Wood rack for storage

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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 02-03-2008 05:05 AM 2195 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I had to come up with space in my shop for my wood. I have alot of tools and not much wall space. So one day me and my son set out to make a wood rack. After a few hours of drawing, moving tools, Nothing worked for my wood shop. I was joking around with him and said, wouldnt it be cool if we could hang it and have it lower down to me? Then I could have it go back up. Well after a lot of planing and going over How much my roof could hold and wait size I wanted it to be, We went to work. It is 6 feet by 7 feet. It goes up and down with pulleys and a winch.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 05:12 AM

wow…that is engineering!!! how hard is it to lift when full???

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 05:16 AM

Not hard at all. I used a 2000lb 12volt truck winch with a 12 volt battery. Thanks for the kind words.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 05:35 AM

That is an outstanding idea. You have put some essentially dead space to use. Very innovative and well engineered (I hope).

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 12:20 PM

very well done ! i built one of these as well . you can see it on my project page mine is alittle different than yours great job !

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#5 posted 02-03-2008 02:57 PM

I can see these becoming a hit in many workshops! First one, now two….... the idea is growing

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#6 posted 03-27-2008 10:10 PM

Great solution!

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#7 posted 05-19-2008 06:31 PM

I just love rolling the dice on here. I have thought of doing the same thing but never gave it much more thought. Glad to see some other people have done the same thing. Way to go!

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#8 posted 08-21-2008 04:00 PM

That’s pretty innovative. Very creative use of space… I’m going to have to consider similar designs.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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