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    A Storage Idea for Long or Short Strips

    While working on the new version of my cutoff bins I realized in eliminating the old cutoff bin, I was losing my cluttered, inefficient but, at least out of the way, stash place for thin strips of "stuff" worth keeping. I broke off from the cutoff bins for a cup of coffee and a pondering session . . . This is what I came up with:

    Take some old plywood and some common pine.
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    Rip the pine for sides and dado them to fit the ply.

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    Run some 1/8" dados down the length and find yet another use for that pegboard the previous owners left behind. The pegboard lets me move the dividers if I want. For now, I'll start here.

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    Here it is with most of my stuff in it; what doesn't fit, is firewood .

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    It swings up out of the way and uses a tongue of scrap and a 3/8" bolt for a latch.

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    I have a folding step stool that I keep in the shop for reaching various items. It steps me up to pull the bolt/catch. The size and lengths were determined by what I had to stash but, the dimensions could be easily adjusted. Just don't make it too big, or it could get away from you .
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    Well that's just down right clever. Well done Glenn.
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    I store so much up there, Im afraid one day Ill be standing and the ceiling is going to collaspe on me.
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    Neat idea but If I made it I would forget I stashed my wood up there
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    i got to agree with you bob,, i was so hoping that glenn had answered my prayers... but not this time maybe his next invention will .. works well for you glenn..attah boy
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