|Project by 1911kevin||posted 10-05-2015 03:30 PM||1075 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
This was one of those things I spent way too much time and effort researching different racks others have built, tediously designing in sketchup, and then once I started cutting up wood all that went out the window and the final result was better and more simple. I was going to drill out holes and then cut out the waste and then drill and chisel spaces out for the clamp stops on the bars initially. Once I cut the pieces to size and installed a 1/4” dado blade I realized I could just zip a dado through the wood for the cradles for the stops to fit in, then adjust the blade and run the same dado blade to cut out the slots for the clamps. After a couple test cuts I made two racks in a couple minutes, cut some basic brackets and drilled pilot holes, glued and mounted. They fit nine clamps each of the Highland woodworking variety but would work for anything with minor adjustments. If I make more I would leave a tiny amount more space between clamps, they fit but with only a whisker space in between.