Eco Bin: Episode 8

Paul shows how to make the hinge brackets for the lid and then fits a hinge rail to the main carcass. Once the lid has been fitted, the finish is applied and the project rounded out.

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Eco Bin: Episode 7

With the top glued up, the haunches can be removed, the corners shaped and the surfaces planed. Then a handle is fitted and shaped, the plywood nubs planed flush and the bottom of the bin cut to size and fitted.

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Eco Bin: Episode 6

We’re ready for the lid which has similar joinery to the carcass. Paul goes over the layout of the frame corner joinery. Then, once the grooves are ploughed and mortise and tenons cut, the ply tenons and lid mortises are cut and it’s ready for glue up.

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Eco Bin: Episode 5

In preparation for the glue up, there is some cleaning up, shaping and internal finishing to do. Then the frame is glued up in several phases to make it more manageable.

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Eco Bin: Episode 4

We’re ready to cut the plywood to size then layout the plywood tenons. Once the tenon positions have been accurately transferred from the mortised frame, the tenons can be cut and then test fit.

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Eco Bin: Episode 3

We’re ready to cut the plywood to size then layout the plywood tenons. Once the tenon positions have been accurately transferred from the mortised frame, the tenons can be cut and then test fit.

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Eco Bin: Episode 1

With the wood together, Paul lays out a storyboard. Then the grooves for the ply panels are run in the posts before the initial mortise layout and the mortise guide is made.

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Eco Bin

Need somewhere to put the stuff of life? This bin can be used for recycling, household linen, kid’s toys and even everyday waste. Great for mastering angled mortise and tenons and using ply panels extending as through tenons in mortise holes to give added strength to the whole.

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