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  • Pappy
    The Full Monte
    • Dec 2002
    • 10453
    • San Marcos, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 (x2)

    A Couple of Small Projects

    Been trying to finish up some projects that have been in the works.

    First, I got tired of mops, brooms, dusters, etc in the way. The Rubbermaid and other 'organizers' didn't work for me. This was my solution. Maple construction with laquer finish. The blocks have a verticle groove routed into them and the 'rollers' are 2 pieces of 3/4" ply with a self stick rubbere layer on the contact area.
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    SWMBO had the boys rearrange her sewing room. A twin bed is in there for guests and takes up a lot of room. I made 3 storage boxes on casters to go under the bed. 1/2" China Birch with 1/4" Birch ply bottoms, sprayed with laquer.
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    To get the boxes on casters and still be deep enough to be useable, the corners are boxed in around them.
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    Don, aka Pappy,

    Wise men talk because they have something to say,
    Fools because they have to say something.
    Plato
  • dkhoward
    Senior Member
    • Dec 2003
    • 873
    • Lubbock, Texas, USA.
    • bt3000

    #2
    Don,
    DO you sleep? jigs, sleds, crat projects, home improvement projects. I gotta put a password on this forum so LOML doesn't see what you are accomplishing.

    Geeezzzzzzz
    Dennis K Howard
    www.geocities.com/dennishoward
    "An elephant is nothing more than a mouse built to government specifications." Robert A Heinlein

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    • RodKirby
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 3136
      • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
      • Mao Shan TSC-10RAS

      #3
      All looks great, Pappy.

      Nice idea with the casters - fiddly, but the end result is worth it.
      Downunder ... 1" = 25.4mm

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      • lcm1947
        Veteran Member
        • Sep 2004
        • 1490
        • Austin, Texas
        • BT 3100-1

        #4
        You gotta love this woodworking business. Ain't it fun. Nice ideas. They look great.
        May you die and go to heaven before the Devil knows you're dead. My Best, Mac

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        • leehljp
          Just me
          • Dec 2002
          • 8469
          • Tunica, MS
          • BT3000/3100

          #5
          Pappy,

          You been to Australia lately? I see some similarities there, strong similarities. Looks great!
          Hank Lee

          Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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          • dlminehart
            Veteran Member
            • Jul 2003
            • 1829
            • San Jose, CA, USA.

            #6
            Those both look like really useful projects, Pappy. I wonder if you could dream up a way to get the same number of brooms, etc. in half the width. I have a funky plastic thing about 12x24x24, with slots in the top and bottom for broom handles to stick through. They're always getting put in slanted, with a mop top getting in the way of a broom or whatever, and I figure there's gotta be a better way. But I only have about 30" width . . .
            - David

            “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” -- Oscar Wilde

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            • gmack5
              Veteran Member
              • Dec 2002
              • 1973
              • Quapaw, Oklahoma, USA.
              • Ryobi BT3000SX & BT3100

              #7
              David,
              put some of them up-side down and you can get more in a smaller space!

              You should be able to mount them on about 4" centers that way.
              Stop thinking why you can't and Start thinking how you CAN!
              Remember, SUCCESS comes in CANS!
              George

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              • monte
                Forum Windbag
                • Dec 2002
                • 5242
                • Paw Paw, MI, USA.
                • GI 50-185M

                #8
                Nice work Pappy. Great ideas too.
                Monte (another darksider)
                Reporting Live from somewhere near Kalamazoo

                http://community.webshots.com/user/monte49002

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                • lrogers
                  Veteran Member
                  • Dec 2002
                  • 3853
                  • Mobile, AL. USA.
                  • BT3000

                  #9
                  YOU have been one busy fellow. Dosen't look like you've had anytime to sit back and enjoy that porch.
                  Larry R. Rogers
                  The Samurai Wood Butcher
                  http://splash54.multiply.com
                  http://community.webshots.com/user/splash54

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                  • Ken Massingale
                    Veteran Member
                    • Dec 2002
                    • 3862
                    • Liberty, SC, USA.
                    • Ridgid TS3650

                    #10
                    More excellent ideas, Pappy.
                    ken

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                    • mater
                      Veteran Member
                      • Jan 2004
                      • 4197
                      • SC, USA.

                      #11
                      Nice work Pappy and good ideas.
                      Ken aka "mater"

                      " People may doubt what you say but they will never doubt what you do "

                      Ken's Den

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                      • John Hunter
                        Veteran Member
                        • Dec 2004
                        • 2034
                        • Lake Station, IN, USA.
                        • BT3000 & BT3100

                        #12
                        Those are great! Nice work.
                        John Hunter

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                        • Pappy
                          The Full Monte
                          • Dec 2002
                          • 10453
                          • San Marcos, TX, USA.
                          • BT3000 (x2)

                          #13
                          Thanks for the kind words, gents. Understand that projects in recent posts were done over SEVERAL weeks and set aside so I could spray the finish on all of them at the same time.
                          Don, aka Pappy,

                          Wise men talk because they have something to say,
                          Fools because they have to say something.
                          Plato

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