Kitchen Trash Can

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Project by oldguy2 posted 12-03-2016 04:33 PM 757 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I will be making this wood can again for my son for Christmas. Read on for details and how I saw most of it in a brief picture. Very straight forward few tools and easy to customize.
Main box 26 high..could be a little higher..takes a regular kitchen trash can. width 12 1/2 and side 9 1/2.,
Frame for bag. 11 1/4 wide 14 across front 4 inch high
Handle 7 in x 3 in Lid 12 1/2×10 x 3/4
cleats. cut to fit. inside top frame 1 inch down 3/4 or 1/2 stock holds the bag and holds the lid.
Bottom inside above cut out 3/4 cleats, leave open at corners, and ply or pine bottom board to support bag.
l. Make the main box first. I do a glue up to get the 12 1/2 inch panels and then use a 1×8 for the sides. Then the frame for the bag and lid. adjust any measurements. Measure for the lid.
2. attach bottom cleats but leave bottom board loose in case you have spills and have to clean the box.
3. Custom ideas… put their initial on the main front side. I round over the 4 sides with a router table. I also use a molding head and put a bead about an inch in on each side, top to bottom. another bead line centered would look nice. fingerjoint or dovetail the frame corners. Side handles wood not metal.

I saw this trash can as a picture in the Shopsmith demo video, still on utube, after the drill press part, the man is in his shop and says I made this trash can for my wife and my sister wanted one too. So after watching and rewinding it numerous times I drew my own specs and made my own, and one for my father in law and another for a church friend.

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#1 posted 12-10-2016 10:45 PM

Nice work!

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