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Project by BTKS posted 02-14-2011 05:21 AM 1686 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a new idea but cheap, easy and useful. This rack takes 5 8ft, 2X4’s. Two for the rails, two for the 4ft crosspieces, and a four foot piece as a loose spacer and four foot angle brace. The rack lifts right off the sawhorses. This rack happens to lock into these horses but any will work. Even lying on the floor will give somewhere to hook clamps or give space to hook them to the project. It stores on end up against the sheet goods. I use the spacer for supporting both sides of a cross cut. I use an eight foot guide to break down sheet goods before sending them through the table saw.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)





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Eric in central Florida

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 05:46 AM

Great rack.
Bet that makes assemblies a lot easier.
I wish I had the room you have.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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jackthelab

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 02:24 PM

Nice job – simple, yet does the job – the best kind of design.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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BobAtl

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 02:46 PM

Thanks for sharing! I’ve been fighting 2X4’s on the shop floor to support sheet goods being cut with a circular saw and cutting guide a long time and this rack will solve that problem long term. And it can easily be moved outside to since the dust collector doesn’t help when using a circular saw.

-- Bob, Atlanta

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steliart

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 03:45 PM

That’s a correct way. Back to the drawing board to make this fold-able for space saving storage.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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BTKS

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#5 posted 02-15-2011 05:19 AM

steliart, I believe one could make the angle brace short and put one on each half. Cut the rack in the middle and put a long strap hinge on the bottom of the long boards. The weight of each half would put pressure on the hinge. A third sawhorse could be added to keep the rack flat.
It is doable! It could be a real possibility for the traveling part of my carpentry / woodworking. Thanks for the idea.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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