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Blog entry by doitforfun posted 04-12-2014 03:02 AM 707 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi. My little shop is for stuff I’m building for home. I hope to do some great things in the future but for now it’s just a few small projects. I recently started reading here and found some great ideas. The first real lumber jocks project I’ve set on is a portable scrap bin. Apologies to whomever created the idea – it was on one of the blogs but I can’t find it to give credit.

Anyway, tonight I finished painting the last room in my house so I decided to celebrate by building one of the great ideas from here: a simple but incredibly useful scrap bin. In fact, it’s made from scraps. I only bought the casters so the total cost was under $20. Now I have a rollable bin so I can finally clean under my scrap pile. I also threw away a bunch of crap I didn’t need. Spring cleaning! Great success!

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY



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#1 posted 04-12-2014 02:23 PM

Welcome, great work

-- Norman

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#2 posted 04-12-2014 03:12 PM

A lot of us started this journey with house projects. Graduating from drywall, plumbing, and plaster is better than a PhD.

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#3 posted 04-12-2014 04:02 PM

That will be a great organizer for you shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 04-12-2014 06:31 PM

My shop is already cleaner. Not only did I toss out 2 contractor bags of little scraps (I used to think even the little tiny leftovers could be useful for something), but I am now able to vacuum the floor in the scrap area. Win win and clean shop. My next project will be a hinged outfeed table I saw on another blog here and I also plan to build a mitre saw table which I think I’ll blog about. Now that I’m done painting, it’s time to start replacing the crappy moldings with something nicer.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#5 posted 04-12-2014 08:22 PM

I edited your photo in my photo gallery. Now it looks like a nice project and my neck feels good. Welcome to LJ, I hope you enjoy it here.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 04-12-2014 08:50 PM

Thanks! I don’t know why it came out sideways. I posted from my phone.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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