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THANK YOU , ARCHIMEDES !

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Project by patron posted 03-05-2010 07:58 PM 3992 views 9 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well , after my last post about my new vacuum ,
and cleaning some of the shop floor ,
i kept bumping into lots of stacked wood all around the floor .
so rather than just move it , i decided to once and for all to get the sheet goods out of the shop .
the only place convenient to get at it again , was on the front porch ,it is covered ,
and my porch is 10’ wide .
i have seen some storage carts here on LJ’s , thank you for them !
the criteria – had to be bigger inside than a full sheet ,
and have storage for all the odd off – cuts . without getting wet or sun bleaching the wood .
i do get a lot of snow and rain drift there , so it had to be weather proof too ,
and hold a decent amount of material .
i wanted both halves to roll open , as there wasn’t enough room to slide a full sheet in ,
my freezer was in the way . i could have moved the freezer , but that meant less room for my winter firewood .
i then realized that the wheels had to roll with the radius of the hinge against the building ,
and that the second hinge line would be different than the first .
it could open in one arc , but not both .
my deck is accessed by a ramp , and by moving the box further away from the freezer ,2/3 rds of it would be unsupported . and the opening wing , would be 5 1/8” higher than the main box , so i made a ’ kick’
for the main box ,that was higher at the ramp end . this is the results ,
it measures 99” long x 51” tall x 40” deep INSIDE , giving me 3 inches to spare for the sheet goods .
after i built this monstosity , i couldn’t lift it or move it !
so i called archimedes on the heart line , and we discussed different ways to do this ,
newton came along , and sat smirking in the corner watching all my efforts , so between
levers and fulcrums and the hump in the ramp/deck change , i got ’ the refrigerator ’ ( remember him ,
he was a giant football guard that could move anything ) , i hunkered down , and put my all into it ,
and we got it jostled into place . THANKS GUYS !
newton was very impresed , and wished me well , and they all left , talking about probable , in – probables !

now , back to that vacuum …....

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 03-05-2010 08:17 PM

Patron

Looks Good, Nice Storage Idea!!

Looks like you have a beautiful View from your porch.

.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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dustbunny

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 08:22 PM

This is a total feat of madness !!
That only Edgar Allen Poe could appreciate fully,
with the secret incorporated catacombs and all.

Looks like a fully functional unit. ; )
Nice work !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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stefang

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 08:28 PM

A project worthy of your creativeness and your skills David. VERY well done! You are going to love this improvement!
Archimedes would not only be proud of you he might learn something too. My cart isn’t anywhere as good, but it sure improved my shop, so this will be time well spent. Enjoy. Just don’t be surprised if you find someone living in it when you go to pull out a piece of ply.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 08:29 PM

Ahhh, storage, never enough.. good job…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 08:36 PM

Very clever solution – and description!

I am certain if Archimedes saw your third picture he would have just said “screw it”.

Get it? Archimedes? Screw? Anyone? Anyone? Is this thing on?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes%27_screw

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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deon

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 08:56 PM

Thanks for a good idea

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 08:58 PM

big job! hope you had help … cool posting

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 03-05-2010 09:03 PM

A major great design and build! I really like this it! Thanks for the post!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 03-05-2010 09:08 PM

Looks good. If you can keep it outside that’s probably the best place for it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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jayjay

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#10 posted 03-05-2010 09:36 PM

That looks like a nice set up my friend. Should make alot more room for you awesome woodworking projects.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Frankton

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#11 posted 03-05-2010 09:50 PM

Nice! I am still looking over ways to better store material in my shop. Thanks for your great idea.

-- Danger lerks behind every oppertunity to learn common sense - Chip Estrada

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ellen35

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#12 posted 03-05-2010 10:12 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention…Plato!
You are a scientist, a philosopher and AN ARTIST!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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jack1

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#13 posted 03-05-2010 10:39 PM

Nice looking unit. I like the wings. You might want to primer or seal that chip/particle board and couple coat paint it. That stuff has a bad habit of going wonky and falling apart.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#14 posted 03-05-2010 10:55 PM

And for some darned reason … I thought you could only make things of pure aesthetic beauty.

Who knew you could create totally cool and functional stuff, too!!

Good on ya’ for using brains with the brawn. At some point, the brain usually does get stronger than the back!

Personally … I prefer to spend MY free time re-creating Archimedes’s discovery of ‘displacement:’

-- -- Neil

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patron

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#15 posted 03-05-2010 11:00 PM

you got it boss .
thats the plan ,

but first a nap !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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