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Workshop #24: ShopQuest 2014- Wood Rack Revisited

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 02-09-2014 04:45 PM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: ShopQuest 2014- Sharpening Part 24 of Workshop series Part 25: ShopQuest 2014- I found my Workbench! »

So as I mentioned in my earlier blogs for this year’s ShopQuest I wanted to get rid of my wood rack. I decided that was going to take a major effort and instead to do a little better allocation of space on it and see how it works this year. I spent a weekend cleaning it up and finding space for some of the wood and getting rid of some of it as well. I am not a fan of throwing out wood but some of it just was not going to be useful at all. I narrowed it down a little further and used pieces I had to build in compartmental shelves.

This now allows me to organize all of my smaller stuff such as pen blanks, game blanks, and wine tilt blanks. As well as other stuff such as colored wood and exotic small pieces.

The plastic boxes I picked up at the big orange for just 99 cents each. I must have bought a dozen or more and they have been put to use in numerous places around the house. The ones here are used to separate pen blanks. I am sure I am going to be adjusting this for the next few weeks but so far I like the idea and hope it will work. May just decide next year to build a new rack on a bit smaller scale with plenty of smaller shelves. We’ll see…

Thanks for looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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John Lowell

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 04:49 PM

Chris, wow what a great system!

How do you like the small Jet planer, been thinking about that now that I have all the rough wood blanks…..

chers, johnl

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JJones98042

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 05:21 PM

Very nice! I really need to do something similar to get mine organized as well.

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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clieb91

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 05:30 PM

Thanks Guys.

John, I have to say I like the size of it for what I do. Have to admit I think I have used it as planer once since I bought it, generally keep it set up as a jointer and run my logs through it to get a flat starting point to cut them down. Really do need to think about the planer more, happy to know I have it though if I should need it.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Grumpymike

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 05:49 PM

I like your system incorporating shelves with the lumber rack, however, your vertical supports connecting to the horizontal members are backwards.
The horiz ‘shelf’ member should rest on top of the vertical supports for proper loading … IMHO
Using the plastic boxes is a great idea and makes your storage more uniform … Just fits the shelf better.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Grumpymike

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 05:49 PM

OOPS, double post, Sorry

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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