Monthly Book Giveaway - December 2022

Dumpster Diving Platform

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Dumpster Diving Platform
I have  gotten loads of very high quality maple plywood out of a dumpster at a Laser shop and I needed a way to pull it out and be close to the dumpster to hook it . We used to pull it out  through the overhead door at the end of the dumpster with their long hook made out of threaded rod but it  was real hard to control.  So I decided to make this frame to hook over the side of the dumpster so I could pick from anywhere. The step platform is made from some the material re cycled from there too. I also made a 6' long hook out of 1/2" rebar and you can see it laying over the rail and the dumpster in the first shot.
The frame is made from 1/2" rebar bent with a torch and stick welded together. The long hook is the same rebar.

It is very sturdy and we can make quick work of picking by using it, The last shot  shows the form that the  plywood is in when we pull it. some times there are some very large pieces. It comes in 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" and it is very useful in the shop and it is FREE.

Cheers, Jim
oh damn jim- lol i cant believe you packed that up and brought it along. it is pretty cool though !
Hi Pottzy..........I have used it a lot. I could not post it as project on LJ's because the censors would yell FOUL--not wood. But here we have all kinds of crafts. This will be my home soon after I bring over the majority of my LJ projects.

Cheers, Jim
I could use one of those just to get the debris in the dumpster in the first place.

Main Street to the Mountains

That’s a cool little gizmo there!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Dumpster diving by design!  Much more refined than my version of jumping inside.  
I remember seeing your dumpster diving step before, Jim. Handy little tool!
I figured getting in would be easy, getting out would be the harder problem. lol.  Looks like it would definitely be safer to use a step like this. Good job !!!  Mike
You don't need to go in with this because it can be difficult to get out. You just have to adapt to your surroundings!!!!!............Cheers, Jim