Tool Stand – Part 2 – Materials, How and Why


I’m organized in a small compact space
has always been an issue trying to find where I can store things up in the
rafters and things like that but one problem is I would always keep tools
down on a shelf so if I needed a grinder or a sander I would have to take it out
set it up plug it and use it clean it off put it away and I would immediately
need it again so I needed some way to have the tools out and ready and for
something like my miter saw I have a wood stand I made it out of two by fours
and that’s fine for that because I keep moving it around when I need it but I
saw a mine some people were building stands out of Steel they were using a
car rim for the base there’s two places you can find them I found seven of these
rims will just buy about seven tools stands on Craigslist for 30 bucks so I
was selling them they were bent and 30 bucks I got seven rooms otherwise they
were gonna be ten bucks each from a junkyard the next thing was finding
steel for the actual stance now before I went bought the steel I had to determine
what tools I was going to use how high the plates needed to be and how high the
tools needed to be if you look all of these tool stands are different heights
and the plates on here in different sizes so I got all the tools out that I
wanted to do I laid him on a big sheet of brown construction paper I traced out
the base plates where I was going to mount the bolts and I determined the
height so a drill press I wanted it to be this height the the balance of this
sight which meant that the basis had to be different heights themselves I went
to a metal scrap yard nearby and I was able to get for $70 total I got 12 feet
of this schedule 80 heavy heavy duty 4 inch steel pipe and I think a 14 foot by
11 inch wide thick quarter inch steel plate like so for 70 bucks I got all the
steel two tools that were laying around and so all of this together was a
hundred bucks now when I went there you do have to bargain if you’re gonna go to
scrap yard they weigh it out they say okay that’s that weigh so much it’s
gonna be $200 and I was like I’m not spending that I talked to the manager
and he’s like how about 70 I said sure so definitely don’t spend whatever they
tell you at first kind of bargain and say hey what about this what about that
now if you’re going to do this I have a small little the $90
flux core welder from Harbor Freight I could have done it with that but I have
a buddy that’s a welder and he is a really good welder and he has an
oxy-acetylene torch and there’s no way I could have made these without that oxy
acetylene torch a cutting wheel and a grinder it would have taken forever we
made these working together or you can make a couple of couple stands whoops
they’re gonna make seven you better have the right tools and after coming back
from his crunch the next day I had to clean up all the rust these pipes have
been sitting out for who knows how to live they’re all covered in rust so I
had a couple grinding this I got these from Harbor Freight I got the multi pack
there’s a pack of two of these brushes and two of these for nine bucks I got
four of them from Harbor Freight and they look to be just as good and they
work great so then I had all the rough stuff I brought them down here and I put
oil and wd-40 ml on the pipes just to found a really cool trick that you can
do for clear coating steel and that is with this right here
it’s penetrant called flood and a lot of guys that do rat rods and stuff like
that rusty metal painted hoods you just paint this right on top this stuff went
on and it’s rock solid and smooth shiny and it has a great finish to it and I
have totally changed my mind about painting them I just clear coated the
metal and that’s what you see the last thing I did was on the bottom I took
some felt and my hot glue gun and I hot glued and felt a felt ring on the bottom
of all these that way when I set it down because sometimes I have to pull them
out and slide them around I don’t want to be scraping that metal on the ground
sometimes I have to pull my bandsaw out to cut with a big board so with the felt
on the bottom it allows me to slide I just really like how this setup works
it’s mobile it’s customizable they’re gonna last forever it’s not like
something I go a lot of wood even though this is pretty good
and I like beside wheels over my miter saw being able to flip up the extension
I love how these turned out I’m glad I did it
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