I find small scrap pieces always a nuisance when I am cutting so I built this Scrap bin collector.
It is attached with rare earth magnets to the side of my bandsaw and can also fit on the table saw. It has a slide on the bottom to release the scraps.
I use these plastic bins to save some of my wood
scraps I think I could use later. When the Scrap Bin Challenge
came up I am very prepared with all my scraps..... better yet the project I will be making is a Scrap bin collector for my table saw and band saw.
To make the bin I will use a piece of 1/4"Baltic birch. I will cut the sides 1'x7". I have used this wood before to make some other boxes and it does hold up really well.
A dodo is cut in each of the pieces, this
will be for a slide or gate for the bottom
of the bin for quick release of the scrap wood.
I clamped a block of wood to the sides and tested my dado with the sliding piece which will be my gate. I always test pieces before moving on to the next step.
The frame can now be made so I used Table saw clamp
to make sure everything was cut precisely.
Some angles are cut
for the frame, these will line up with the dado cut on the bottom of the box.
The pieces are assembled, glued and clamped.
Some of the pieces on the side are sticking out, they can be trimmed neatly on the table saw after the glue has dried.
Small backer blocks are glued in the box, this will be for the rare earth magnets.
Holes are drilled with a 1 1/8" Forstner bit
for the magnet cup. I used a support block
so the backer blocks would not be pushed
out when I was drilling.
The magnets are epoxied and tapped
in to make sure everything is flush.....again
using the support block.
I use my mini speed square
to mark the slide length to be used as a gate. I also drilled some finger holes and slightly rounded the edges. This can be seen in the photo below.
The bin is attached to the base of
my bandsaw. It can also be used on
the table saw. It is easy to swap over
and works great for collecting
those small pieces. When it is
full pull the slide and release all
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