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Project by Roger posted 97 days ago 1777 views 43 times favorited 47 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,..........so 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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net





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LateNightWoodworking

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#1 posted 97 days ago

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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Handtooler

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#2 posted 97 days ago

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 bassboy40@msn.com

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 97 days ago

Nice rack. Good job sir.

-- 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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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 97 days ago

Very nice work. They look great.

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

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maplerock

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#5 posted 97 days ago

Great job Roger! I really like ‘em!

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

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PASs

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#6 posted 97 days ago

nice

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 97 days ago

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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doubleDD

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#8 posted 97 days ago

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

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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lew

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#9 posted 97 days ago

Sweet!

I love the expandable idea!!

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

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SisQMark

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#10 posted 97 days ago

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
Mark~

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

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JL7

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#11 posted 97 days ago

Now there’s a new idea…....how 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 10,001 ways that won't work.

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jumbojack

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#12 posted 97 days ago

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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Roger

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#13 posted 97 days ago

Th th th th thnx everyone…. yup, I’m babbling..lol 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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 97 days ago

Really COOL… Good idea!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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nayo

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#15 posted 97 days ago

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

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