small open cabinet on wheels for metal storage in my machine shop

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01-11-2015 05:57 PM

I would like you guys to offer me some of your design suggestions.I want to make a kind of tool tote style cabinet with perhaps though not necessary side handles,.It should be on wheels to drag out and return to where it came from. Ideally I want some tapered cabinet higher at the rear and lower at the front.fitted with sort of pidgeon holes as said higher at the back and tapering down towards the front,so that my supply of new silver tool steel is on view constantly and not hidden from view where it is currently on comercial steel shelves. At the back for storage I would likely place the sheet steel approx 12” by 6” or 8”width then many pieces of round stock fitted into the other slots.I would like a bigger box type area preferrably at the very front area shallow in height for the many smaller pieces of round useable cut off stock.
Any ideas even in complete contrast to this would be handy. It would be around twenty inches wide and up to thirty inches long as I have such a piece of floor space between two pieces of machinery just ideal for such a thing.I bought some steel drawer units for just such a thing however they just will be a tad too wide.Could anyone share a few ideas or photo’s of their own such storage facilities for either wood or metal?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 06:26 PM

Not real sure this is what you mean, but maybe it’ll give you an idea or 2. Sounds like you need something like a cut-off bin/s for holding different lengths and widths of cut-offs. Thnx to Tom, right here on LJ’s, check this out for an idea:

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 07:00 PM

Hi Alistair, You mentioned that you want the cabinet to be mobile, so here’s an article that might be adaptable to your requirements for that aspect of the project, and it will permit locking the cabinet in place if necessary.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 08:50 PM

Hi Alistair, I’m just wondering if the text of the above article is too small for easy reading? If so, I have 2 options.

1. Right click on the photo, and select “Copy” from the menu. Then open a new document in Word, right click in a blank area of the new page, and select “Paste” to insert the photo. You can then resize the photo for larger text.

2. Send me a private note with your E-mail, and I’ll respond with a larger copy of the article attached.

Have a great day.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 01-11-2015 10:22 PM

Well, if you are just looking for ideas (I don’t have any plans). The naked cabinet of my tool chest has a tapered section on top and a box section on the bottom.

More pictures are in my blog:

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