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02-13-2008 06:36 PM

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My daughter has asked for a vegetable bin and this is the plan she chose.
If you have built it, I would like to know what stops the flip out bin from falling all the way forward?
It’s a simple build, though the plans suck.
I personally don’t like the the exposed hinges but can’t figure out what else I can do.
I have fairly good woodworking skills and can visualize a project before it’s completed, but I have very little imagination, unlike most on this site. I would very much like to pimp it a bit.
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#1 posted 02-13-2008 06:58 PM

Looks like the back of the bin might be wider at the top and hit the stiles. May be you could use dowels to hinge the bins. Good luck.

-- Andy Stark

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 07:13 PM

I built one of these about 10 yrs ago, not from this plan but an article in one of the magazines. I used a 3/8ā€ x 3/8ā€™ rail on the back of the bin that is wider than the opening to catch the bin on both sides.
This is a project Iā€™m sure you daughter will love. Ours is still in the kitchen and it gets used almost daily.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 07:59 PM

I think Relic is probably correct, or the back of the bin is taller and hits a stop on the bottom of the one above it.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#4 posted 02-13-2008 08:03 PM

ditto on making the back bigger, or adding a stop. for the hinges they could be mounted so only the barrel shows, you could mount a different type (soss, euro-style cabinet hinges) internally from the rail to the bottom, or put nails, screws, dowels in the sides to act as a pivot point. I’d definatley hide the hinges too – oh, and maybe a magnetic catch to keep the doors from popping open when a big truck (or pet) lumbers by.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 02-15-2008 01:07 AM

I’ve build some UBilt stuff…..... never again. I had to built an outdoor canopy glider for a lady and the plans actually said…... after assembling the unit, take board to it and mark where it needs to be cut and the proper angles…........ ummmmmmm?

The cut list was more of a suggestion. Some of the needed hardware wasn’t even listed. I use their plans when I teach wood shop to the home schooled high school group as what NOT to do when designing plans and what trouble you can get into if you don’t read thru a set of plans and fully understand them.

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#6 posted 02-15-2008 02:22 AM

Half the fun is thinking through the project.
Ten buck for a veggie rack????
Come on , have a bit of fun.
Even if you wreck the first one you wont spend ten bucks!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 02-15-2008 03:04 AM

Use the picture as a guide and make what you really want. I also am not a huge fan of this company. For me, design is just as important as any other aspect of the project.

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 02-15-2008 02:47 PM

I agree with you Bob #2, but the Canopy Glider I built was over $500 in materials alone not to mention my time. When I have to lay out cash for a set of plans, I expect to be able to build the project and have it ready for market. Yes, I often will make notes on what “to do” next time, or what “not to do”, but I should be able to at least make a saleable project.

For most projects, I build off of a picture and make my own plans, using my style of joinery and features (hinges, pulls, etc).

When I deliver a project to the customer, they have the option of accepting or rejecting the piece. My name is on it, I stand behind it 100%. I expect the same for things I lay out my cash for. Just my opinion, glad to hear the input from others.

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