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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 01-04-2017 09:22 PM 895 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lets be honest who really cares about the trash can right? The old tried and true has done well but the space between the door and the cabinet made it stick out. More than a few times it got caught on something. I go to pick it up one evening to empty it into the fire barrel and only half comes back with me.

Took some sheet metal a friend gave me and made a jig to bend 3 sides. Then cut a piece of 1/2 ply and made the back and bottom. Originally I was going to forgo the handle but I have a few projects to do that require a handle so I figured I best get some practice. One thing I did do was during assembly of the sheet metal to the plywood I used silicone to seal it up. While I am not going to use it as a bucket for water I was afraid I might throw some paint or some other liquid in it and it would leak out and leave a nice mess right by the door. Tested with 4 gallons of water overnight and no leaks so it worked.

Not exactly a centerpiece for the living room but it is durable and should last longer than the plastic one from the box. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#1 posted 01-04-2017 09:52 PM

That will be really handy. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 01-05-2017 01:18 AM

It works for you and fits the space it needs to be in.=== DAMNED GOOD JOB!

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#3 posted 01-05-2017 03:06 AM

My plastic trash cans tend to fall apart under stress. This is good idea that can be modified. Thanks

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#4 posted 01-05-2017 05:13 AM

Where are the wheels to roll it on?

I will be dropping off some mahogany next week. It is a couple of section of the pew rails.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#5 posted 01-05-2017 01:59 PM

It’s very handy and as you have said that spot needed to be productive. Why not make a trash can for that spot?

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-05-2017 03:49 PM

Nice handle!

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#7 posted 01-05-2017 08:59 PM

Way to go, Gunny!! You see a problems and fix it!! god work on it!!

cheers, Jim

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

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