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Project by Ted Ewen posted 05-16-2016 07:29 AM 802 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not complex, or even particularly challenging – but useful as all get out.

The freezer has needed help for years. We tried plastic crates, but nothing we could find fit well. The bug finally hit me yesterday, and I made some crates.

Made from 38mm x 57mm reglar. Lots of resawing, not a lot else to it. But I got it all done in an afternoon, they fit perfectly, and She Who Must Be Obeyed is pleased. Win.

Sure do make getting to things in the freezer easier.

Pics: 5 of 6 finished crates, rough cut parts, final cut parts, 6 crates in place and working.

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.





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Paul Bucalo

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#1 posted 05-16-2016 10:09 AM

Never occurred to me to make a freezer basket out of wood. (thunks forehead) Great idea and execution. Kudos!

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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Ted Ewen

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#2 posted 05-16-2016 10:26 AM

Ta, Paul. It was an exercise in repetition and accuracy. I lucked out in that all my cuts could be made with the same fence setting. I didn’t plan it that way, but I’ll not complain. it was also an exercise in knowing what to consider before assembly – I started putting the first together with the wrong sides overlapping (making it narrower and longer than it should be) – so it had to come apart. This is how one learns. Given this is like the 6th thing I’ve bever built, yeah, I’m pleased.

Too many here seem to have lost touch with what it was like to be new at woodworking. A failure on their part I reckon.

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.

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#3 posted 05-16-2016 10:55 AM

Today’s world: information overload. We become uber-picky because we are overwhelmed with talent and projects to choose from. In the end, yours met a need and will continue to do so for a very long time. Win-win. :)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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