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Bag dispenser from reclaimed wood

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 07-08-2016 11:45 PM 750 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems like I always need one of those plastic grocery bags when I’m outside of down in the basement. My wife often comes in from the yard through our back ground entrance for a bag to pluck out the poison ivy she just found.

Finally I grabbed up a few of the pallet wood boards that I had run through my planer months ago and built a bag dispenser to live in our laundry room, near the back door. These look to be some kind of oak which has spalted by being exposed to the elements. It’s cool looking material, especially considering it was free!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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#1 posted 07-09-2016 03:56 AM

Nice and handy, Dave.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 07-09-2016 05:11 PM

Very handy storage and pull out system. I bet every house has problem with those plastic bags.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-09-2016 06:13 PM



Very handy storage and pull out system. I bet every house has problem with those plastic bags.

- majuvla

For a while at least. Slowly the states are passing laws to make them inconvenient. We are being encouraged to use re-usable fabric bags here in New Jersey.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 07-10-2016 12:26 AM

Well, this one made it to the Daily Top Three with a few hundred views and 3 comments. Thanks folks!!

Any idea why the DT15 only goes to 10 currently? When I posted this project it only went to 11.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 07-10-2016 12:59 AM

Very practical idea, Dave!

As far as the bags go, the City of Portland wants to ban them, as they clog up the landfills, and are a pain to recycle. The grocery stores around here all have those reusable, plastic-fabric bags, and people seem to love ‘em.

As to the calculation for the DT3, I’ve asked the question several times, and have always been told that that information is “classified.” The higher-ups here at LJs have never responded, either. I suppose it’s so that people don’t try to rig the system to get DT3’s for all their projects—but come on—the calculations aren’t nuclear weapons secrets….......

-- Dean

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#6 posted 07-10-2016 01:25 AM



As to the calculation for the DT3, I ve asked the question several times, and have always been told that that information is “classified.” The higher-ups here at LJs have never responded, either. I suppose it s so that people don t try to rig the system to get DT3 s for all their projects—but come on—the calculations aren t nuclear weapons secrets….......

- Mean_Dean

I’m glad you brought this up. I’ve been watching my projects, especially the one’s that make DT3. I seriously think that this one made it because I was the last man standing when the others ahead of me expired. I recently looked on the Prpjects page and of the 15 displayed, I’m at 14, so not that many projects were posted yesterday nor today.

As far as the algorithm for DT3… I don’t know the specifics, but I think it goes something like this. High score in your first 24 hours wins. Let’s say a view gets you 1 point. A comment gets you 2 points and a ‘favorite’ gets you 3 points. If you want to get DT3 your best strategy is to post a tool or workshop jig so that it gets favorited. Title it something that acts like click bait, like ‘What should I call this?’ That invites views, comments and favoriting. Everybody wants to build jigs, right?

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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