A triple stack cart.
I wanted to have all three of my machines easily at hand, but not under my bench, my MIG is there now and it gets really dirty.
This is what I came up with.
First I did a test fit....
There will be my old heavy stick welder on the bottom, my new arc plasma cutter in the middle and my MIG on top, the MIG is the tool I use the most by far. On the back will be my gas bottle, I weld with extra gas from our draught beer machines, I often get cylinders back from customers with maybe 1/8 of a tank left, the would rather change the tank out without a restaurant full of customers, so the swap them when they are low, thus I get free gas!
Then I tacked it all together....
I then checked my sizes again, just to be sure and then welded it up solid.
I can sit on the top shelf and bounce up and down and it does not flex much at all, and I'm a big boy
Poor pictures of passable welds, I'm welding with 100% CO2 if that changes anything.
The gas bottle on the back is just sitting there, I did NOT move the cart with the bottle on it, I need to make some sort of a tie down for the gas bottle.
Now I need to make the platforms for the shelves, I'm thinking just plywood painted black maybe, and then I have to figure out some cable holders of some kind.
I'd appreciate some input on the cable holders, pics if you got them
The rack is VERY stable, I think I like it. I will be able to move the cart around in my small shop or even move it outside if needed to work.