I know the title doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Welcome to my world!
Well as followers of my blogs know, I am doing some heavy duty clean up, as well as organizing my shop. Well last night during what time I could eke out for shop time, I managed to un-bury a couple of 29.5×24” 3/4 sanded SYP ply cutoffs. This was the stuff I used for my tool stacker. Now given that the overall dimensions desired for my upcoming small parts / router accessories cabinet is 32” W x 28” H X 16” deep, well I know I won’t get a whole lot of grain matching going on, but at least I have the material for the sides… So I have more or less finalized the design for the cabinet, I need more ply, and some peg board to finish it up, but once done, it will provide a home for 2 of my current 3 Stack On small parts bins. The main drawback I can see to using them is… They are both dead flat, and I need to make a jointing sled for my planer (have some 10” wide stock I need to fact joint, which is needless to say, WAY beyond the capacity of my bench top jointer…)
Speaking of the small parts bins, the 3rd is the older style with the hard plastic bins and the bins are starting to break apart, I tried getting a replacement from Stack On but they have been useless, so I consolidated. and I now have a 38 out of 39 drawer parts bin. I am also looking at getting rid of 4 large bin drawers full of roofing nails after I finish up a dog house for Brody the very hyper puppy that needs to mellow out to Shop Dog status, and the sooner the better. But that’s another story all together…
Anyway, I digress. A small project I had considered, especially since my small parts bins seem to only get 1/10th full on the small drawers, is some drawer dividers that Stack On is too cheap to include. but the question is what can I use that is thin enough to slide down the slot given in the drawer. I am thinking about cutting a few out of tempered hardboard, and just sanding down the ends to thickness. It doesn’t have to be beautiful, it just has to work after all…
So anyway, I spent plenty of time last night to clean out the broken drawed cabinet, (Wonder if it would be worth it to anybody to build a drawer for it so they can have a free cabinet? I have plenty of 1/4” ply…) and it’s ready to come off the wall. The design for the new cabinet is printed, and ready to cut.
Well as it is, I have more to do than I have time or money, but that’s the story of my life… I’ll just plug away and keep doing what I can do. With any luck maybe somebody will chuck out some more plywood. (it happens in my neighborhood, a LOT…) and then I can build this thing full from scrap (Have the peg board in my cutoffs I think…)
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