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Garbage Can Holder #2: Lid Is On!

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Blog entry by MyOldGarage posted 1957 days ago 2520 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last night I rushed home to get the lid on the trash can holder. I was pretty anxious to move the box one step closer to done status. It’s still not done . . .need to add some trim and other things to make it look “purty” but I think it’s getting there. A master craftsman I’m not . . . but my mistakes are a learning experience. :-)

Yep . . that’s the trash can (with trash even) in it’s soon to be new home. I haven’t sanded the lid areas that I cut out, so everything is a bit rough . . . and you can see where my jointer blades had the nick. DOH! I gotta make a tool to change those, and then sharpen the offending ones. Hmm.

The door jam holder thingy was a throwback from my daughter’s early days . . . not wanting to have a door shut on tiny fingers. My wife grabbed it and fit it to at least keep the door from banging down and to make it easier to open. I’m going to put trim around the plywood edges there . . . or something. I don’t know what yet. It’s a work in progress . . . remember? I had a Bible reading this morning that reminded me of that very thing—last night I was pretty critical of my work. For some reason I expect “perfection” in my items, when I know I haven’t been doing this too long . . . so my skiils aren’t where they need to be yet. It goes back to the same thought on my spiritual life . . . I’m not perfect nor will I ever be, but I have to keep practicing and learning each and every day. Sometimes I just need that reminder . . . the trash can holder might be a good way to reinforce that for a while. That’s metaphorically so true in so many different ways. ;-)

-- Bradley Miller, Blue Springs, MO - http://myoldgarage.blogspot.com



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1957 days ago

perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

we ARE our worst critics. looks really good from here.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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SteveMO

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#2 posted 1957 days ago

Brad,
Looks good. Nice touch on the lid preventer. I’ll have to incorporate the same thing to keep my grandkids, etc from smashing fingers. Not to mention myself. :)

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Pie

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#3 posted 1957 days ago

How about putting on a hinge that won’t shut unless you push it down? Can’t remember what they are called but when you lift the lid up, the hinge kinda locks in place. Then you could leave th elid open and play garbage basketball!! Good job, looks good.

-- Pie

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Partridge

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#4 posted 1957 days ago

what no recycling plastic !!!!! good job. covenant

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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bensaw

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#5 posted 1917 days ago

I second the hinge idea. They typically use them for children’s toy boxes. Check rockler’s website.
And thanks for inspiration for my next “I’m bored and I have a few hours to spare” project!!

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