|Project by patron||posted 03-05-2010 07:58 PM||3962 views||9 times favorited||46 comments|
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 …....
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