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Necessary Lumber/Storage Shelf Upgrade

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Project by Underdog posted 09-07-2016 07:26 PM 1700 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the sight that greeted me last Saturday morning when I opened up the shop. Evidently I’d overloaded my KV Shelf Standards, and all my bowl blanks, and 2×2, 3×3, and 4×4 scrap wood came tumbling down. You can see the KV strips if you look close. One on the left is still there, and the other is bent all up on the right.
At first I was just going to screw the KV standards back up because part of the problem was not using long enough screws. But then I realized that the hooks had bent, and the slots had pulled out of the standards… and it would never hold as much as it used to. And I just don’t want to have to go through this EVER again. So I just threw the KV Standards in the trash and didn’t look back.

So I made these shelf standards that shouldn’t even THINK about budging. Not the most glamorous project I’ve ever done, but it was quite necessary. Took me two days to get it cleaned up, shelf standards built and everything put back up.

I’ve been wanting to get back to my Model T Cars for about 5 weeks, but evidently my shop angel had other plans this past Labor Day weekend.

I supposed it was much better to have it fall when was not there, than when I was under it. These darn things will NOT fall down on me!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 07:38 PM

Holy cow! I’m glad you weren’t near it when it collapsed.
It looks like your miter-saw took a tumble too.
I hope all is well.

-- Chem, Central California

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kiefer

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 09:53 PM

That is one ugly mess and I hope your mitre saw etc. are OK .
Sure looks a lot more sturdy now .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Von

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 10:22 PM

Ugly? Nah. Sometimes ya gotta take function over form. I’m always over-building things and this looks like something I’d come up with if I had to face the same challenge.

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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 09-07-2016 11:46 PM

That oughta do it !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 09-08-2016 03:15 AM

I thought you locked the cat in or something. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 09-08-2016 05:27 AM

Come and do my shop next!

Really nice storage rack!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 09-08-2016 05:46 AM

Leave it all there and hit the Model T return then maybe the fairys will have done it for you

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 09-08-2016 11:31 AM

If it wasn’t your cat it was probably the neighbor’s.

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#9 posted 09-08-2016 02:03 PM

from the title picture, I thought you just had a messy shop that needed organizing! glad no one was hurt now that i read the whole thing.

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#10 posted 09-08-2016 02:30 PM

MUCH better now …. looks like you could park your model t on them ….....GREAT JOB

GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Underdog

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#11 posted 09-08-2016 06:17 PM


Holy cow! I m glad you weren t near it when it collapsed.
It looks like your miter-saw took a tumble too.
I hope all is well.

- fivecodys


That is one ugly mess and I hope your mitre saw etc. are OK .
Sure looks a lot more sturdy now .

Klaus

- kiefer


from the title picture, I thought you just had a messy shop that needed organizing! glad no one was hurt now that i read the whole thing.

- eztrigger

Yep, I’m glad I wasn’t there when it happened. The miter saw seems to be fine. Thanks for your concern.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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Underdog

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#12 posted 09-08-2016 06:18 PM



Ugly? Nah. Sometimes ya gotta take function over form. I m always over-building things and this looks like something I d come up with if I had to face the same challenge.

- Von


That oughta do it !!!

- johnhutchinson

Yeah. It’s over built. But I’m not going to lose a wink of sleep over it, am I? I’d have to park a dump truck on it…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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Underdog

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#13 posted 09-08-2016 06:20 PM


I thought you locked the cat in or something. LOL

- woodbutcherbynight


If it wasn t your cat it was probably the neighbor s.

- BenjaminNY

HA HA HA!
YEAH, THAT’S the ticket! It was the darn neighbor’s cats! I’ll blame everything on those critters…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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Underdog

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#14 posted 09-08-2016 06:23 PM



Leave it all there and hit the Model T return then maybe the fairys will have done it for you

- robscastle

Well. What I wish the fairies had done was fix the stupid shelf in the first place, so I could work on the model Ts! As it is, they probably jinxed it so it fell just when I had time to work on the desired project.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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Underdog

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#15 posted 09-08-2016 06:27 PM


Come and do my shop next!

Really nice storage rack!

- oldnovice

I’ll come right over and help you build some, but you’re doing the dumpster diving to get the plywood and 2×4s.


MUCH better now …. looks like you could park your model t on them ….....GREAT JOB

GRATZ TOP 3

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks for the compliments! I’m going to enjoy having all this stuff off the floor! While I was working on it, I was also cleaning up a large stack of bowl blanks that had been sitting in the floor for years. And now I can see part of the floor under the table saw, that I haven’t seen for years.

Now to get those large burls put up somewhere…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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