Cooling Racks

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Project by Roger posted 01-17-2014 12:02 AM 2362 views 44 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I borrowed my wifes rack for…..............wait, that might cause a ruckus…........ Let me start again, I borrowed one of my wifes cooling racks for a “template”. I made 7 pairs of these as Christmas gifts. I still have 4 pairs to glue together and put the Linseed oil on. Oak and Walnut cut-offs out of the scrap bins, dowel rod, and wood balls and a lil glue. As you see in the pics, they open up like an accordion. 3 different sized drill bits, lots n lots of drilling, some thru, and some depth stops, the balls wouldn’t come thru. Thnx for droppin by. Any thoughts, commnents good/bad/ugly are always appreciated. I know, Santa is about a month behind… Hope to make it on time in 2014….. the hammock is very hard to get out of after a few/many, Guinness’

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 12:11 AM

I think the accordion concept is excellent, as it makes the racks interesting as well as functional… I’m new here and have begun my woodworking life with cutting boards, so maybe I’ll have to mimic these racks – if you don’t mind! :-)

-- In search of the subtle mind...

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 12:18 AM

Even harder to disembark the hammock after Kentucky Gentlemen or Mint Juleps, Huh? Quite nice builds. How about some dimensions and sources for the balls? I certainly like ‘em. What finish to prevent hot containers from scorching ‘em?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 12:21 AM

Nice rack. Good job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 12:25 AM

Very nice work. They look great.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 12:28 AM

Great job Roger! I really like ‘em!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 12:31 AM


-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 12:32 AM

Very cool and great Christmas gifts. I really like they way they open and close like an accordion—but, it sure shows a lot of thought and time. Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 12:38 AM

What a cool idea. These will be very useful. Good work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#9 posted 01-17-2014 12:55 AM


I love the expandable idea!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 01-17-2014 01:14 AM

Awesome idea Roger, very nice. I know it’s very difficult to borrow the wifes rack without gettin barked upside the back of the head for not askin. LOL

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 01:22 AM

Now there’s a new idea… kewl is that! You must be seeing holes in your sleep….unless of course you had a few too many Guinness’…...

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#12 posted 01-17-2014 01:26 AM

Wow nice design. Lots of little pieces/parts to keep track of. I would have been a babbling mess by the end of this project.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#13 posted 01-17-2014 01:32 AM

Th th th th thnx everyone…. yup, I’m jumbojack. :latenight, oh yes, take it and run with it. :) LOL:mark…...... oh russel: just a 50/50 mix of boiled Linseed oil and thinner wiped on. They will probably get a few burn marks on em. The one’s the wife has, have some sort of clear on them, and the heat really makes them look a little funky. Only time will tell how these will do.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 01-17-2014 01:37 AM

Really COOL… Good idea!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 01-17-2014 01:45 AM

another very nice project to my To-Do-List.
are those Toy wheel pegs?

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