widdlestick helps the rack

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Project by widdle posted 05-27-2015 07:52 PM 2866 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Works pretty good…3/8” hole in a 3/4” dowel, haven’t snapped it yet, just thought i would put it up as an option..

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#1 posted 05-27-2015 08:44 PM

That’s a clever solution!! Thanks for sharing!!

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#2 posted 05-27-2015 10:37 PM

It’s about time you posted your famous widdlestick (a great idea).

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 12:55 AM

Really nifty rack preventer, great thinking.

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 02:47 AM

Cool idea. What’s the shaft of the T-handled peg made of? I’d have used metal because I think the shear force would be considerable for something so slender.

Also, there’s a dead animal in your shop.

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#5 posted 05-28-2015 02:58 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys..Hazydavy, 3/8 maple dowel..Two years now, mabye twenty hours a week on that bench…if i need to crank something down that hard , i re think my approach…sometimes..

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#6 posted 05-28-2015 09:40 AM

Rather smart i must say.
Is that a dead dog in pics 2 and 3? Either dead or very lazy.

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#7 posted 05-28-2015 11:00 AM

That’s a great idea. Beats the heck outta cutting scrap to size every time!

I’m pretty sure that dog’s not dead or lazy. I think he’s eyeballing the wind in that board beside him. :)

BTW, that’s the prettiest workbench I think I’ve seen.

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#8 posted 05-28-2015 06:16 PM

A very good idea and the workbench is pretty darn good looking too.

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#9 posted 05-28-2015 09:12 PM

Interesting, it kind of looks like a leg vise mounted sideways.
It need to implement this into my bench’s front wise.


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#10 posted 06-05-2015 03:50 AM


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#11 posted 06-08-2015 02:09 PM


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#12 posted 10-12-2015 08:14 PM

Bout to craft me my very own widstick.

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