Fastener Drawers / Saw Outfeed

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Project by LewH posted 02-12-2011 05:02 PM 3124 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When you have a basement shop as I do, it is always great when you can fill three needs at once. This project, built from plans in one of the woodworking magazines, provides plenty of individual bins to separate the myriad types of screws, nuts, bolts and other miscellaneous hardware that we collect in the course of different projects and home repairs. Two shelf cases are stacked and each case can hold either 6 single height drawers or 3 double height. My project has 6 single height drawers (21 bins each) above, 4 single and 1 double height drawer on the bottom. The drawer pulls were routed with an inset slot for labels.

One modification to the plans I made was to install the top with 4 screw levelers in the corners and using 1/4” HDPE to cover the top. This, with the lockable casters used on the bottom, allows the shelf unit to double as a table saw infeed or outfeed table. The HDPE provides a reduced friction surfact that wood slides on pretty well.

The third use is that which is always in short supply – bench space!

-- Smile!

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 05:12 PM

Very nice out-feed and storage

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 05:38 PM

Three birds with one stone as they say. Very nice idea and a good job on building it. Do you know which magazine it came from?

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 02:16 AM

I too, am impressed and would like to know what magazine and issue, if you have the information. I’ve never seen one of these before. Very nice addition to any shop, including my basement shop.

-- --bch

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 04:08 AM

Nice build! Nothing like getting organized ehh’. Richard, i reconize this from a Shop Notes issue as i use to subscribe to them. The drawer fronts have a shallow dovetail cut across the front which will hold labels. You can easly slide labels in and out as you need to.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 04:04 PM

Like the idea, may have to make one for my shop. Well done!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#6 posted 02-15-2011 03:56 AM

For those looking for the plans, they are in Shopnotes March 2004 Issue 74.

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