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

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-16-2010 12:46 PM 1582 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: If I get lost at a Show. Part 14 of Going to local shows. series Part 15: After work today. »

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...

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au



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Moron

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 01:51 PM

I love a bargain

Congrats

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

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 03:05 PM

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

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 03:27 PM

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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#4 posted 05-16-2010 03:35 PM

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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#5 posted 05-16-2010 03:43 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 05-16-2010 03:47 PM

Very nice display.

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#7 posted 05-16-2010 04:07 PM

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

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 05-16-2010 04:21 PM

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 05-16-2010 05:13 PM

Good find ,they look like they do the job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-16-2010 05:54 PM

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

Dennis

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#11 posted 05-16-2010 08:14 PM

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

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#12 posted 05-16-2010 08:56 PM

Great idea. It’s perfect for that.

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

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#13 posted 05-16-2010 09:53 PM

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 05-17-2010 01:03 PM

Just a top way to present them.

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

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#15 posted 05-20-2010 01:42 PM

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

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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