Misc. Shop Stuff #32: Cut-offs Bin

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 10-13-2013 07:28 PM 781 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A very early build for my shop was this cut-offs bin. It was my first attempt at frame and panel joinery and is all salvage material. I joined the side boards via half-lap, used no screws until it was glued up and set (just added some runners on the bottom and inside slats to the sides). So far it’s held up well.

It’s outta there now to clear the shop room as it goes cleaned top-to-bottom. Not much of a blog entry, I know, but wanted to capture it as it’s not been mentioned before. Thanks!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 09:39 PM

Smitty, not very big!! :0)

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 09:41 PM

Not big enough, is it? :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 09:47 PM

Looks good, just gotta keep it full.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 10:04 PM

Looks like a great use of re purposed wood.
It will do fine for the job it has ahead of it.
Nice work Smitty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 10-13-2013 10:51 PM

Looks better than the mess I got going on!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 10-13-2013 11:57 PM

More salvaged material. You rock Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 08:49 AM

Great work Smitty. A cut-off bin can never be too big.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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