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Tundra Twin Track
09-10-2015, 02:43 PM
These are drawers I added to my work bench to use up vacant space,they can hold up to 2000lbs. a piece if needed.

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag292/tundratwintrack/image.jpg1_zpsi4ejy7q4.jpg (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/tundratwintrack/media/image.jpg1_zpsi4ejy7q4.jpg.html)

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag292/tundratwintrack/image.jpg2_zps6zplj4gy.jpg (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/tundratwintrack/media/image.jpg2_zps6zplj4gy.jpg.html)

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag292/tundratwintrack/image.jpg3_zpshtyvslgm.jpg (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/tundratwintrack/media/image.jpg3_zpshtyvslgm.jpg.html)

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag292/tundratwintrack/image.jpg4_zpsnovb5xv2.jpg (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/tundratwintrack/media/image.jpg4_zpsnovb5xv2.jpg.html)

A.K. Boomer
09-10-2015, 03:20 PM
Wow where did you get them? im going to be doing something similar real soon cuz I just expanded my shop some. very nice

mklotz
09-10-2015, 03:56 PM
Is "draws" how they spell drawers in Canada?

Lew Hartswick
09-10-2015, 04:40 PM
Is "draws" how they spell drawers in Canada?
Maybe only in Alberta. :-)
...lew...

chipmaker4130
09-10-2015, 04:47 PM
Those look very nice. 'Draws' is a very descriptive term, I like that too!

A.K. Boomer
09-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Is "draws" how they spell drawers in Canada?

They do allot of things differently in Canada - but they also brew some pretty good beer - so we have to cut them some slack every now and then... :-)

BigBoy1
09-10-2015, 05:39 PM
These are draws I added to my work bench to use up vacant space,they can hold up to 2000lbs. a piece if needed.

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag292/tundratwintrack/image.jpg4_zpsnovb5xv2.jpg (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/tundratwintrack/media/image.jpg4_zpsnovb5xv2.jpg.html)

I have to ask a question, what is all of that cement floor doing in front of the shelves? With all of that extra floor space, I'd have at least three, maybe four machine tools sitting in that space!

mklotz
09-10-2015, 05:52 PM
They do allot of things differently in Canada - but they also brew some pretty good beer - so we have to cut them some slack every now and then... :-)

OK, let's work on the Americans first.

Allot:

verb (used with object), allotted, allotting.

1. to divide or distribute by share or portion; distribute or parcel out; apportion: to allot the available farmland among the settlers.
2. to appropriate for a special purpose: to allot money for a park.
3. to assign as a portion; set apart; dedicate.

A.K. Boomer
09-10-2015, 06:11 PM
OK, let's work on the Americans first.

Allot:

verb (used with object), allotted, allotting.

1. to divide or distribute by share or portion; distribute or parcel out; apportion: to allot the available farmland among the settlers.
2. to appropriate for a special purpose: to allot money for a park.
3. to assign as a portion; set apart; dedicate.

#4. oh boy the grammar police are out in full force today - I could use a drink about now - in fact I could use allot of drink about now...

Tundra Twin Track
09-10-2015, 06:19 PM
Sorry for the spelling cannot change post title ,in a hurry must be HARVEST pressure!

ammcoman2
09-10-2015, 06:35 PM
Did something similar a few years ago. One goes under my lathe bench drawers/cupboard and the other two are under a shelf unit
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g189/ammcoman2/P4020003_zps9ujdo9sx.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/ammcoman2/media/P4020003_zps9ujdo9sx.jpg.html)

I used recessed furniture glides and the base is rabbeted into the sides. So far no mishaps. The one with the metal chunks is really heavy.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g189/ammcoman2/P4020001_zpslml7chit.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/ammcoman2/media/P4020001_zpslml7chit.jpg.html)

Will be interesting to know where you purchased those as I have not seen them advertised before.

Geoff

P.S. since those photos were taken there is no room on that shelf!!!

Tundra Twin Track
09-10-2015, 11:26 PM
[QUOTE=A.K. Boomer;1002471]Wow where did you get them?

[QUOTE=ammcoman2;1002512]

Will be interesting to know where you purchased those as I have not seen them advertised before.

Geoff

I built those myself,had the metal formed from same place who did my bench top.I welded together and mounted wheels and UHMW guides.

brian Rupnow
09-11-2015, 08:14 AM
Very nice!! A very professional looking installation.---Brian

Mcgyver
09-11-2015, 08:35 AM
nice work....all that open floor, looks like there is room for about 15 machines tools, or one big tractor

QSIMDO
09-11-2015, 09:50 AM
All that floor space and a mezzanine as well?
You could claim a "space gloat" wherein we could declare YOU SUCK! ;)

sasquatch
09-11-2015, 06:12 PM
Good post TTT!!

mickeyf
09-11-2015, 11:22 PM
I'm too busy envying the vacant floor space to get excited about the drawers. And we do both allot things differently and do a lot of things differently in Canada.

Tundra Twin Track
09-12-2015, 01:33 AM
The floor drawers idea was to fill in hole after bench was built.For the bench I started with 2 tool box sets from Cosco,placed the bottom roll cabinets less castors on the floor and suspended the top cabinets with top door removed.The cabinets are bolted to the 5 commercial grade 30" full extension file cabinets
(Steelcase brand) and are sturdy.Then laminated lumber to make bench top and had 1/8" metal cap 20'2" long bent in one piece.The biggest problem with 20' bench is to much room to pile junk on!

GKman
09-12-2015, 07:25 AM
At least six great ideas beautifully executed.
The tool box sets even gained theft resistance by removing wheels and mounting.

I have 3 floor drawers that have served me well but now have intolerable shortcomings having seen yours. They need the slippery slides on the sides and larger diameter better supported wheels. Two are plywood and the cantilevered wheels don't have enough support. Will double the drawer sides for about half the height with a space between to house the wheels so the axles are supported on both sides. For anyone who hasn't tried it, 4 straightline wheels are the way to go. Two or, even worse, four casters reversing direction at the both ends of travel require a large amount of force added to starting a large mass moving. Have four straightline wheels on a two tiered floor drawer under my welding bench for shorts and it must weigh a couple hundred pounds and rolls easily straight in an out with no guides. If needed it can be drug sideways to steer but 99.99% of the time I want it to go straight so castered wheels would be a liability.

Since I have kept the same stuff in the drawers for decades, I might as well add some dividers to organize them better. And the last improvement I've sworn to add a hundred times is a rubber sweep weatherstrip across the front to keep small parts from rolling under the drawers.

Once again congratulations on a great job and thanks for the inspiration.

kf2qd
09-12-2015, 11:28 PM
draws are the things you pull (or draw) out of cabinets, drawers are another name for underwear.

Though nowadays drawers are also the things you pull out of cabinets...

Though I would think that a drawer could be another name for an artist, but it ain't...

Doc Nickel
09-13-2015, 03:35 AM
Based on a rolling drawer idea that was posted a few years ago, a couple months back I modded an aluminum tray from from scrap bin into a rolling catch tray to go under my lathe:

http://docsmachine.com/projectpics/2015/tray24.jpg

http://docsmachine.com/projectpics/2015/tray25.jpg

The tray was a drawer from some industrial thing that had been dismantled (we go the pieces at auction, including the tray) and the wheels were robbed from a cheap rollerblade bought from the local secondhand shop for a few dollars.

I made some angled brackets to brace the wheels, and just bolted everything into place before welding them on. Worked like a champ.

Doc.

DICKEYBIRD
09-13-2015, 08:51 AM
...the wheels were robbed from a cheap rollerblade bought from the local secondhand shop for a few dollars.You must've got the BigBoy Edition rollerblades. I used rollerblade wheels on my under bench drawer too. They worked s-o-o-o smooth & quiet until I loaded it up with metal. The plastic tires collapsed & broke up within a day or so & I had to turn up some aluminum wheels which have worked great for the last couple years. Now I worry about the rollerblade bearings breaking up.:rolleyes:

Tundra Twin Track
09-13-2015, 03:13 PM
The handles on the floor drawers came on the lower roll cabinets,that are under bench they are nice and sturdy.

jhe.1973
09-13-2015, 04:07 PM
Being basically lazy, I opted for this version. This ammo box if FULL of chain & related hardware so it is VERY heavy. It sits on one roller which is just a leftover piece of 1/2 inch EMT. If I want to go way out from the table, I'll put another few pieces out depending on how far I want to go:

http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g327/jhe-1973/Shop%20tricks/DSC_1228_zpsu3iiz3wi.jpg

This is just one pull on the rollers shown:

http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g327/jhe-1973/Shop%20tricks/DSC_1229_zpsq0xo5eox.jpg

I stored all my material drops in tote pans this way for years until I finally got them up off the floor & into a rack.

Now it is cluttered under my fab tables once again - but now w/other goodies!

:cool: