Crankshaft hanger

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Project by DaveJ posted 2558 days ago 2451 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, this is kind of an odd project, but I thought it was pretty cool. I made these hangers for my buddy Jim to store his “spare” crankshafts for his Boss 302 Mustang.

Turns out that you need to be careful when storing your crankshafts so that they don’t warp. The hangers are made from a couple of pieces of 2×4 connected with through bolts. The slots on the top are for matching the pieces during assembly. An important part of our design was a suspension system that allowed the crankshaft to hang plumb.

-- Dave J. Eagle, ID

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#1 posted 2557 days ago

Very cool and functional piece! I never knew a crankshaft would warp if not stored properly. If I have to store one, I’ll keep it in mind ;). I wondered, will the pine stand up to the weight over time? I suppose the bolts will provide stability, though. Definitely an interesting application for wood!

-- Robb

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#2 posted 2557 days ago


-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 2557 days ago

very interesting!!

You just never know what you will see here in the LJ shop.

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2557 days ago

functional. I guess there’s a lot I didn’t know about crankshafts.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2557 days ago

Another “practical” solution applying woodworking skills!

Wood isn’t just beautiful; it’s practical application can be used in many ways – even storing crankshafts!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 2557 days ago

How many crankshafts does a person need.

Ops excuse me – someone might ask me the same about sanders, or drills or (name your favorite tools.)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 2554 days ago

Cool project dave. Karson, I thought the same thing, only about clamps.

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#8 posted 2544 days ago

Dave, clever idea. I like the way you marked them as pairs, too.


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#9 posted 2544 days ago

Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2480 days ago

Good project for ”Whatever turns your crank – shaft”! LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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