Introduction: Yard Debris Bin Sawbuck
I hand saw a lot of branches over my yard debris bin for recycling. I was frustrated by limbs sliding and was concerned about cutting and damaging the bin. I needed a sawbuck that I could fit to or over the yard debris bin.
Saw (recommend Corona Folding Saw,), Hammer/Axe, Drill w/ 3/4" bit (or peg size)
Step 1: Choose Your Crossbar
- Cut a 2-1/2 " round stock to about the width of the yard debris bin. I thought about using a 2x4, but the shape of round stock makes it fit the hinge space really well and was immediately available.
- Check the round stock for (best) fit. My stock was slightly curved and the best fit was for the curve facing back (supported by the hinge 'pin').
Step 2: Drill & Hammer Pegs
- I selected a branch slightly over 3/4" in diameter for my pegs, and drilled two 3/4" holes, about half way into the base just inside the yard debris bin hinges, angled slightly back. This will keep the sawbuck from sliding off the bin.
- The pegs started out about 6" long, with the intent on trimming them later.
- Hammer the pegs into the holes. The bark will shred back to make a tight fit.
Step 3: Trim Pegs and Cut Top Grooves
- Trim/shorten the pegs to clear the lid if necessary.
- Cut a groove angle or two in the cross bar to help hold branches in place.