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I've been throwing my scrap metal into five gallon buckets. Nuts ,bolts, old pulleys, you know the stuff i mean. A friend got a new washing machine, $15 to haul away the old one. he kept it to put in my "collection of old G.T. parts. I gutted it , covered the holes in the bottom, and reinforced the front so it wouldn't pop off. The east end of my shop is enclosed with a privacy fence so I hid it from sight back there. It's already a fourth full. it has holes in the bottom so it won't collect water. I need to throw away just a little more and I'll room for another G.T. Rick
 

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How will you move it when its full?
 

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Good use for an old Maytag.
 
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How will you move it when its full?
That's my question, do you have a loader? I would say that thing could weigh over 1'000lbs when it's full of steel !

Good re-purpose of cabinet !! :thumbs:
 
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How will you move it when its full?
Yes I have a loader.. IH 574 tractor w/ IH2250 loader. Also a one ton dump truck that seems to manufacture its own scrap metal. It's not unusual to find that someone has anonamously donated to the cause. I usually haul in a couple times a year, but it makes enough to pay for the plates and insurance. Rick
 

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When you scrap a washer, salvage the motor. Many of them are 2 speed. There are base plates available to strap on. Then with a three position toggle switch I have a motor to power a bench tool. I made my 4 speed drill press into an 8 speed this way. The pulley system in dryers is handy for slowing down the rpms on some machines.

Washing machine cabinets make good work bench bases.
 
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