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Project by 72hw posted 01-07-2013 04:02 AM 2131 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I got sick of staring at the pile of cutoffs and the drawer full of screw boxes today… what to do?

I also got sick of staring at the pile of ‘scrap’ plywood on the North wall of my shop… garage I meat, sorry honey!

Anyhow, I put two and two together and made myself some neato little things that have improved life in the 72 Hour Weekend workshop (garage) no doubt!

Picture 1 shows the finished and hung Screw Shelf I made to clear out the drawers in my bench, pic 2 & 3 show the carcass being constructed.

Pictures 3, 4 & 5 show the scrap cutoff bin I made to clear off the top of the above mentioned bench… I learned a lot about accuracy, clamping and use of a hand held router on these projects and while neither are very impressive, both do wonders for my sense of organization and cleanliness. The final pic shows a fairly accurate shot of my shop (garage, sorry honey!) and you can see the scrap bin under the bench in the lower left quadrant of the photo.

All in all I got to build a rabbet jig and use my jigsaw, not to mention my new crosscut sled and shop vac, so it was a good day!

Thanks for having a look!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 04:46 AM

great job and nice shelf.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 05:58 AM

Excellent! Good job! Thank you for the good ideas..

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 11:24 AM

Organization feels good. Doesn’t it.
Great shelf….................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 01:03 PM

It doesn’t look like your wife has a garage anymore.

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 01:55 PM

cool shop layout.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#6 posted 01-08-2013 01:23 AM

Ahhh nothing like a sunday in the shop….well except for monday, tuesday, wednesday….lol Some cool stuff you are building sir…nice job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 01-08-2013 03:12 AM

What better use for scraps then to make some place to store more. Nice productive weekend.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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