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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #13: Using steel rebar for a lumber rack, and Expanding my shop.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 10-31-2009 11:48 PM 3580 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been way to crowded in my shop, especially since I went from a radial arm saw to a table saw.

A radial arm saw works fine in a narrow shop, because it’s against the wall

Plus adding a thickness planer.

I haven’t use the automobile side of my garage for years now.

About all its been used for is to accumulate things.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a rough sketch of my floor plan. I plan to keep the partition down the center, so I won’t have to heat the whole area all of the time.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The first thing I have to do is dig my way to one of the walls.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is what I mean.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When I finally found a wall, I sheeted it with OSB board.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Then I cut some 1/2” Steel Rebar into 12” lengths in order to make some lumber racks.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Then I pounded them into some 2” deep holes I had drilled.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is what I ended up with on the first wall.

A nice neat lumber rack, & a very inexpensive way of doing so.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 11:57 PM

Hey Dick
Wa hoo a larger shop always up for that . Good fix on the lumber storage storage(in case Larrys tunning in we’ll call it Timber storage) I guess you know Grizzly has a shop layout program that helps with this kind of project. Nice Hat! Look forward to future updates.

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 01:11 AM

Nice!

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 01:17 AM

Hey Blake nice website plus great work on display

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 01:17 AM

cool ! good ideas

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 01:53 AM

Nice organization, Dick. If you’re like me, the nice neat stack will last about 2 days.

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 01:56 AM

Another nice simple way to store lumber (or timber as the case may be)!. Thanks for sharing the details. Hope you get your new shop soon!

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 03:11 AM

good idea for the lumber storage. I tried my hand at threaded pipe rod and fittings, cheaper than buying lumber racks, but I like where yours are coming in budget wise. especially where i’m getting a nice new (to me) garage to set up in!

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#8 posted 11-01-2009 04:18 AM

Dick, that is a pretty neat idea. I use 1/2” black iron pipes for my supports but I am sure that rebar is just as stout and it is cheaper as well.

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#9 posted 11-01-2009 01:54 PM

Thanks to all of you!

You can buy a 20’ length of Steel Rebar for around $5.00.

Much cheaper than pipe.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 11-01-2009 05:30 PM

Very nice addition to the workshop and a lot safer than the previous method

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#11 posted 11-01-2009 06:21 PM

Thank you Tony.

I’ll be able to find a piece of material a lot easier now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 11-01-2009 06:24 PM

Thanks for the great idea Dick.

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#13 posted 11-01-2009 07:04 PM

Great Idea! I had been rolling a thought through my mind of having one of the welders at my company’s shop weld me up a pipe lumber rack….but at their rates…ouch….since I’m no welder….this would provide another possibility….A nice way to get rid of some extra rebar I have floating around left over from my shop pad…..and a great way to organize a scattered lumber pile….Excellent!!

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#14 posted 11-02-2009 12:43 AM

Thank you dustygirl, & reggiek.

I’m glad to be of help in saving a buck, or two.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 11-14-2009 10:31 PM

I like it.

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