Cutoff/scrap cart......finally, no more piles

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Project by Jerry posted 01-24-2012 12:47 AM 81952 views 288 times favorited 55 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have needed this in a bad way since building my new woodshop last summer. Finally found a design to steal….I mean borrow…. and adjust to my space. 2 sheets of plywood, a handful of pocket screws, some Titebond, 4 swivel casters and about 3 hours is my investment for a very useful cart. Not real pretty, but I can’t believe the amount of cutoffs and scraps it holds. I hope this post finds someone that can re-steal the design for themselves.



-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 12:58 AM

And the Cadillac emblem goes where ?
Nice design : )

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 01:06 AM

How wide is it. Could you give us the basic demensions? Mucho gusto.

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 01:17 AM

I like that. might have to “borrow it” myself

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 01:21 AM

I hate to burst your bubble, Jerry, but you will still have piles of wood. These great cutoff boxes only make it possible to collect more wood!
This is a nice one, though.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 01:41 AM

I am going to modify my roll around scrap cart to work more like yours. Great design. Thanks

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 02:11 AM

What Ellen said. LOL

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 02:45 AM

Dave’s Corollary Rule of Workspace #37
Your “keeper” pile is always 125% bigger than what you just built to put it all into…

Very nice! I’m borrowing this design.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 03:07 AM

I like it, although I might make mine just a little taller to handle tall sheet good more easily of course it would need to be a little wider to keep it stable. Hmmmmmmmm what to do, what to do. Width, maybe add another set of bins on the other side. Well anyway I hope you get a lot of good use out of it until you hit the Ellen point.

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

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 04:17 AM

That’s a great cart Jerry very will done.


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#10 posted 01-24-2012 06:01 AM

That has got to be my next project. Thanks

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 01-24-2012 06:25 AM

Nice looking cart, think I will add it to my list. Thanks for posting.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#12 posted 01-24-2012 06:34 AM


I started building a “cutoff” cart for my shop today and it would not even make a “little brother” to yours.

Thanks for sharing this one.

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

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#13 posted 01-24-2012 06:41 AM

that is one nice scrap cart…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#14 posted 01-24-2012 07:04 AM

Dang it, I just made one of these that’s nowhere near as nice, now I have to tear it apart and do something like this.

Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#15 posted 01-24-2012 07:49 AM

Care to post the plans?

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