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Going to local shows. #14: Nice Rack....

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Blog entry by degoose posted 1433 days ago 1128 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was at the local flea market this morning , doing the usual, buying the good lady wife breakfast… bacon and egg roll.. What can I say… cheap date…

At one of the market stalls selling cooking stuff…. I found this plate rack… made of 6 mm black metal..I had an epiphany… these wood be great for showcasing my boards at shows and market days… [pun intended]

I invested $6.00 and got 3…. last of the big spenders..

I stopped at Ken’s stand and told him … he also makes cutting boards, from camphor…I get my camphor slabs from him….. so he went and got 5 and I pinched one of his…for telling him about them…

I went home and set up some boards… It was then that I realised that 4 wood not be enough…

So straight back and got 6 more…

I was going to make something similar in timber of course.. but it would have been bulkier and this was a cheap alternative... will see how they go this weekend.. at the Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood Show..

Look us up at the Torque Workcentre stand in the outside area... where all the big slabs hand out...

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



15 comments so far

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Moron

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#1 posted 1433 days ago

I love a bargain

Congrats

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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donjoe

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#2 posted 1433 days ago

Larry, Great way to use someone else’s poduct. Make a very nice presentation.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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tyskkvinna

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

Clever! It looks like it does just the job.

Btw that’s a rather impressive inventory :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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eddy

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

thanks for showing this
i think once i get set up again i will make some of these

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Karson

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

It probably cost you more in gas to keep going back and forth to buy the racks.

The seller will wonder why his inventory dropped so fat so he now buy extra thinking that he has a great seller there. So in 3 or 4 weeks you can get them off the distress table of non moving inventory.

A great use Larry.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mtkate

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#6 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice display.

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

Those racks show off your excellent boards beautifully.
And the black racks don’t distract the eye from the boards.
Finely done Larry.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

When I saw ‘nice rack’ I immediately thought of your previous post.

They do the job well though.

The racks I mean.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#9 posted 1433 days ago

Good find ,they look like they do the job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1433 days ago

great score Larry that´s proppebly the best buy you have done in years

Dennis

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blackcherry

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#11 posted 1433 days ago

Rack’em up Larry, should make for a great display presentation on sale day.

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billb

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#12 posted 1433 days ago

Great idea. It’s perfect for that.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com

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#13 posted 1433 days ago

Great rakes Larry and the boards look good too LOL….....

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#14 posted 1432 days ago

Just a top way to present them.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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Woodfix

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#15 posted 1429 days ago

I gotta wonder, where did the metal come from for less than $2 each. Well done.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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