Scraptacular Bin

comments (4) February 17th, 2010 in blogs, Reader's Gallery

bricofleur Bricofleur -, contributor
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I've been thinking of building a cutoff bin for a long time and finally I came up with a version that offers more flexibility from what I saw up to now. Since my scrap pile is in constant evolution, I wanted to have a bin that would help organize the cutoffs effectively yet being big enough to hold as much wood as possible in a small space.

As shown on the attached photos, my bin has a fixed center divider and 6 optionnal dividers that I can add or remove in the blink of an eye (thanks to the 12 stopped dadoes).

The bin is made out of a one full sheet of 3/4" plywood and the 4" wide dividers are made from scrap wood. The added handle at each end are from 2X3 scraps.

For more details and a cutting diagram, visit the Workshop Gallery on my website.



Design or Plan used: My own design - Chariot à retailles / Cutoffs Bin

posted in: blogs, Reader's Gallery, workshop, tool, jig, plywood, shopmade, Cart, mobile, adjustable, cutoff

Comments (4)

radmron radmron writes: I tried to find the plans and cutting sheet for your cut-off bin but when I followed the link it was not there. Can you give me a redirection to the plan and cutting sheet?
Posted: 3:49 pm on August 15th

GeorgeCarlson GeorgeCarlson writes: Great engineering. Finally a scrap bin that's better than a 5 gallon bucket. It's cheap, adaptable, and easy to build. You should submit it to Fine Woodworking "Methods of Work."
Posted: 1:18 am on March 14th

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: Mmmmm...I could definitely use one of these! The divider idea is great!
Posted: 7:05 am on March 10th

patrick_mccombe patrick_mccombe writes: Very nice! I love organized scraps.
Posted: 9:01 pm on February 18th

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