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Offline CaptainBuilt

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CaptainBuilt's 6'x12' mobile wood shop trailer
« on: August 27, 2015, 02:50 PM »
Hello FOG! My name is Captain Built and I am a Mississippi River push boat (barges) Captain, and avid woodworker. I'm taking my woodworking to the next level by doing jobs on my time off and building a brand. I've done several woodworking contract jobs, and since I've been getting lots of job offers, it's time to go mobile!

I'm planning on making everything I have fit, and work out of my trailer. Including a few new Festool goodies!

A few items I need to redesign are my chop saw station, router table, and work table. And of course, making everything fit inside of my trailer.

Here is the trailer I got on a trade:


It's a little "rough" but a good starting point. I will clean it up a bit, add a tongue box, interior lighting, fan, and decals on the exterior. 

I'm currently at work. But when I get in, I'll show more progress, including video and blog posts from my website.

Thanks,

CaptainBuilt
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Offline woodchippie

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Re: CaptainBuilt's 6'x12' mobile wood shop trailer
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 03:07 PM »
Look forward to seeing more [big grin]

Offline bearpaw

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Re: CaptainBuilt's 6'x12' mobile wood shop trailer
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 08:37 PM »
Good idea. I have been using and designing tool trailers for about 20 years now the axle on your trailer looks like a 3500 lb axle which means you can haul about 2000 lbs tops. The single axle will bouncea lot and jar your tools inside a good bit. I went to a dual axle for my second trailer and on my present rig have upgraded to 2 6500 pound axles. The trailer is 18 ft long and equipped with a 10000 watt generator to run the job if needed.
We put in a glue down rubber floor and custom built the cabinets and desk in the front of the trailer. I also installed 6 led floodlights on the outside in case we have to work at night. Its also equipped with a 32 inch flatscreen tv to view and blowup plans.

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Re: CaptainBuilt's 6'x12' mobile wood shop trailer
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 02:43 PM »
Captain, before you invest a lot of effort in customizing and outfitting your existing trailer
I'll second the caution and advice regarding second axle and the effect on contents. A friend has some serious experience pulling tandem axle demo trailers all over the country and I keep hearing contents getting damaged by the rough ride even though it's an 18 ft trailer.
 A heavier and loaded trailer will be kinder to your tools and contents. I'll bet you will hear more advice to that effect.

Good luck!
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Offline kixnbux

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Re: CaptainBuilt's 6'x12' mobile wood shop trailer
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 10:40 PM »
My 21' tandem axle has taken very good care of my tools. Even loose boards and driver bits on the bench tops are still where they were when I get to the next site

Offline kixnbux

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Re: CaptainBuilt's 6'x12' mobile wood shop trailer
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 10:41 PM »