WorkShop Storage Bins

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Project by Pie posted 04-03-2012 11:14 PM 8582 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every shop needs storage bins for all those small parts that we have, can’t find, go to the store and buy the small part, only to find that part a month later in the shop somewhere. So I was thumbing through my ShopNotes mag and found this project. Seemed like a great idea, make some bins and store all those parts.
Well halfway and 2 weeks through this project I was wondering what came into my mind???? I could have ordered bins from HF and be making some fine furniture (Ha-ha). Seriously, this project required a lot of cuts but once I got the hang of cutting the pieces and setting it up in an assembly line fashion it wasn’t that bad. The entire project was written superbly and everything was explained very well. Of course, after it was all done, I am glad I did it. I have a nice storage set-up, I can always expand with the same drawers and the cost is very low.
The project consist of 2 sizes of storage bins with the option of dividing the longer bins in half. Their is also an option to make a storage bin carrier and a tape dispenser. I made all of the options plus an extra tape dispenser. This project took me so long cuz I only spend about 1 -2 hours a day working in my shop. Assembly was easy, using the assembly template shown in one of my pics. I haven’t made the labels for the bins yet, I am waiting until I get the parts situated the way I want them. Hope ya’ll like the project.

-- Pie

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 11:55 PM

Great job… I made them as well and blogged about them over a year ago here on Lumberjocks. It did take forever, but I wish I had made more!

-- ~Julie~

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 11:58 PM

Looks good.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 04-04-2012 01:21 AM

I’ve been looking at that myself and may end up doing it at some point. Yours looks good and I’m sure you are going to enjoy it for a long time.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 10:41 PM

Nice write up Julie! I never thought of using a miter saw to cut the sides but it is an excellent idea. I used the method described in the magazine. Thanks for providing the link.

-- Pie

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 12:48 PM

For those that are interested the plans are in ShopNotes Issue #2!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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