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Potato/Onion Bin #2: Source Ideas

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Blog entry by airfieldman posted 568 days ago 2152 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Background Part 2 of Potato/Onion Bin series Part 3: Progress report: Initial glue up »

I spent a lot of time (truth be told) looking for plans, or at least design ideas. There are a few of these bins on this site, which are all really good. I suppose one could say that I encorporated a lot into my final plan. Final plan…hmmm. As I haven’t actually finished the project yet, I guess I don’t know what the final is truly. It really evolves as I go.

I have yet to build anything from plans. Which, off topic, mimics my life…I just do, I don’t plan. But this time, I really had no idea where to even start, as I had never seen one. As I said, LJ’s have quite a few of them, and of varying designs, sizes, capabilities, etc. Then I went to Sketchup Warehouse where there are quite a few less. I settled on a plan that I think either originated here, or was atleast used by a fellow LJ. Below is the link to it, and a screen shot.

Link to Sketchup Warehouse

I plan on redesigning the top to resemble more of a traditional bread box. I’ll cut the sides down by about 45­° and move the door onto the angled area. I estimate that will give an opening of about 6” deep by the 18” width. The over all depth is 12” and the height will end up being about 36”.

Can’t wait to get back home tonight to continue the project journey.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.



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Arthur Rollins

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#1 posted 568 days ago

like your way of thinking , very few things I make come from plan other then what I make as
I go . Some work spme don`t ! Like the tater bin . Art

-- Art, Arts wood n things

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stefang

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#2 posted 568 days ago

This looks like a good design to me, but maybe needs some ventilation. I had a plan to become rich, have a 10,000 acre ranch and gain some weight. Well, at least I realized 1/3 of my plans and not many can say that. Please pass the Twinkies.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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stefang

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#3 posted 567 days ago

This looks like a good design to me, but maybe needs some ventilation. I had a plan to become rich, have a 10,000 acre ranch and gain some weight. Well, at least I realized 1/3 of my plans and not many can say that. Please pass the Twinkies.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Richard

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#4 posted 567 days ago

stefang , the Twinkies are gone.

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airfieldman

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#5 posted 567 days ago

Tis true, as well as Ding Dongs, which is where I see the true crime…

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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stefang

12584 posts in 1933 days


#6 posted 567 days ago

My wife and older son ate Ding Dongs when we lived in the States. Maybe we can get them produced in China. That way we could order them along with our tools.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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