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Re: Ol' Foggy garage seat with tool chest

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:50 pm
by Ol'fogasaurus
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:45 pm
Lee, and anyone else watching... All of the photos you posted through photobucket are no longer linking. Photobucket has stopped allowing 3rd party photo posting using their service and eliminated all the links... If you want to pay for Photobucket now, you can continue to use it how you always have... but they have now killed their appeal completely and If most are like me... well... I'm pretty nearly done deleting and removing all of my links to them... There are a ton of photos on the web that are now dead due to their lack of foresight.
Yeah, I have stopped using them but didn't delete everything. I am not going to pay $400 per month to post, that is for sure!

Greed is a (W)horrible thing! Its funny: if I remember correctly, the genetic code for hoarding is the same code as for alcoholism. I wonder if the overly rich and powerful are hoarders via the same genetic code. Hmmmmm!

Re: Ol' Foggy garage seat with tool chest

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:14 pm
by Ol'fogasaurus ... &FORM=IGRE

Some different types of swivel air fittings that could be used to make my own air hose reel. As Pile said, the hose does not need to be that long, I would thinking 8' to 10' or less as the base would be movable. I don't need to even have a reel if I put the hose on the frames side but I sure do like the idea of it under the frame; sooo cool it twood be! 8)

The electrical connection on the tool chest frame could be much less involved as I have a electrical reel in the ceiling of the garage bay where I do most of the work. It easily cover's two bays or I can add another one in the middle bay if necessary. It is the idea of having the down low cart that I can easily move when working down low.

Even though I haven't used it "in anger" yet (really doing some positive work sitting on it), it has turned out to be much more handy than the stools I have been using.

Who ever came up with the original idea... thanks a lot!

Re: Ol' Foggy garage seat with tool chest

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:07 pm
by Ol'fogasaurus
Since the other pictures are gone this is what was built. If anyone wants more contact me and I will post them.

By-the-way, remove the seat and the lid of the tool box will open unlocking the drawers to slide out and give extra storage. Push the drawers back in and closing the lid locks the drawers so the tool box can be lifted out of the stool w/o the drawers sliding out. The lid can be closed when the drawers are opened allowing them to be used in an open or closed situation.


Re: Ol' Foggy garage seat with tool chest

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:40 am
by Dale M.
What no "tapper" and pretzel holder....


Re: Ol' Foggy garage seat with tool chest

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:43 am
by Ol'fogasaurus
Hi Dale, haven't talked to you for a while now.

No food allowed in the garage as I make too much of a mess grinding all the time :roll:. I don't drink alcohol (partly because of meds) but it might be an idea for someone else.

I do have a small table sized refrigerator a couple steps away :wink: and having a soda under the work area with me is asking for an accident.

A small foldaway table could be added, maybe folding on the back side of the box which could be mounted and formed to be a back rest. Doing that might require the rear caster mounts to be cantilevered farther out. An interesting idea :idea: .

The idea for the short air line stored under the tool chest I still like just isn't going to work out and for many reasons. Putting the disconnects for air and electricity are still projected to-dos. Been too busy with other things like selling our motorhome so the garage is packed with stuff that was in it.

Silly... but suggestions like this do get my mind working and not only in the directions suggested :wink: .

Re: Ol' Foggy garage seat with tool chest

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:47 pm
by Ol'fogasaurus
I finally gave up on the under seat air hose bit that Pile suggested ("Would a short retractable hose reel fit horizontally underneath, within the casters?"). I love the idea still but some parts of making it are beyond me at the time. I am pretty sure I could make the reel and use a ratchet wrench to wind the short hose in as I couldn't come up with a spring loaded kind of thing to do it but it was the locking it so it didn't unwind and keeping the end of the hose in place finally was the "IT" for this, at least for now; the commercial units I looked into are just too wide to use.

I was up at HF today (bad day as it is Labor Day and the place was crazy busy) and looked at what they had; again, too big in dia. and too fat. I did get an water filter for the join between the main air hose in and the short hose for under the car. They only have 5' short hoses, one with an ersatz swivel but both were too short... maybe. Not ready for that part yet, just planning ahead.

I was also up at one of the box stores to work on the electrical disconnect on the seat frame and drove 2 of the electronics guys crazy. "One of the busiest days of the year and everyone come in with weird stuff they want to do" :twisted: (a paraphrased quote but... gotcha!... :oops: sorry). But... I think we may have come up with a good way do it... and do it one better... maybe.

Now I have to figure out which disconnect/feed goes on which side of the stool. I am sure which ever side I choose will be the wrong side... then I will change it and it will be on the wrong again :roll: :twisted: .


Re: Ol' Foggy garage seat with tool chest

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:27 pm
by Ol'fogasaurus
Did some preassembly then fitting to the frame and it looks like it is going to work out.

I can have either 2 or 6 plugins depending on the way I go but how ever I go it will be limited to a total of about 13 AMP total draw because of the wiring gauge I chose; it could be updated at a later time quite easily. This should be more than enough as I would have more than maybe two draws (lights for example) at the most going at any time. I did a calculation on line and a 500 watt draw of the lights I could use ranges from 4 to 4 1/2 AMPS depending on the calculator you use ( ... s_ohms.htm this was the second one I used) so two lights on a stand would still be under the 13 AMP draw.

Now I have to choose which side is power and which side is air.

Re: Ol' Foggy garage seat with tool chest

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:32 pm
by Ol'fogasaurus
I finished off adding the electrical connection this AM. My garage is so full after selling our motorhome that it is impossible to do much especially in the way of welding.

The box is a normal cheap electrical box to which I welded a strap of the same angle iron I made the frame upright from. To do this I cleaned the switch box and the strap then spot welded it in two places using the inside of the box then welded the ends of the strap to the box. Why? It was an experiment and it did work; it made it easier to clamp the now assembly into place while doing the welding on the angle iron join and not fall apart in the process. The angle iron wraps around the upright for a strong join. After much debate with myself as to which the side of the box I would add it to so, as I said before: no matter which side I add it to it will be the wrong side then, if I moved it to the other side after the first join it still would be wrong.

I punched out the lower hole in the rear of the box, added the clamp then threaded the wire from the plug and marked to length to shorten the connecting wire. I then marked and cut then removed the sleeve of the connection wire. Then, using the outlet as a pattern, I shortened the wire to the needed length, stripped the ends and clamped on pronged connectors and finally connected everything together. It didn't take long as I got lucky on the first cuts.

The 6 plug in is something that plugs into the two plug outlet then the center screw goes into where a cover normally is attached keeping the two pieces tight together; they should not pull apart. It's load is compatible with the 13 1/2 amp rating of the wire I used.

Do I need 6 plug-in positions? No but when under a car, on your back, it is easier to connect to one of 6 than to connect to one of two (a rationalization on my part :oops: :lol: ).

I have the parts for the air connection but I need to get a bigger piece of metal than the scrap I have as the connection to the water separator is a pair of slots, not what you might call a regular connection. Most of the water separators I looked at were not intended for anything but an in-line connection out of the compressor or an in-line connection to something like a blast cabinet. There was a big price difference for more conventional ones also.

One other thing I plan on adding would be to the bottom frame/grab bar that would be something like a towel rack bar that I could grab while on my back and move the cart around.

A lot of silliness for something so trivial but it has been fun! With what little I have used it the build has been worth it.