Two storage projects (after a long hiatus)

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  • nicer20
    Established Member
    • Sep 2007
    • 365
    • Dublin, CA
    • BT3100

    Two storage projects (after a long hiatus)

    Starting back slowly in the workshop after the back injury last fall. The shop had been in a very bad state since the injury abruptly forced me into disabled state. SWMBO has been accommodative but not happy of the state of shop which is actually our two-car garage. So, as I start moving around and able to start working, first couple of projects have been trying to build some storage for all the lumber. It has been accumulating and has been leaning on shelves and other objects making it impossible to reach some things.

    So here are two projects completed over last few weekends -
    #1 - A cutoff storage bin
    #2 - A lumber storage cart (Should have taken photos before loading): Our son came to help over the weekend to build this. It was a great father - son project. Really happy to spend time together especially these days when we miss him so much.

    PS - Derived from ideas seen on Pintrest.

    - NG
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  • four12
    Handtools only
    • Feb 2024
    • 1

    I like the pipe idea for narrow cutoff storage.


    • twistsol
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 2899
      • Cottage Grove, MN, USA.
      • Ridgid R4512, 2x ShopSmith Mark V 520, 1951 Shopsmith 10ER

      Somehow I missed this the first time around and I really like the pipe idea as well. How did you secure the pipes to the base?
      An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
      A moral man does it.


      • LCHIEN
        Internet Fact Checker
        • Dec 2002
        • 20955
        • Katy, TX, USA.
        • BT3000 vintage 1999

        This is the Woodsmith site linked thru Pinterest

        An efficient way to store the cutoffs from previous projects. Its mobility makes it all the more valuable.

        To make the storage system, you will need five 10' lengths of 4"-dia. pipe. Start with the longest length first (48") and then cut each length 2" shorter than the previous one. (The last length will be 12".) This produces 19 individual tubes. Then use a band saw or a reciprocating saw to cut the tops at a 45 angle. The 48" long pipe is the center tube. Each progressively shorter length is fastened to it or the adjacent tube with 1⁄2" panhead sheet metal screws, in a spiral configuration somewhat like a spiral staircase.
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        Shows the screw at the top of the tube connected to adjoining taller tube.
        19 tubes packs like this:
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        • Pappy
          The Full Monte
          • Dec 2002
          • 10453
          • San Marcos, TX, USA.
          • BT3000 (x2)

          Originally posted by four12
          I like the pipe idea for narrow cutoff storage.
          So do I!
          Don, aka Pappy,

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