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Job Buddy

Everyone needs a buddy! Build this portable and handy Job Buddy for your workshop! Mobile seating and tool storage for your convenience. Download the plans and start turning your space into your own Dream Workshop.

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Start by cutting each side of the Job Buddy from 3/4” plywood
Top/Bottom: (2) 42-1/2” x 12-1/2”
Front/Back: (2) 42-1/2” x 13”
Sides: (2) 11” x 13”


Start by cutting each side of the Job Buddy from 3/4” plywood
Top/Bottom: (2) 42-1/2” x 12-1/2”
Front/Back: (2) 42-1/2” x 13”
Sides: (2) 11” x 13”
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Next, take the front panel (42-1/2” x 13”) and measure out the
window area. Using a ruler and straight edge, measure and mark a
rectangle 2-3/4” from the top and 16-1/2” from the sides.


Next, take the front panel (42-1/2” x 13”) and measure out the
window area. Using a ruler and straight edge, measure and mark a
rectangle 2-3/4” from the top and 16-1/2” from the sides.
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Drill two holes inside opposite sides of the rectangle you’ve just
drawn. Use the holes as the starting point to cut out the opening
with a jig saw.


Drill two holes inside opposite sides of the rectangle you’ve just
drawn. Use the holes as the starting point to cut out the opening
with a jig saw.
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Using a router, make a rabbet cut 1/4” deep and 1/2” wide around the
front facing side of the opening. The metal mesh in Step 9 will inlay
here for a cleaner look.
Repeat steps 3-4 for the opposite side of box.


Using a router, make a rabbet cut 1/4” deep and 1/2” wide around the
front facing side of the opening. The metal mesh in Step 9 will inlay
here for a cleaner look.
Repeat steps 3-4 for the opposite side of box.
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Select the top piece (42-1/2” x 12-1/2”) and cut out the top opening.
Leave 1-1/2” of plywood around three sides and 10” at the end.


Select the top piece (42-1/2” x 12-1/2”) and cut out the top opening.
Leave 1-1/2” of plywood around three sides and 10” at the end.
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Assemble all pieces to make the box. Apply glue to the 13” edge of
side pieces. Drill pilot holes and drive screws through front/back panels.


Assemble all pieces to make the box. Apply glue to the 13” edge of
side pieces. Drill pilot holes and drive screws through front/back panels.
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Apply glue to top and bottom of box when assembling these pieces.
Any screws that you put down through the top piece of plywood will be
seen, so consider using pocket screws for the top piece. The rest of the
pieces can be face-screwed, because they will be covered up.


Apply glue to top and bottom of box when assembling these pieces.
Any screws that you put down through the top piece of plywood will be
seen, so consider using pocket screws for the top piece. The rest of the
pieces can be face-screwed, because they will be covered up.
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To trim out the sides of the box cut the following:
From one 1”x4”x8’ board cut twelve separate 7-1/2” boards.
From two 1”x4”x8’ boards cut four separate 42-1/2” boards.
Finally, from one 1”x4”x6’ board cut four separate 14” boards.


To trim out the sides of the box cut the following:
From one 1”x4”x8’ board cut twelve separate 7-1/2” boards.
From two 1”x4”x8’ boards cut four separate 42-1/2” boards.
Finally, from one 1”x4”x6’ board cut four separate 14” boards.
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Using metal shears, cut a piece of metal mesh 10-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Set
the metal in the middle frame opening and secure with hot glue.
Using glue and brand nails, fasten all trim to the outside of the box.


Using metal shears, cut a piece of metal mesh 10-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Set
the metal in the middle frame opening and secure with hot glue.
Using glue and brand nails, fasten all trim to the outside of the box.
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Cut 4 pieces of 2” angle iron 14-1/2” long. Drill pilot holes and attach
each piece to the corners of the box.


Cut 4 pieces of 2” angle iron 14-1/2” long. Drill pilot holes and attach
each piece to the corners of the box.
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Cut two pieces of 2” angle iron 14” long. Drill pilot holes and attach to
the top sides of the box.


Cut two pieces of 2” angle iron 14” long. Drill pilot holes and attach to
the top sides of the box.
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Cut two pieces of 3” iron bar 12” long. Drill pilot holes and attach to
the top of box.


Cut two pieces of 3” iron bar 12” long. Drill pilot holes and attach to
the top of box.
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From 3/4” plywood cut a piece 32”x16” for the top lid. Attach to top of
box with 30” continuous hinge.


From 3/4” plywood cut a piece 32”x16” for the top lid. Attach to top of
box with 30” continuous hinge.
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Attach casters to bottom of cart.


Attach casters to bottom of cart.
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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate
Categories: Furniture, Garage

Materials Used:

  • (4) caster wheels

  • (1) 30" continuous hinge

  • (1) 3"x24" fat iron bar stock

  • (1) 2"x8

  • (1) 24"x24" metal mesh

  • (1) 48"x48" 3/4" plywood

  • (2) 1"x4"x6

  • (5) 1"x4"x8

  • rabbet bit

  • cutting disc

  • drill bits for pilot holes

  • router table

  • Table Saw


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