mobile sheet cutoff rack

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Project by Greedo posted 03-01-2011 11:58 PM 3982 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

on my “to do” list was a rack where i could keep all my sheet cutoffs, stored by size for a better overview.

it’s made of a welded metal skeleton of U shaped tubes in wich are inserted 18mm thick mdf panels painted white.
it’s the same width as the larger half of my shop doors and sits on casters, in case of when i would need to open the second door.
it’s sits right behind the tablesaw and it’s incedibly practical to be able to see your cutoff stock while youre at the saw!

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Chuck Anstrom

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 12:34 AM

Well Done !

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 12:44 AM

I have been wanting to do the same thing.
I have scrap stuck in trash cans overflowing making for a very unattractive shop.

-- Mike

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#3 posted 03-02-2011 01:03 AM

A great looking rack! Oh to be organized…

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

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 01:17 AM

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 03:58 AM

Great idea! Thanks for showing.


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#6 posted 03-02-2011 06:34 AM

That’s a great idea. Did you size the dividers to a certain height? I think it would make a lot of sense if they 18”, 24”, 30” etc (or cm, as the case may be). That way if you know you need a 20” board, you could just check in the 18-24” section unlike what I do, which is rummage around the bottom of a bin and hope.

Now that I think about it, drawing a rule on that white background might be a great way to check too.

Thanks for sharing. Really got my brain racing now!

-- Steopa

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#7 posted 03-02-2011 09:03 AM

acyually steopa, it didn’t cross my mind yet that i could use the dividers to estimate the length of the scraps.
but come to think of it it’s a great idea, each spacer is 30cm higher than the previous one. 30-60-90-120cm, and the cart is 50cm deep, and 190 long.
the advantage of the metal frame is that you can keep the sides open, a wooden panel construction would need to be reinforced on the sides, and im not sure it would hold without reinforcements in the middle aswell.

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#8 posted 03-02-2011 11:59 AM

Now that organized! Wish I had this at times! Well done…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 03-02-2011 05:29 PM

I love this idea, been looking for a way to organize sheetgoods.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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