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Project by edwood1975 posted 08-07-2015 08:07 PM 2246 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after enough hints from people that I need to have a better storage system in place to store my lumber scrap I decided to design and build my own little mobile scrap cart.

It’s a very basic design using 3/4” plywood and 3/4” MDF and I used my trusty Kreg K4 pocket hole jig to assemble everything together.

I built the unit to fit in a specific space in my wood shop and the dimensions are 48” Wide x 24” deep x 24” High.
Below are some Of my Sketchup models

shopping List:
(Qty1) 4’x8’ sheet of 3/4” plywood ( base and 3 separating panels)
( Qty 1) 2’x2’ plywood ( Back)
1 2’x4’ of 3/4” MDF ( Cubby dividers)
pocket Hole Screws

Some Helpful Hint:
Because I was building this alone I need a stem to keep the side pieces at right angles to the back and as always my clamps are my 3rd hand so I came across this method online..

It’s basically a 10” piece of scrap cut at 45° at each end and then straight cut (90°) in the middle ( used pocket screws to connect, but you can use whatever method you want)

All 3 of the units side panels are almost identical ( almost)
There basically 2’x4’ panels cut out with my jigsaw saw ( measure 12” from back wall, measure 12” from bottom to the top and 12” from the outside in , then a draw a line between these 2 points to give the slope and repeat on all 3 boards.

The back panel is 2’x2’ and I placed pocket holes every 6” on each side and then on the bottom so you can screw the back into the floor and of course use glue)

I hope you like.

-- Ed

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#1 posted 08-07-2015 09:42 PM

Heck yeah! Looks very useful!

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 11:53 PM

Nice job Ed, guess I’ll stop making snide remarks ‘bout your scrap bin.. It’s nice when your short scraps no longer migrate to the middle beneath all the larger scraps, eh?

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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Dave Rutan

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#3 posted 08-07-2015 11:59 PM

Great job. I severely need to go through my scraps of 12 in. and under. They’re mostly useless, based on how often I go for them.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 08-08-2015 12:53 AM

Nice job Ed, guess I ll stop making snide remarks bout your scrap bin.. It s nice when your short scraps no longer migrate to the middle beneath all the larger scraps, eh?

- greg48

AGREED Greg … By the way your the inspiration behind this project … I can’t tell you how one project like this can make such a big impact on the shop… I’m entering a clean up phase

-- Ed

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