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    Updated my welding cart with larger wheel and a handle that also holds the mig gun with cover too.

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    Started with an old oscilloscope cart from before my time. I liked the tilt feature but it interfered with opening the side to change the wire. Selected the bottles rack and a custom height drawer from ZTFab who graciously gave me a shop tour when I picked them up, I highly recommend his quality service. Still need to add the TIG and stick rod containers and possibly some ears where the cables hang.

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    Constantly reminding myself to take pictures while work is in progress, still nothing much to show. Best laid plans and all that...

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    This is the axle mount, 5/8" bolt which I sanded the head to fit a drilled 1" hole. Double duty as reinforcement for the base of the bottles rack.

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    this is the stub mount for the base of the bottles rack, replacing two of the original casters. drilled and tapped 1/4"-20 on the diagonal. Silver legs of original scope cart are aluminum so bottle rack is bolted in place. Still learning to control warping, by the time I finished welding out the bottle rack it was sadly out of tolerance, nothing a few clamps and gentle persuasion couldn't fix.
    (OK, high percentage of my available clamps and the hammer strikes are artfully hidden under the bottom shelf)
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    I found scaffolding casters are cheap (about 100 bucks for four) and work great with heavy loads on uneven ground. I'm using them on my next welding cart (just a flat dolly so not worth a pic).
    They slip fit into round tubing so plan is to add tube sockets to various benches and my lathe base so I can use a couple sets of casters when I rearrange my shop. Scaffold casters can be locked or let swivel and have brakes. If you're building a cart consider them because they're vastly better than most casters on welding machines. At over 1000lbs capacity per wheel with 8" diameter wheels they're sweet to use.

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    Here’s my new welding cart with turntable for the top machine.

    Close up of the 4500 lb capacity turntable with subframe for a Fronius 2200 TransSteel 2200





    Ready for paint….








    Tilt and drop bracket for easy removal of Fronius Transpocket 180 on top





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    That's one of the nicest carts. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woznme View Post
    That's one of the nicest carts. Well done.
    thank you!


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    Nice cart will last a life time.

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    Here’s my new welding cart with turntable for the top machine.

    Close up of the 4500 lb capacity turntable with subframe for a Fronius 2200 TransSteel 2200





    Ready for paint….








    Tilt and drop bracket for easy removal of Fronius Transpocket 180 on top





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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    Nice cart will last a life time.

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    Thanks, Dave. I’m over 70 but I’ll keep my fingers crossed…


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    Still young 👍. You look 40 in your avatar.

    As long you do not get a bird or goto the doctor ok maybe do not get a car or truck you be OK for next 70 years.

    Dave

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    Thanks, Dave. I’m over 70 but I’ll keep my fingers crossed…


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    Terry that's nuts... I understand the two MIG sets on the one cart... one for each hand, obviously... but the MMA set on top? I guess you hold the stinger with your toes

    Seriously though, lovely work. The turntable makes it a lot nicer to use, I found that out with my Miller cart.

    I thought about mounting the Lorch S3 on a turntable, but it's a bit big/heavy, and I would have to figure out some extensions for the water cooler hoses.
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    Mine are kind of "settled" and I finally found a good use for the synch. That sexy little blue cart has been around, simply set the plas on it for a long time and when renovating found 2 carts I didnt even need if I set 2 machines on top of ole blue.
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    I built a lot of custom equipment earlier in my career but to tell the truth and tired of welding and grinding, just had enough. I do what I have to do but not looking for projects. For me its more about where, the ergonomics of a pit stop. i am amazed how fast and easy it is to become cardboard storage, how something sits down and can remain, sometimes for years, donr with it, simply sit in the way. I rember back in the day a bud says,,, the DP is great but move it back out of the way. Some stuff put there the day I move in, never moved, never used. Building a storage helped. Its something I did very deliberate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkul View Post

    Seriously though, lovely work. The turntable makes it a lot nicer to use, I found that out with my Miller cart.

    I thought about mounting the Lorch S3 on a turntable, but it's a bit big/heavy, and I would have to figure out some extensions for the water cooler hoses.
    thanks, M

    i always wished i had incorporated a turntable on the cart for my TA branded Lorch......wasn't about to make that mistake again.


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    Les that cart ALMOST makes me want to finish my cart
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    Just gotta paint it. I'm stoked this is my first decent fab project.

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    old junky carts i made

    invertig 221 water cooled
    hypertherm powermax 30xp
    fronius transpocket 180
    fronius transsteel 2200
    fronius iwave 230i water cooled

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