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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 694 days ago 1374 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this yesterday out of necessity. I was having to drag this big barrel around to clean up the chips from the wood lathe. Then when it is full, I truck it on a dolly to the fire pit and burn them up.
So I had this piece of very good maple plywood but it was scrap with holes in it so I half lap joined two pieces to make it 24” in diameter and laid out the pattern for the mounting holes, the casters and the flat that goes against the dolly to stabilize it when I truck it to the back yard through the grass.

I put in on the chip barrel today and now I can truck it without the tendency to roll off the dolly and I can roll it around in the barn easily. The board was free and the four casters were a buck! No finish on this one!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 694 days ago

Another handy project Jim but that plywood would have made a lot of segments.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger

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#2 posted 694 days ago

oh come on now Jim, why didn’t you turn a bowl for the base o that barrel…. hehehe just kiddin.. :) Very good use o scrap, and also a back saver. Very good idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Benboy

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#3 posted 694 days ago

And that is exactly why you never throw out a piece of scrap. Good job.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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ldl

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#4 posted 694 days ago

Good job on the bottom. I have two drums similar and you just gave me the way to transport them easily.

My brother asked me one day if I had a piece of scrap wood he could get. I showed him my sawdust barrel and told him to get all he wanted. Anything I can’t break with my hands goes in the scrap pile.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 694 days ago

Dewayne, If you lived closer, I’d give you the casters for them. I get them for 25 cents and they have a 5/16-18 thread on the and go right into the T nuts. I had to move that barrel twice yesterday and it is a great now wiith the wheels on it. It took all my 1/2” and 3/8” extensions I have to reach the heads of the bolts at the bottom of the inside of the barrel!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Sodabowski

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#6 posted 693 days ago

Just reminds me I made a similar one for my drill press, gotta post that!
You must do quite a bit of shavings to need such a big barrel…

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 693 days ago

Hi Thomas, I can fill half that barrel in one good day of bowl turning!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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AJswoodshop

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#8 posted 693 days ago

Really cool! I should make a little bucket for my jointer, great idea!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 693 days ago

AJ, I have a Grizzly jointer and the back had a 4” dust port. The jointer does not blow out chips as bad as a planer, but if you did not have a vacuum hose on this jointer, the chips would clog up because the dust port blocked part of the natural chute. So, I removed the dust port and built a rectangular bucket right under that chute and the chips fall right in there with no vacuum needed. I just have to remember to empty it or it will clog up with chips all the way up to the cutter after a heavy cutting session.

I made the bucket out of aluminum flashing and pop rivets. PM me if you want a picture!........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mafe

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#10 posted 677 days ago

Simple and super cool.
Less is more.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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