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Project by Kjuly posted 1813 days ago 3813 views 35 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The challenge of storing your work while the finish dries has always been a big headache. Nothing is more aggravating than to apply a nice finish and then bump it or drag the air hose across your work, before the finish has had time to cure. I have used sawhorses and every flat surface in the shop to store stuff while finishing but I needed a better system. The rack is made of 2″ x 4″s and cabinet hinges. The supports are 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″ scrap wood that are set into square holes cut with a hollow chisel mortiser. The square supports could be replaced with dowels and a drill used for the holes. For this rack I have used a little over 8 feet of wall space and I can put an entire set of kitchen cabinet doors on it with room to spare.
How do you solve this problem in your shop?

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1813 days ago

Keith, this is a pretty nice solution to a common problem that most of us face. This obviously occupies a small footprint and is out of the way when not needed.

Nice idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1813 days ago

this is pure brilliant!

Thanks for sharing. I’m sure this thing is worth it’s weight in gold to many people here.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Roger Gaborski

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#3 posted 1813 days ago

Very clever idea.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 1813 days ago

GREAT Idea! WOW! 10X over!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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BeachedBones

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#5 posted 1813 days ago

Nicely innovative, and for those without that much wall space, I imagine the same concept could be put on a rolling cart. Good project.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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kolwdwrkr

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#6 posted 1813 days ago

Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing, I may have to steel the idea

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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mtkate

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#7 posted 1813 days ago

Cool! I should make one for the laundry room so I can double time it to dry socks when not in use…

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 1813 days ago

WOWWWY…........... You just solved a problem for me and my small workshop. I might also be able to use this idea at work. Thanks

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Don K.

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#9 posted 1813 days ago

Great thinking…There is no “I may steal this idea” here…..I AM stealing this idea lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1813 days ago

Great Idea Keith well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Durnik150

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#11 posted 1813 days ago

Stupendous idea!! And great execution!! A 10 from all the judges!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Kjuly

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#12 posted 1812 days ago

I must say..WOW. Thank you for all the kind words. I am glad that you find this useful.

Wolwdwrkr, DonK and Cabinetmaster,
You can’t steal this because I am giving it to you as a gift. As in any idea there is always room for improvement and this is no exception. If you use this idea, and I hope you do, please post a few pictures of your version.
Pass this along and let’s see how many different ways our fellow woodworkers can improve on this rack.

Durnik,
”Stupendous idea!! And great execution!! A 10 from all the judges!”
A “10” and we haven’t even made it to the swimsuit event yet,
Thanks again

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com

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ToddE

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#13 posted 1812 days ago

Great idea! Cool project

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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rbterhune

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#14 posted 1811 days ago

Very cool idea…and yes, I may have one for drying my socks as well.

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BigEd

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#15 posted 1809 days ago

Very good design.

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio

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