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Project by randyb posted 01-05-2010 05:25 PM 5714 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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another “small shop solutions” project, my first shot at mass production. i learned alot, plus the side of the huge cabinet was screaming for these bins, don’t you think?

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 05:54 PM

Cool Idea! Thanks.

Glad to see you didn’t but the plastic bins. Yours are so much nicer.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 06:57 PM

Looks awesome!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 10:30 PM

thankĀ“s for sharing looks great instead of plastic


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#4 posted 01-05-2010 10:37 PM

thank,s for sharing in my little shop theres always a need for more storage

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 11:15 PM

they are pretty fun to make, you setup your equipment and cut all of the parts together. There are a few things I learned from this project, 1st cut twice the amount you think you will need, don’t think about it just do it, and if you don’t beleve me look at the photo and see how much empty space I have left. 2nd the directions say to nail the parts together, I say glue and brad nails, Nailing these small parts sucks. and 3rd build the assembly jig, it will save you a ton of time. The hardest part was cutting out all of the parts. deffinatly worth the time, a great place to store stuff you don’t use all that much. build some with the deviders and some with out, you will use both. and 4th have fun, you will get a chance do do many things with your power tools you may have not done before, I know I did.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 02:28 AM

Great project for practice and very functional too!
Nice work.

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 06:54 AM

Great idea. Glad you had fun doing it. That is what this hobby is all about. I really like this idea. If I only had a blank spot in the shop to put it. haha

Keep up the inovative ideas.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 04:48 AM

great looking bins

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 05:05 AM

I like it! And the best thing about the bins is that the wood absorbs moisture therefore the hardware won`t rust…MC


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#10 posted 01-08-2010 05:16 AM

Thanks! good point I never thought about that

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#11 posted 04-16-2010 02:55 PM

Randy, you mentioned an assembly jig so I’m guessing this was an article in a magazine/book is this something you could share? I really like the project, a reverse French cleat system to make them removable is very cleaver. Thanks for sharing, Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#12 posted 04-16-2010 03:33 PM

Hi Pat, I had a mag sent to me in the mail a few years back called “small shop solutions” , the plans were from it. also ?shop notes vol 2. I think you can still get it from their site, also plans now, heres the link Good luck, they are fun to build, and a worth while project. Randy

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#13 posted 02-10-2011 12:37 AM


-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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