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Project by TheWoodYogi posted 08-15-2017 08:09 PM 1010 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this rotating storage rack to hold screws and hardware and to save space in the workshop. It has remained in a prototype stage from rough wood because it functions the way I wanted and I never found a reason to update it. I still need to index things better, but I can easily see what I need for a job and it has saved me a lot of time searching through cluttered shelves or drawers :) It hold 53 jars. The video shows the idea better.


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-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 08-16-2017 12:32 AM

I like this idea, will have to build one too. Thanks for posting. might put a ball bearing with spring pressure to hold it in four positions.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 08-16-2017 12:54 AM

Now that is a neat idea TWY.

I’ve been a fan of glass jars for years (after realising that tin cans were not much chop and labels had to be
removed…. to be able to see the contents).

It has often been a hassle getting at the contents in the 3rd row.

My only question is… how do you stop the hardware from falling out when you unscrew one of the top jars?

PS. Just noticed the video link and re-edited while I still could.
Only criticism is that I hate to be looking for that elusive screw with a hangover… without ear muffs.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 08-16-2017 01:53 AM

This rotating rack is a great idea. Easy to see with the touch of a spin. I built 2 shallow racks for glass baby food jars when my kids were born over 33 tears ago. I think they hold 50. Sure keeps those coffee cans of miscellaneous nuts, screws, etc down to a minimum.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 08-16-2017 02:31 AM


.... for glass baby food jars when my kids were born over 33 tears ago….
- doubleDD

Sorry gents for changing the topic…. DDDD, but I just have to ask…. Do you only have small screws or did you buy your kids jumbo servings?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 08-16-2017 03:04 AM

The jars I have are Gerber food jars and they are 3 3/4’’ high. I think they are made of plastic now days.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 08-16-2017 09:09 AM

Old school nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bluenote38

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#7 posted 08-16-2017 11:58 AM

Lol… my grandpa had one of these in his shed with baby food jars

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 08-16-2017 01:41 PM

This is a very nice storage piece and is a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TheWoodYogi

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#9 posted 08-16-2017 08:30 PM

Thanks Brian :) I’d love to hear how it turns out if you build it.

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#10 posted 08-16-2017 08:34 PM

Hi LittleBlackDuck :) It’s not so loud, more like a rainstick from hardware :D

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#11 posted 08-16-2017 08:35 PM

Thanks Dave :) We seemed to have no end of glass jars, so I needed to make something from them :D

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#12 posted 08-16-2017 08:35 PM

Thanks Ken :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#13 posted 08-16-2017 08:36 PM

Cool Grandpa Bluenote38 :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#14 posted 08-16-2017 08:37 PM

Thanks Charles :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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