Magazine article Sunset

Rolling Cart or Table ... Thanks to the Tilting Top

Magazine article Sunset

Rolling Cart or Table ... Thanks to the Tilting Top

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To handle plywood by himself, Bill North of Burbank, California, designed a rolling cart with a top that pivots into two positions. When the top is tilted down, it can hold a sheet of plywood on ba built-in lip for easy moving. When the top is horizontal, it becomes a feeder for his table saw.

Making the cart's base

The base is made from two 48-inch lengths of 2-by-4 and two 24-inch 4-by-4s. The 2-by-4s are screwed and glued into 1 1/2- by 3 1/2-inch rabbets cut in the ends of the 4-by-4s. Full-pivoting casters are screwed to each corner of the rectangle.

Two 30-inch-tall 2-by-4 uprights (held by pairs of 3/8- by 3-inch lag screws and glue) are let into 1 1/2- by 3 1/2-inch notches cut 8 inches in from one end of the 4-by-4s. The uprights are rounded and cut to align with the top of the saw. (Mr. North later put wheels on the saw, and added blocks to the bottom of the cart to raise it.)

Then comes the top

Most of the top is made of 2-by-4s. …

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