|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-14-2015 06:50 PM||2024 views||3 times favorited||30 comments|
This is my prototype rack for storing spray paint cans. I finally got enough cans to make the first 60 can assembly. It holds about half of my collection. I started with a welding fixture for welding 12 cans in a row. Then the rows were welded to each other and the assembly was put in a frame that tilts them back at 6.5 degrees to insure they don’t fall out. I don’t think that angle was really needed, but this is a prototype to learn from. The frame is made from 1/2” Baltic birch plywood and is finished with wipe on shellac.
As I was welding that last row I thought that they could have been glued together with Liquid Nails or something like that but the welding was faster. Now I have to save up 60 more cans for the second one,
This did give me the opportunity to clean house. Some of these cans were 25 yrs old and I had a lot I did not know of. This first rack is just the special metallic colors, the clear finishes and the whites. I pitched a dozen so far that were not usable. I should not have to buy spray paint for at least 5 years!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!