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Razor Saw Rack - Oak (with help from daughter)

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Project by David Grimes posted 07-14-2011 07:10 AM 3848 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, I wish to thank fellow Lumberjocks Mafe and Tedstor for their most excellent chisel rack projects that I favorited and ultimately let influence this project greatly. Thanks, guys !

I have a fairly new collection of Zona razor saws that I wanted to have arranged and readily available for use.

With a single 1/2” by 5 1/2” x 48” piece of red oak, I used exactly half (24”) for the back, then the other half for all of the vertical dividers (13 each because I have 12 saws) and the horizontal fronts (top and bottom).

For the record, the R4512 had no problem with the 1/2” red oak rips ;=)

I then ran the back piece and the two fronts through the 1/4” router table with a round-over bit adjusted to my liking. This was followed by dry-fitting to make sure all was right with the world. It was.

Sanding was accomplished totally (and rather quickly I will add) with the bench mounted ROS I made. I used one 180 grit paper for all sides of all 16 pieces… what’s that ?... 96 sides in less than 15 minutes. Ok, you get it: It works real good.

Before…

During…

After…

Time for assembly. I got daughter Lauren to help me in layout for the dividers onto the back. We arranged all the saws from highest TPI to lowest, then started on one end placing each saw against the divider… sliding a square to within 1/16 of the blade edge, then marking lightly… immediately gluing the back of that next divider with five dots of Fastcap 2P-10, then immediately spraying the Fastcap 2P-10 Accelerator to the correct side of the line, and finally attaching the divider quickly (about 3 seconds til it sets) to the edge of the mark. We repeated that procedure until we ran out of saws and space… simultaneously, thankyouverymuch ;=)

Now there are three pieces: the completed back with dividers attached plus the two fronts.

We moved to staining with one application of Minwax Dark Walnut stain and wiped down after 5 minutes. Next was gluing the fronts to the assembly again with the Fastcap 2P-10 CA and accelerator. All together now.

Finally, a few hours later, I sprayed the project with the new Rustoleum Ultimate polyurethane rattle can. Left overnight to dry and a second coat was applied the next morning before I went to work.

Two screws through the pre-drilled holes into my shop wall, then the hanging of the saws completed the project.

Thanks for stopping in.

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





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-14-2011 10:40 AM

Nice work and spending time with your little girl has to be great! Well done.

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

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 03:45 AM

It is good to spend time with children (and grand children). My little girls are 24, 23 and 18 (all going on 35). ;=) How time flies !

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

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 10:05 PM

Very nice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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dubsaloon

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#4 posted 07-21-2011 01:08 PM

I think I’ll make one. It should be quick and easy I only have 2 saws. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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Mark

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#5 posted 07-21-2011 04:34 PM

make an LJ out of her yet! lol love the saw rack

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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David Grimes

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#6 posted 07-21-2011 06:16 PM

Unfortunately, this one daughter that is interested in woodworking is starting nursing school in Memphis.

Grandson is only 2 years old. On a long road trip recently, he got into his female cousin’s stuff and we caught him on camera with a highly blackmail-able shot. Doesn’t look like LumberJock material just yet…

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

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mafe

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#7 posted 07-26-2011 04:09 PM

Looking good, now you have them right where you need them.
What a Razor collection.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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David Grimes

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#8 posted 07-27-2011 04:27 AM

Thanks, Mads. Glad to see you are back with us.

Regards,

DG

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

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mafe

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#9 posted 07-27-2011 11:54 PM

;-) After a wonderful holyday in Nimes France.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Schwieb

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#10 posted 10-29-2011 03:16 PM

Love the saws and till…........ beautiful daughter!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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