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Cutoff/Clamp Storage

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Project by Jason posted 06-28-2016 08:34 PM 572 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
Cutoff/Clamp Storage
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So after filling up multiple plastic storage totes with cutoffs, scraps, etc, I decided to slap together a storage bin on wheels. Slowly, I realized that I needed more space then I had originally thought. I started with a plywood base and 2×4 frame. Then added the runners from reclaimed pallets that I had broken down previously. I have these in abundance, and I try and reuse as many things as possible so as to not be wasteful. I built up the walls with some 1/2 inch MDF panels I had laying around. One section was a bit broken so I decided I would use that as the front support. It’s going to get a little beat up anyways, so what would it matter if it wasn’t the prettiest thing?

After I got her up and rolling, and after emptying the first tote of scraps, I quickly realized I was in trouble. I would need more front, to hold more scraps. So I added some more pallet wood to the front. After emptying everything I had left into the bin, I ended up with almost a 4 foot tall, and 2 1/2 foot wide and deep bin.

At the end of the day, it will work out well. Since I am adding the wood burning stove soon, this wood will be great feed for it. And it should last me for a while. The clamp storage was an honest after thought. I wanted a location more central in the shop for my clamps, and I thought, “why the heck not?”

TLDR Verison:

Needed scrap wood storage. Made a rolling box. Added some clamp storage. And it works great.

Is it pretty? No. Is it super fine woodworking? No again. But will it do its job in my shop? You bet your butt that this ridiculously overbuilt bin will work! lol

-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason





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#1 posted 07-13-2016 02:03 AM

Great dual purpose rack/bin!! It saves space in the shop!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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