Sheet Goods Rack with Clamp Storage

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Blog entry by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 09-20-2010 07:45 AM 8724 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sheet goods that just sit on the floor aren’t very mobile. When I can’t move stuff around my shop, I can’t maximize the space. So I need to organize those sheets properly and get them on wheels.

I designed a new Sheet Goods Rack, but I’m not 100% satisified yet. I looked online but didn’t really find what I wanted, and I can’t do the pivoting rolling rack on hinges some of you have done.

Check out my design over at my blog and let me know what you think.

Thanks y’all!

P.S. If you’re going to Woodworking in America, let me know!

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 10:28 AM

Nice concept. I would be worried about the sheet goods turning it over since the bottom is only 24 inches deep. I would hate for anyone to get hurt if it did.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 10:47 AM

Nice design, I think the back needs to be tilted though.
I do a lot of sheets and cut on a wall mounted panel saw. My wife wants me to buy o board trolley for me. This is beginning to make sense as it is the same height as the bottom of the machine and I would be able to put the boards onto the saw by myself.
The other advantages of a board trolley are that it is an A Frame design, boards both sides and the centre section can store offcuts.
I get my boards delivered and it is normally by a single person, if I have someone to help offload , great. However most times I’m on my own and the driver could load the trolley and push it into the shop on his own.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 01:36 PM

I built one similar,but without the storage bellow and it was not safe !!! The second time it tipped over I changed it to a A-frame style with a wider foot print,and the problem ended. just my 2 cents worth

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 05:59 PM

I’m going to chime in with Eagle and Charlie – that does not appear to be a safe design. Flipping through sheets set that high seems to be a good way to get a sheet in the face, and weight of clamps in the back are going to make it want to fall over – especially if your collection is of any size.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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