Roubo Tool Rack

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Project by thiel posted 04-24-2011 08:42 AM 4727 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was experiencing some “stress” on my main project (read: I was unable to light it on fire without witnesses) so I took a side trip down the PopWood “I can do that” street.

What can I say? It’s occasionally pretty nice to do a project start to finish in a couple hours—and to do it with painting in mind. Reminds you that pocket screws ain’t evil. Puts a spring in your step. Lightens your mood. Makes you choose the salad over the cheeseburger. Gets you thinking that you might take up marathoning—or meditation.

The toolrack is built from home depot “pop’lar” wood. I did all relative dimensioning on this and drew the curves by eye. Had the hooks in stock. All hand planed. Gonna paint it brick red so that crazy-white board at the bottom don’t show. I will probably double up on the dowels so I can hang my mallets.

A nice, quick, refreshing project and a nice addition to the shop. After making it I am considering a second one—in walnut and with a mirror—for the front hall.

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 03:35 PM

Nice job….I’ve got a spot that begs to be used….Thanks for a great idea….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 04:16 PM

This turn out great, I seen something similar in popular woodworking and is on my list of projects for my new set of chisels. This will inspire me to get er done soon. Thanks for posting…BC

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 04:26 PM

I like it a lot. I suggest though that you double the dowels on the walnut one and hang your mallets in the front hall, HEH HEH.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 04:29 PM

I was with you until you mentioned that marathon thing. lol.
That project came out great and serves a nice purpose.
Thanks for showing it.

-- Eric, central Florida

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 04:31 PM

Very nice addition to the shop.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 04-24-2011 07:24 PM

What a nice toolrack. I like it.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#7 posted 04-25-2011 12:45 AM

You are very organized and this won’t hurt a bit…....

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 04-26-2011 09:47 AM

nice tool rack

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

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#9 posted 04-26-2011 11:15 AM

Well done.

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

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#10 posted 08-20-2011 05:11 PM

Nice tool rack, I like it.

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