Just Completed My Dads Coal Bin Today

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U235a4
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2007 1:38 pm

Well this took a few days here and there to complete but now everything is done. It'll hold 2 tons.

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Richard S.
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2007 4:14 pm

Just a suggestion but if you make the sliding part removable with slats all the way up to the top you can remove the angled pieces in the bin because you'll be able to walk right in. Might have to widen it a bit, that's generally the best way IMO.
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JerseyCoal
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2007 5:32 pm

That bin is a thing of beauty! It looks just like the cage I keep my wife in at night. If she ever chews her way out, are you available to build a new one for me?

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e.alleg
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2007 6:14 pm

hehe it looks like the crate from 'A Christmas Story" that the lamp came in. Nice job!
Burning coal is definitely worth the extra work involved.
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gambler
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2007 9:25 pm

e.alleg wrote:hehe it looks like the crate from 'A Christmas Story" that the lamp came in. Nice job!
"Fragile" I think it is French!
Good looking bin!
Take Care and God Bless
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Cyber36
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Post Wed. Jan. 30, 2008 10:46 am

Nice Job! It looks pretty heavy. I take it its staying right where it is??

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CoalHeat
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Post Wed. Jan. 30, 2008 8:02 pm

Very nice construction. Did you ever think of building furniture?
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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