4 of a Kind
- Jul 13, 2016
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Details on the stackable trays? Assuming you are making them yourself? If so, details??? Wood type, is that a magnetic strip around top, sizing? They look amazing!
These are the shit! So so so much cooler than typical storage solutions.
Awesome work for not a woodworker. If you are cutting rabbets and all this you certainly put some good thought into this.Disclaimer..... I am not a wood worker, I do not know many of the correct terms etc. Results may vary... Yada yada yada....
Step 1. Wash your hands.
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Step 2. Find the trays you want.
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These were the cheapest I could find on eBay at $8 each shipped. They seem a touch cheap but they will do and they hold 450 chips each.
Step 3. Pick out your wood.
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You will be building an inner frame and an outer frame. The inner frame isn't visible for the most part so I went with pine as it is cheap. The outer frame I used poplar as it is also cheap and I am not experienced enough to drop a lot of coin on wood. Plus I had some of each from a leftover project. Both are 1"x3" actual is .75"x2.5" I believe.
You can pick out whatever you please though for the look you are going for.
Step 4. Pick out your handles.
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I chose cheap from Walmart.
Step 5. Build an inner frame.
5A. Measure the size of your tray. You want the outside diameter of your inner frame slightly larger than your plastic tray.
5B. Before you start cutting you inner frame up, run a "rabbet" down the length of the board. This is to let the trays fit into each other.
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5C. Cut your inner frame up. My cuts were on a 90 degree angle as I wasn't worried about the looks and I was building the inner frame for strength.
5D. Don't forget to cut a "rabbet" into the end of the boards that will be a part of the outer diameter.
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5E. Assembly. I pre-drilled and counter sunk each hole. I didn't want to split the wood and I wanted a flush fit as the outer frame will go over the screws and I didn't want anything sticking out.
So this is what you are left with after inner frame assembly (I still need to screw this one together).
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I will continue this tomorrow in further detail but basically the outer frame is cut at 45 degrees assembled by brad nails and then mounted to the inner frame 3/8th of an inch higher than to create a step as seen below. The screws for the handles go through both frames for strength so I'm not just counting on brad nails. Does any of this make sense so far or am I losing people? Again I am just winging it as I go. Er... I mean patent pending.
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Probably not this year.
There is a commemorative chip for Clay Day. Everyone that attends will get one. It's nothing special so don't get too excited. The chip does say 2020 on it though so let's hope we can get together before year end.
I have nine more on the way, gonna use them as bounties.That sign is fantastic. Probably too big for a card cover, but YMMV.
Not sure on the weight, it's 1350 chips plus some wood. I have picked up all three fully loaded using the bottom tray handles. Weight and handle strength don't seem to be much of an issue but when I pick up all three it feels pretty top heavy. I doubt I'd ever feel comfortable moving four trays at once, three is doable, two is the sweet spot.What do three loaded trays weight, and are you comfortable picking up all three using the handles on the bottom tray (i.e. will it support the weight)?