|Project by Dale J Struhar Sr||posted 11-03-2009 02:28 AM||12304 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
When I first started taking Bonsai classes the owners were trying to design a rack to hold and dispense the various sizes of wire used to shape branches on the plants. There are 6 various sizes of wire that are most commonly used. The first picture is one view of their attempt to make a wire rack. I have to admit the person did not have a workshop and was limited in tools.However this was the basis for my design. I was asked if I could make something nicer for resale.
The rest of the pictures is the design I came up. This particular rack holds a ½ kilo spool of wire. I also designed (made bigger) a rack that holds a full kilo spool of wire.
In their spool holder design the sides were held on to a solid wooden center with three screws. I had a heating/cooling friend of mine make the sheet metal tube I use. The centers are glued to the sides. Each are fitted as a unit one side has the tube stabled to the center the opposite side center fits snugly into the tube.
I added a drawer for some tools.
They are fun to make and very popular in the bonsai community.
-- Dale, Ohio