Commisions #11: pull out trash box #6 done (sort of)

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 08-26-2008 04:28 AM 1201 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well here is the final post in my pull out trash box thing series. figure i’ll get right into it.

first i started by adding some 45 blocks to the place where the trash can sits. i had to notch it because that drilling would have been pretty hard without a drill press. i notched it a bit to much though. and i used brass screws. why? because they were the only ones that were short enough to not go through my surface. but to sound smart just in-case someone missed the bucket its good that it won’t rust :)

then put on the brass hinges

and the stop blocks for the door coming out. the trash can is about 12” long so i gave it 13” so you can have some room to get the trash can out and/or change the bag. just make sure that you orient the grain so the expansion and contraction doesn’t chance your setting. not that big of a deal in this situation but just good to remember.

last some pictures of the almost finished piece. have one more coat of gel poly to go. should have the finished project posted by the end of the week. you may notice that there are no handles. the costumer wants to pick out here own to make sure that they match her cabinets. they will be installed when i give it to her.

well i hope that everyone liked this series. i look forward to any comments, questions, suggestions, or whatever anyone else has to say. can’t wait until my next commissions!

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#1 posted 08-26-2008 04:32 AM

Looks good, Denis. I notice the drawer tips down when extended, what type of drawer slides are you going to use?

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#2 posted 08-26-2008 04:36 AM

no drawer slides. you need a little tip or else you’ll wear all the finish on the drawer out. the picture makes it look like it has a lot more tip that it does. didn’t really notice that before but there isn’t really that much tip.

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#3 posted 08-26-2008 05:53 AM

Looks real nice! nice finish.

how are the stop blocks fastened? and how strong are the hinges? depending on what kind of trash this will be used for- there can be quite a bit of load on the mechanics here – just something to think about.

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#4 posted 08-26-2008 04:01 PM

ya, I’m taking that into consideration. their trash can is about as big as ours so when our bucket is full I’m gonna weigh it and put that much weight on it to check and leave it over night that way.

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#5 posted 08-27-2008 12:34 AM

Your comming along well fella.
You are showing some creativity with your design and trying different things to overcome your diffculties.
I like to see some cross bracing at the back to prevent wracking.
What are your thoughts here?


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#6 posted 08-27-2008 02:24 AM

sounds good. i was planning on doing something along the lines of that. when i went back over the piece i found that i forgot to mention a few things so it looks like yet another blog may be on the way.

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#7 posted 08-27-2008 01:16 PM

it’s a really nice looking piece TeenWW.
I wouldn’t mind one of these myself… just wish I had somewhere to put one!

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#8 posted 08-28-2008 06:04 PM

Looking good!

Thanks for the post


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