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Project by Brady posted 06-23-2018 02:22 PM 378 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After using the old display for several years, I took note of what worked and what didn’t (like having to carry heavy gridwall) and came up with this mobile solution. Everything is on wheels and made in three (wife wants one more) panels.

Made from construction lumber and trimmed with walnut plywood. The copper panels I scavenged from my old display. They originally came from the local Home Depot and are just copper colored steel sheets.

This was a good practice run for the built in cabinets that I would like to make this year. Since it will be for the house, I’ll have to take more care with the joinery and opt for glue instead of the air nailer.

Comments, questions and critiques welcome.

Brady…

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MCShaveGear.com





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 06-23-2018 06:09 PM

This is a wonderful display and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations!

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

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Brady

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#2 posted 06-23-2018 09:39 PM



This is a wonderful display and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations!

- helluvawreck

Thanks, Charles.

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MCShaveGear.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 06-24-2018 02:04 AM

Nice work, very impressive.

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

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#4 posted 06-24-2018 06:34 PM

Are they intended for weekend shows? If so, heavy is each section and how do they load up? I’m considering doing some outdoor tent shows this year and very curious about display logistics.
Steve.

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#5 posted 06-24-2018 07:26 PM

The wife and I sold at shows all over the US for years, and seeing everything on wheels always makes me say yes. I know we did the same. Do you have a truck with a lift gate?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Brady

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#6 posted 06-24-2018 09:14 PM



Are they intended for weekend shows? If so, heavy is each section and how do they load up? I m considering doing some outdoor tent shows this year and very curious about display logistics.
Steve.

- SteveMI

About 18 months ago, we bought a 14’ trailer with a cargo ramp to take to shows. Since then, we have discovered that it isn’t very practical for 1/2 day shows like the one we did today. We pack up the trailer and these displays for shows that typically are longer than a day. For shows that are longer than a day, we typically have time to setup the day before the show. This typically means that it is easier to get a trailer in and out and we won’t be as time constrained.

For a typical 4-6 hour show, we have a table display that we can setup in about an hour and tear down in about 20 minutes or so. It all fits into the truck which means that getting in and out of a site is easier.

The table display consists of three folding tables and a bunch of custom made crates. Lights are integrated into the crates for use at night. They are powered by a 12v portable battery.

My wife won’t let me replace the crates yet, but when I redo the table display, I will take the leftover gridwall that I have and make a table top version of the shelves that all fit into the truck and that we can set up and tear down in about an hour.

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MCShaveGear.com

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Brady

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#7 posted 06-24-2018 09:15 PM



The wife and I sold at shows all over the US for years, and seeing everything on wheels always makes me say yes. I know we did the same. Do you have a truck with a lift gate?

- Hawaiilad

I have a trailer with a ramp that this all rolls right up onto. Yes, it is heavy, but I let the ramp do the majority of the work.

Brady…

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MCShaveGear.com

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