Indestructible Dovetailed Shop Trays

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Project by Bricofleur posted 10-28-2016 06:05 PM 986 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Instead of using plastic containers to gather small stuff around the shop and to free the countertops, I gathered few scraps and made those indestructible trays. Sliding dovetails secure the corners and the bottoms are glued and nailed 1/4” plywood and MDF (no grooves for shop trays). My horizontal router table was the ideal tool to mill the narrow male parts providing good support while the miter gauge kept them square. One coat of linseed oil should repel dirt, grease and oil from hardware, tools and parts.

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#1 posted 10-28-2016 06:17 PM

Hello Serge

A very good idea to use few scraps.

Seeing the construction I agree with you : indestructible trays

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 10-28-2016 06:38 PM

That horizontal router table is such a useful tool to have. Perfect for your shop trays!

I can’t count the times I had wished my standard router table had a higher fence, the horizontal table solves that problem.

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#3 posted 10-28-2016 06:48 PM

Nice idea to use wood instead plastic, very environmentaly friendly and sure very strong joints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-28-2016 06:57 PM

Another great ides from a master craftsman.
Your ideas are always worth following.
Thank you again for sharing your talent my friend.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 10-28-2016 07:47 PM

Your Fan Club from Western Michigan

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#6 posted 10-29-2016 04:32 PM

These are very nice and are great additions to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 10-31-2016 08:01 PM

Good ones Serge

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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