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Project by RGtools posted 07-07-2011 05:36 AM 1597 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really banged this one out. Not much to say other than it works great (needed more room for tools after grabbing my jointer.)

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 07:48 AM

Great idea…something we all can use

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 07:52 AM

Good stuff. I like it. Thanks.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Julio

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 11:01 AM

absolutly useful it is that kind of task easy and quick to make but lazyness would put me away to finish it, I really need it, thanks for sharing RG

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RGtools

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 03:19 PM

Thanks David and Larry.

Julio, I have been putting your marker to work lately (it’s perfect for single tails by the way). Here’s how to make the thing fast. Find one piece of wood (softwood, I used pine, but if you have a good peace of cedar that would be easier to dovetail), it needs to be long enough for the top and the sides. Flatten one face and one edge this should be the inside faces and the back edge of the shelf, so choose to work on the ugly side of the wood. Lay out the cuts as follows side, shelf, side, and make a small mark so you put the joints back togehter the way you took them apart. Saw carefully and squarely (you only have two cuts to make so take you time and do it right.

Gang saw the tails in the sides and make sure to make your pin base mark a bit shy of the thickness of your tailboard so you don’t need to make cauls to clamp the thing up. Cut the remaining joints. Also gang saw the ogee, clean it up with a draw knife and a spokeshave. Lay out the hole for the dowel after assembly and use a support block so you can drill straight through. Use shelf brackets to screw the thing to the wall.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Wiggy

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 04:40 PM

Everyone of us have been in the middle of one project and suddenly said, “You know what I need?” or “I really need a better way to…”.
This looks like the perfect solution to a common problem.
When I had more time for stained glass, I built a work area out of one sheet of 3/4” plywood, cut in half… mounted both pieces to a vacant wall of the garage. Both pieces were supported on the loose end with adj. metal sawhorses. When the job was done… everything folded back onto the wall and out of the way.
Now, on to the next project!
Good job.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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RGtools

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 02:24 AM

Nice description Wiggy. That is exactly what this was for.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 05:26 PM

Nice simple rack. Cool that you took the time to add the devetails.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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RGtools

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#8 posted 07-09-2011 04:50 AM

Thanks Rex, the dovetails were a pretty quick process, and I always regretted not doing them on my other rack.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#9 posted 08-15-2011 03:45 AM

Nice! I like the dowel for the clamps. I have a bunch of those spring clamps too.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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RGtools

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#10 posted 08-16-2011 02:50 AM

Thanks Night. Use oak if you have it, the poplar I had on hand flexes a bit (not that it’s a big deal). I like keeping the spring clamps by the bench since it allows you to very easily get a third hand when you need it.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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