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Due to the covid-19 coronavirus, many of as are confinde in some type of quarantine so i wanted for as to share are home, shop, car and other projects that we are tackling to pass the time.🤠

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Quarantine project No: 1 To make me a tool cart form my wrenches and other mechanics tools. And being quarantine i have to make it from what i have. So i dig around my garage and come up with those pieces of steel, shopping cart wheels, boards and 4 steel drawer slides. First i assembled the draws without the fronts, that give me the dimensions for the frame work. I cut and welded the tubing to make the bottom frame, i used 45 degree cuts to avoid any open holes, then i welded the wheels to it and then welded the up rights. At this point i called it a day so i'll continue tomorrow.

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I added two front porch lights as they never existed and it was always too dark on that side, assembled  pergola kit where bbq is at and made a raised bad for garden to grove some vegetables. 
 

Luckily someone added water bib and 220V in that area for spa and I already order 60A box to finish it and I’ll use 110V out of it to power my WIFI sprinkler controller and LED lights. My mom helped me to plant bunch of flowers and fruit trees.

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Part 2 on quarantine project No: 1 , i continued with the frame, cut the tubing and welded them, i used a round bar and some sheet steel on the front to make it more comfortable to work on it, i also rounded the edges and fully welded the open tubes and grounded them smooth, then come to find and fit the top and bottom i used some darker color with a bit of texture so it can take a beating and not look awful. Then came the difficult task of fixing the drows, i had to weld on extasons because the slides did not reach, i did fix them first by screws but then welded them. Last thing i did is to disassemble it and paint the frame. I used truck bed liner thinned so i can apply it with a paint gun, my thinking is should last longer. The plan going forward is to assemble it, cut and fix the draw faces and handles and wrap the entire cabinet in zinc plated sheet metal.

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Part 3 of Quarantine project No: 1, Today i started with mounting the top and bottom boards, i had to cut the corners on the top one a bit more because the sliders are in the way, i used some screws and some glue to secure them, then i looked around to find something to wrap it in. I did find a thin sheet of galvanised sheet metal but it was a foot too short, so i went to the steel place, had to wait in line for half an hour because of the epidemic they are only allowing one customer at a time, bought me a sheet of galvanized sheet metal 0.8-0.9mm, also bought couple of lengths of square tubing, for a future project. Got it home and wraped the cart in it, i used pop rivits and scrows to secure it. Last thing i did is to mount the drawers, i still need to find and make the drawer faces and handles. At first i was thinking just to cut some whiteboard but with it looking this good i may invest some time in making good looking wood ones.

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