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A few shots of an easily made shoe rack

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Some time ago I bought a shoe rack on line, it consisted of Aluminium tubes pressed into cheap brittle plastic end pieces which lasted all of a couple of months before disintegrating! I thew away all the plastic but kept the tube for a rainy day project. That day eventually arrived and this is what I did with the tubes.

The holes in the Melamine were drilled to be such that the tubes were a tap fit and half way down I used a length of allthread through a chrome tube and tightened at each side with a chrome domed cap nut.

It was worth making the template, which ensured that the tubes were all parallel to each other.

-- Harry, Western Australia





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 791 days ago

Excellent recovery . Cheap stuff in stores once again needs to be left in the stores. This is much better than the bought one.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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harry1

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#2 posted 791 days ago

Thank you Monte, here is a link to where I bought the original flimsy one for $19.95:

http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/p_4667_Metal_Shoe_Rack_Holds_30_Pairs_of_Shoes

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 791 days ago

G’day, harry. that is a really nice shoe rack. I love organizational projects!! Even more enjoyable was a tour of you shop. I see you have a metal lathe and an a milling set up in the drill press. I’ll be you can make about anything with those tools!!
Your shop is so much cleaner than mine!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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harry1

512 posts in 912 days


#4 posted 791 days ago

Jim, I’m glad that you didn’t see my shed a little over a week ago! I’ve just given it a clean-up ready for the first visit tomorrow of a fellow LJ member.
Yes, I’m pretty well set up to be self-contained, I’m no expert on the metal lathe but having had it for over thirty years I know the shortcomings of the lathe that was made in England in 1947 as well as my own!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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