Tobys Clothes Dryer

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Project by robscastle posted 08-24-2015 10:13 AM 696 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

No 4 Son decided to make a portable pack away wet weather clothes dryer.
The design was all his own work and all I did was assist him.

We used the last of the Slash Pine I milled at Kyogle 2011

The usual jointing and thicknessing took place, I was quite surprised that they remained in such good condition after four years in the stack.

Once we milled everything up mortices were cut in the uprights and a shoulder cut on the horizontal sections.

The wedges were made and we tested evrything for stability.

Pull the wedges out and it all dismantles down flat for storage.

All was OK so he then set about making the sock dowels, I was a little confused as to what he was going to do so I just watched and the top rail was transformed into what I thought looked like a wooden TV antenna.

Some rounding over of the rails and coat of sanding sealer and it was completed !!

The timber stack in photo 6 is now almost non existant as it has all been converted into boxes and other projects over the time frame.
I think from memory within 12 months the moisture content was low enough to commence using it and it just goes to show how much lumber you can consume over time.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 08-24-2015 01:51 PM

as long as it works nice job.

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