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Project by mtnwild posted 11-05-2008 12:30 AM 3499 views 35 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a friend one day at work bending some expanded sheet metal. Sharp edges all over. Asked him what he was doing, he said he was trying to fix his mom up with a fresh bread cooling rack. Got me thinking and this is what came up. Gave it to him to give to his mother. I’ve made a few of these over the years but never took any pictures. So I made a new one to show my friends at LumberJocks. The dark one is the first one I made years ago. I’ve kept it because all the rest turned out better so I just kept it. Glad I did. Helped me remember stuff. Works great for the fresh bread maker, cools and then you can slice on it too. Also works for many other things. Hot dishes, or center piece displays. Easy to make for most all you guys, I still mess up, but they are getting smaller and smaller. Walnut and maple. Thought these would go well with the cutting boards and the other kitchen gadgets everyone makes. Haven’t seen these on the site. Have fun.

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

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#1 posted 11-05-2008 01:36 AM

Great Idea!!

I can see Christmas Present written all over this one!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-05-2008 01:48 AM

Very nice mtnwild. A lot more attractive than the one I made 12 years ago out of cedar primarily to sit on the corion counter top next to the stove for hot dishes/pots. Corion dealer like to call the stuff indestructable but it will crack from a hot pot. The repair is usually $600 bucks plus.


-- Lee

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#3 posted 11-05-2008 01:59 AM

Very nice, what a great idea


-- Joe, Ga

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#4 posted 11-05-2008 02:47 AM

Very nice idea.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-05-2008 02:58 AM

Thanks guys. I know I just planted a reminder. Will wait and see what variations ya’ll come up with. Lots of possibilities. Happy holidays! I know I’ve got a couple more to make before I’m done.

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

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#6 posted 11-05-2008 03:15 AM

Very well done.

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#7 posted 11-05-2008 03:22 AM

That is real cool!!

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#8 posted 11-05-2008 05:56 PM

I think this is a great idea. How big are these?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 11-05-2008 06:17 PM

These are 10×15. Easy to make any size. Cut two planks any length. Cut your dado each piece, rip to dado thickness, put together , frame out. I used the old wood turners trick of attaching two strips of walnut on each side of the maple while I cut the dado’s then separated after, for the side rail.

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

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#10 posted 11-05-2008 06:58 PM

A very nice project with multiple uses.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 11-05-2008 08:08 PM

Sorry that your cooling rack fell in price since you have so many lumberjock getting ready to make their own. Me included.
What a great Idea for any cooling not just bread. I’m going to call mine a cooling rack. There mines different. Great project and great creativity. The first one is alway the hardest…

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#12 posted 11-05-2008 09:21 PM

cool. i added to my favs.

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#13 posted 11-09-2008 07:57 AM

Thanks for both cooling rack posts! I saved the pictures for next year’s Christmas presents

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#14 posted 06-04-2009 04:07 AM

These racks would be great for cooling artisan breads I bake! And I can think of many other uses. Thanks for the ideas.

-- Joe,Texas,

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#15 posted 06-04-2009 05:03 AM

so Cool very good design well done

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