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Project by Schwieb posted 05-01-2010 02:01 PM 5576 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shop fixtures are pretty boring things in general but I needed a way to bring some organization to short pieces that are just too good to throw away. I wanted it about 36” high to make the top useful and to not be higher than my window sills. 3/4” fir plywood routed with dados to support fixed shelves. Back is 1/2” fir plywood. Working with BC plywood that is never flat was a slight challenge. Glue and screws help make it strong and casters make it moveable.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 05-01-2010 02:25 PM

Really nice, it could be used in a livingroom Scandinavian style.
I love your order, it makes life so much easier, and this is mostely visual in the final projects also.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 03:24 PM

Dr. Ken;

Greatr idea and well done. I need one of these as am running out of wall space to lean things against.

Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 03:28 PM

Good Job Ken.
My short stock is all over the place.
I bet you’ll be reaching in to find a useful piece more often now that they are so well organized.

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 05:24 PM

Rick and Eric,
Running out of wall space to lean things was the motivation behind building this bin. Since posting, I’ve almost completely filled the bin, but the shop is neater and easier to keep clean. I’m working out the design of a short strip and longer stick storage system. There is always the inevitable narrow strip left over from making things and they come in handy for other projects if you can just keep them organized. I hate to throw good wood onto the burn pile.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 05-01-2010 07:38 PM

I like it! I may incorporate something like that in my shop.


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#6 posted 05-01-2010 11:02 PM

very nice idea that also organizes short stock so that is not misplaced all over the shop.

-- BN in Western Michigan

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#7 posted 05-02-2010 05:51 PM

nice cart….I have something for cut off storage…it’s a 6” reinforced concrete slab…yours is prettier and probably less expensive.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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