While sweeping up offcuts from around my bandsaw, I realized two things: First, I hate sweeping. Second, a dustpan-shaped tray attached to the bandsaw would catch most of the offcuts I was sweeping. I made my tray from scraps of 1/2-in. plywood and 1/4-in. hardboard. fastened two pieces of 1/8-in. x 1-in. steel to the tray and bolted it to my saw through the rip fence mounting holes. In addition to catching offcuts, this tray also offers convenient storage when I'm cutting numerous small pieces.
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