Rolling Cutoff Bin

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 02-18-2009 03:51 AM 5626 views 43 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw one like this posted recently, and decided to do my own version. I’ve had an old television box under the workbench for about three years. I throw stuff in it, and never see it again. :-)

I started with a rough idea in my head, and designed on the fly as I built. I had a very specific spot to put this, so the overall dimensions were a given. I included some casters so I could roll it around as needed.

The only trouble is that it’s almost full already.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 03:55 AM

nice design…. I like the separators… keeps everything lined up – I used to have scrap in the old shop-vac box… whatever goes in – probably will stay there until the box falls apart and then its a “wow… look at those pieces, I could have used them in some projects I was working on… if only I knew it was there”

out of sight, out of mind. looks like this bin will solve THAT problem

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

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 04:09 AM

I too have “bits and pieces” in different cardboard boxes around the shop. I get tired of looking at them. Good idea Charlie.

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 04:10 AM

Oh . . . where do you put the scraps of ply left over from this project? :-)

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 04:11 AM

Nice Charlie, I might have to have one of those myself.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 02-18-2009 04:14 AM

Good idea. I have a whole bunch of scraps I throw in a bin and they’re never seen again. Too much work to dig through it. You’ve inspired me to do something about it. Project!

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#6 posted 02-18-2009 04:17 AM

It really helps to sort by length. Great project.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#7 posted 02-18-2009 04:32 AM

great idea … wish I had one just like it !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 02-18-2009 04:37 AM

Man do I need a couple of those to replace my cardboard boxes. Good Idea.

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts

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#9 posted 02-18-2009 04:40 AM

Great job Charlie. And nice use of old salvage materials.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 02-18-2009 05:18 AM

Oh my gosh!!! This is EXACTLY what I need. I am so glad you shared this charlie. I have been trying to figure out something like this for a long time. This is GREAT!

I tried to add this to my favorites, but as usual, I still can’t get anything to pop up on my computer. I guess I will always be able to find it on your projects.
Thanks for the great idea

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#11 posted 02-18-2009 05:36 AM

You’ve done it again Charlie another great project for me to copy, great job.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#12 posted 02-18-2009 06:09 AM

Wow, gotta have one !!!!!!!!!!!!!
So THAT’s how you do it, now I have to find the time to make one for myself.

Thanks for sharing Charlie

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#13 posted 02-18-2009 06:20 AM

Thats a nice bin …definatley a must do project…
Zuki, your question about where to put the cut offs from the construction of the cutoff bin…kinda like pointing a mirror into a mirror


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#14 posted 02-18-2009 07:11 AM

Great project, Charlie. Thanks also for a view of your current wood arsenal. That QS Sycamore and that Cherry (?) with the knot and spalt have “Box” written all over them.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 02-18-2009 09:40 AM

Hey, wheel that baby with its contents up to Cairo, IL when you visit your family… I’d even drive down there to pick it up from you… LOL

... Looks great… pretty handy I bet!


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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