A new shop bin

There’s a bit of advice passed on from one woodworker to another regarding workshop bins – have a metal not a plastic one. The reason for this is so that if something in there catches fire, it will have a better chance of burning out without melting the bin and spreading. It’s not a perfect solution but it can’t hurt.

I’d been meaning to dig this out of my parents garage for a while and put it to use replacing my plastic shop bin. It’s an old army surplus ammo container. I bought it years ago to convert into a cool looking drum, but it never quite happened. Now at least it’s being put to good use.

Army surplus stores can be a great source of heavy duty containers quite cheaply. My dad’s had his tools stored in a couple of bullet boxes for as long as I can remember. Some camping stores carry army surplus stock so it’s worth checking them out.

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