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Blog entry by mtnwild posted 06-08-2009 02:08 AM 3339 reads 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a few bread cooling racks and was asked how I did that. This is how.

I start with two pieces of wood. One for the width and one for length.

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Then I cut the slots in each piece. Exactly one half the thickness of the wood. The space between the slots does not matter. I just eye ball it, because it’s too hard for me to do the math. They will fit no matter what spacing you cut the slots, believe me. Random or calculated.

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Then I cut the boards into strips exactly as wide as the with of the slots.
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Then put together, nothing to it.
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Well hope this helped someone out. Good for all sorts of things. I once made my mother-in-law a plant press with this method, but it was heavier duty. It worked really well. Go wild, thanks for looking, Jack….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 02:40 AM

Thanks for the info well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chips

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 02:56 AM

I’ve got to try that. Will done.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 12:32 PM

That is very cool…I too will have to try this out!
Thanks for sharing this.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 12:44 PM

these are great. Thanks for the “how to”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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musician

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 05:19 AM

Thanks for the info Jack! I think even a 1-eyed old LJ might be able to do this – and I will try. Joe

-- Joe,Texas,www.woodworkerJoe.com

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 06:04 PM

Great project and your instructions are well layed out.
I will definitely give this a try.
Thanks for taking time to post this.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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#7 posted 06-10-2009 06:09 PM

you make it look so easy.well done I like your method.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 06-10-2009 06:33 PM

make two the same, cut once assembled to 45 degrees…....................makes an awesome looking wine rack too

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

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#9 posted 02-19-2010 11:51 AM

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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