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mramseyISU

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09-02-2019 02:35 PM

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I just moved to a new place a couple weeks back and need to figure out my storage for cutoffs. I had a slick built in setup in my old place and need to build a new storage setup. I’m looking for ideas so show me how you did it so I can shamelessly copy it.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 09-02-2019 03:34 PM

Hello,

This is my cut-off bin that I made several years ago. Made out of 3/4” ply, has casters so you can move it around as needed when re-arranging your shop. It’s 4 ft. high, and 4 ft. wide, so it holds quite a ew cut-offs and short boards.

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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ocean

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#2 posted 09-02-2019 03:38 PM

Don’t have any pictures but saw one that was a number of boxes (about 12×12 of varying lengthen ) stacked like stairs. About 4 boxes wide at each level. You could mount it on platform with casters so you can move it around.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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Lazyman

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#3 posted 09-02-2019 03:45 PM

I thought I had a problem because I tend to keep too many cutoffs but cutoff voyeurism….? LOL

I made the WWMM lumber cart several years ago and it works great for plywood, lumber and cutoffs.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 09-02-2019 04:49 PM

I think the ultimate answer to that question depends on the number, shapes, and sizes, of your scraps. Ricks scrap bin is pretty much along the lines of most, where multi sizes are held. A stadium seating type of thing, with different sized areas.

I just saw this picture in a woodworking magazine the other day, and I thought hmmmm. If you had more of one shape, and length for your left overs, this would be a winner, and so cheap to do. Cement forms, for pouring stair bases and such.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Rich

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#5 posted 09-02-2019 04:57 PM

Hmmm. I thought the OP asked folks to show him their cutoff storage. There are thousands of photos of cutoff storage out there; he wants to see yours.

Reminds me of comments about reading comprehension I’ve seen lately.

I’d post mine, but it’s a mess. I’m way too busy filling orders for cabinets lately to worry about it.

Think smart, be smart.

-- There's no such thing as a careless electrician

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ChefHDAN

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#6 posted 09-02-2019 06:49 PM

I have one similar to Rick’s posted above, I think it was in Popular Woodworking or one of the other mags, back when I would actually look at paper magazines. I did build an additional one which is working well for my needs, it’s in my projects here And then last if not least I have a variety of 5 gallon buckets for what goes tot he dump and what goes to the fire pit.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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mramseyISU

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#7 posted 09-02-2019 09:34 PM



I have one similar to Rick s posted above, I think it was in Popular Woodworking or one of the other mags, back when I would actually look at paper magazines. I did build an additional one which is working well for my needs, it s in my projects here And then last if not least I have a variety of 5 gallon buckets for what goes tot he dump and what goes to the fire pit.

- ChefHDAN

I had something like yours in mind. Probably not on casters but under the built in bench in the garage.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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Richard Lee

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#8 posted 09-02-2019 10:04 PM

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Lazyman

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#9 posted 09-02-2019 10:12 PM



Hmmm. I thought the OP asked folks to show him their cutoff storage. There are thousands of photos of cutoff storage out there; he wants to see yours.

Reminds me of comments about reading comprehension I ve seen lately.

I d post mine, but it s a mess. I m way too busy filling orders for cabinets lately to worry about it.

Think smart, be smart.

- Rich

That was very helpful

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Rich

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#10 posted 09-02-2019 10:16 PM


That was very helpful

- Lazyman

LOL. So was that. I guess we’re even.

-- There's no such thing as a careless electrician

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 09-02-2019 10:18 PM

Rich I have better things to do than take pics of my wood storage, but seeing that you so wanted to see it. Here it is during the second phase of my workshop build, when I was adding electric, drywall, and someone just happened to shoot the wood rack. Does it meet with your approval????

-- Think safe, be safe

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ocean

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#12 posted 09-03-2019 01:47 AM

Richard- The best answer. No words needed just the picture! I don’t have a wood stove – I just throw it away.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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GaryCK

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#13 posted 09-03-2019 02:03 AM

I built this rolling rack that holds sheet product on one side and has four bins for off-cuts on the other side, two each for shorter and longer boards. (Sorry about the first two pictures being sideways, I don’t see an option to rotate them.) Its rolling base is two furniture dollies from Harbor Freight with the carpet removed.

Richard might have the right idea, however. I keep far too many of my off-cuts. And yes, that is more plywood leaning up against the wall behind the cart. I got a really good deal on some Apple-Ply at an auction. :-)

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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TungOil

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#14 posted 09-03-2019 04:17 AM

I collect mine in fiber drums until the project is over, then i burn the small stuff.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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Fred Hargis

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#15 posted 09-03-2019 10:23 AM

Here’s the one I did with a plan from one of the magazines (Woodsmith, I think)....or it might have been from their show.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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