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Project by FarmGopher posted 03-24-2017 01:55 PM 1341 views 12 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was tired of keeping all the scrap pieces that I tell myself I will use in buckets and bins all over, so I decided to build something to organize it better. I designed it in Sketchup so that it uses one 4×8’ sheet of 3/4” plywood, and less than a 4×4’ sheet of 1/4” hardboard. I thought about using 1/2” plywood, but 3/4” was only $3 more, so now I know it’s stout. It has 8 vertical sections for long pieces (2 are 24” deep, 2 are 18” deep, and 4 are 12” deep), three shelves (24×32”, 16×32”, 8×32”), and one long trough for small chunks. Then I put the whole thing on top of the wheeled base of my old dust collector. I hoping this will make it easier to find just the piece I need, especially when I need to do a trial cut/drill/rout on something. Thanks

-- Matt





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 03-24-2017 02:16 PM

Looks like a great time saver FarmGopher it’s nice to be organized. good job!

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#2 posted 03-24-2017 02:57 PM

Thats cool!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#3 posted 03-24-2017 04:32 PM

That is some awesome storage chest. Realy great and all is very accessible and visible. I have lot small pieces to,but my problem is I don’t have any free space in my workshop garage for something like that.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-24-2017 07:33 PM

A good scrap storage system goes a long way towards maintaining organization. You did a nice job on this scrap bin.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 03-25-2017 01:21 AM

Each piece is a little “memory” to me. Yet it is time to discard them – how do we choose? (forum question)

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 03-25-2017 02:55 AM

So Matt, when are you coming over to build one of those for my shop?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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