Scrap rack

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Project by PirateOfCatan posted 06-04-2009 01:40 AM 3209 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do not normally have a lot of full sheet goods on hand, but do have a lot of other scrap lumber. I still haven’t figured out where to put smallish pieces of plywood yet.

The sheet good area is made from 2×12 with OSB sides. The back side framed and the front has the bin rack as the structure. The front bin is constructed with pocket screws, pneumatics and plenty of glue. (18) 2” straight casters, each with a 125lb work load, are on arcs about 2’ apart. One line of casters picks up the outside edge of the scrap bin, one the inside of both the bin and 2×12, and the last line is on the outside edge of the 2×12. The floor is not the most even of things and I started with only 12 casters. The floor with be fixed soon and the casters have already been addressed. It swings much better now.

The pivot is schedule 40 2” pipe welded to a 1/2” thick steel flange. That is lagged to the concrete floor via some lage shields. The bottom 2×12 it notched slot around the pipe. A 1” thick piece of UHMW acts as the actual contact for the pivoting action. Seven #10 wood screws hold the UHMW to the 2×12. I made a second set for a top pivot but have not felt like it needs it. Plus I plan to add dowel storage to the end.

The loading of full sheets is a little tight. The fourth picture show a view from behind the rack. I do have a walkout door, which is wonderful. Given it’s greatness… it is only a 30” door, has two steps down, in two feet another doorway (with screen door), future laundry room on the right and furnace on the left. Currently the furnace air return ducting cuts into the doorway by just over one foot. All told, once it is in the basement it only has 3-5/8” of wiggle room between furnace and rack.

When I was planning out my shop space I was keeping in mind the ripping of a full 4’x8’ sheet. The stairs are on the opposite wall with a railing. I took the height of my table saw into account when determining the dimensions of the scrap bins. As you can see the tallest sections act as a feeding support. I am very glad all my planning actually worked out.

-- P.O.C.

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 01:48 AM

Pretty spiffy storage. To be honest though, organized people tend to give me the willies. ;-)

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 02:49 AM

Nice job, and great planning for the feed support. I’m favoriting this so when I build mine I’ll have some ideas to incorporate.
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#3 posted 06-04-2009 04:18 AM

Very cool! Scrap storage is so essential…mostly because I can’t throw away any wood without agonizing about it for days. LOL. And working with sheet goods myself I really like the double duty design. Did I say very cool? I should’ve said…Way Cool!

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#4 posted 06-04-2009 04:56 AM

good idea well done

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#5 posted 06-04-2009 09:23 AM

I like it!! That’s what i need to do when i make enough room to do it :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-04-2009 02:35 PM

Nicely thought out and constructed.

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