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    Mobile leftover sheet metal sorting / storing caddy.

    Made this mobile caddy for sorting and storing leftover sheet metals.
    Bends are made with my diy bending tools.

    (Video about making my new press brake comes later. )

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    Four sections for separating different materials or sizes.

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    Handle also works as a support for longer sheets.

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    I have just a small quantity of sheet metal saved for project, not time to start it yet. No matter where stored, was always in the way. Finally bought an inexpensive used drywall cart.
    I know, not very home made. Without full voltage, can't run a welder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    I have just a small quantity of sheet metal saved for project, not time to start it yet. No matter where stored, was always in the way. Finally bought an inexpensive used drywall cart.
    I know, not very home made. Without full voltage, can't run a welder.
    Yep. Welding and possibility to make bends really makes building faster. Drilling multible holes and locating several angle brackets can be a pain.

    Drywall cart is a good solution too.
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    Drawback to my cart was noticed loading it first time.
    While the wheels, 2 swivel 2 rigid look well spaced, the large diameter swivels shift the center of gravity and cart wants to tip. Design flaw? Overloading? A bit of each, plus variety of metal sizes. Real culprits, surprisingly, turned out to be the narrowest set, about 5' long, 4" wide, a 3" stack of 14 gauge.
    Unlike yours, one area is over the wheels instead of inside and low, and frame of very lightweight materials.
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    Thanks Tuomas! We've added your Sheetmetal Storage Caddy to our Storage and Organization category,
    as well as to your builder page: Tuomas's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    I like this design. Well thought out, well done that man.



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