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Aug 02, 2020

Small parts and off cut storage is always a problem in any shop and my shop is no exception. I needed a place to store stuff in bins and my scrap bin was out of control so I decided to make the following mobile carts.

The first cart was made to hold Hefty containers. They store stuff like gloves, empty bottles, and other miscellaneous small stuff. You can see that I made the first one (on the bottom) to hold 8 containers and realized I needed more so I built the 2nd one on top to hold 4 more containers.

The next mobile cart holds small scraps of which I have many. I just can’t bring myself to throw out small scraps. The bottom portion of the cart holds shorts between 12-18 inches long. The top portion holds larger pieces. The middle portion which consists of wine boxes holds more small scraps.

On one end of the cart holds more small scraps.

And the other end holds stuff like dowels and such.

A small cut out on the edge of the wine box provides a hand hole to pull out the box which are just loosely slid into place.

The 3rd mobile cart is for larger scraps. It’s design is based on plans from
Woodsmith Magazine (MOBILE CUTOFF BIN – SN13134).

I added handles on each end to make it easier to move. The back portion has a place to store sheet scraps.

Comments and favorites welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 08-02-2020 08:03 PM

Wow! Super nice storage bin! Your having too much fun for shure!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 08-02-2020 08:03 PM

Excellent solutions! I like watching those compartments

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 08-03-2020 10:50 PM

Looks like at some point you will need to make a few dozen cutting boards, and cheese boards to use up some of that scrap, or you will be building another shop pretty soon instead of a cart.

The carts are great, but after a while you will notice they eat up floor space. Small at first, but after you have 5 or 6 of them, you’ll wonder where your floor went.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 08-08-2020 04:09 PM

Nice work Alex. Controlling those cut offs that are just too good to throw away is a constant problem.

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

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