Kitchen Challenge - Oven Rack Pull

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Div posted 09-29-2010 10:18 PM 4200 reads 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the rules say we can only post one entry and I’ve done that. But since we are in the kitchen, I’ll post this little gizmo anyway. It is another way to reduce the contents of that off cut bin! It is also real easy and quick. The only tools required are a drill, a coping saw, jigsaw or band saw, and sandpaper. So what is it exactly?

I think the photo says it all. Pardon our dirty oven. My wife has a sign on the fridge that reads: “A clean house is a sign of a wasted life!”

I first drew a pleasing shape on some white cardboard and fiddled with it until I was happy. My pattern is around 275mm (11”) long. The Candle wood off cut that found its way into my grubby paw was 20mm (¾”) thick. This is not critical, whatever you have will work, but a hardwood is the best.

Draw the outline of you pattern on the wood and first drill the hole. I opted for a hole diameter of 16mm (5/8”)

Next, cut out the wooden stock along the drawn line. I used a band saw but a jigsaw or coping saw will do the trick too. Take out the saw marks with sandpaper and round over the handle’s edges. I used the router table and a round-over bit. A rasp or even just sandpaper will also get the job done.

Finish as you wish. I used Boiled Linseed oil.

Don’t worry; this is the last one for some time! The workshop has been slow, that’s why I could practice my blogging skills. Tomorrow I start a big job which will keep me far away from the off cut bin!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

12 comments so far

View daltxguy's profile


1373 posts in 3942 days

#1 posted 09-29-2010 10:32 PM

Nice! ..and handy! I think my partner would end up pulling the shelf right out of the oven if it was made too easy.
And of course it could be shaped with a few strokes of a spokeshave too.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

View lew's profile


12102 posts in 3784 days

#2 posted 09-29-2010 10:40 PM

Cool Tool!

Mimi was looking at one of these. Is there a way to make it for “pushing” and pulling?

Good luck in the contest.

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

View Div's profile


1653 posts in 2968 days

#3 posted 09-29-2010 10:55 PM

Daltxguy Hi Steve. I love my spokeshaves, but my idea here was to keep it as simple and accessible as I could.

Lew Glad you like. As it is, it works both ways. Good for inspecting that roast and then pushing it back into the inferno…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

View daltxguy's profile


1373 posts in 3942 days

#4 posted 09-30-2010 12:10 AM

and it couldn’t get any easier, Div, so mission accomplished and it’s unique – never seen anything like it.
Personally though, I get a little nervous about shaping things on the router table when they are this size.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10880 posts in 3143 days

#5 posted 09-30-2010 12:22 AM

another nice little gismo from you Div.
we can surely see you has no plywood in there…lol

I have never seen this for an oven but something simular for a bonfire
or simply open fireplaces and they were more like a hook thing

take care

View mafe's profile


11730 posts in 3117 days

#6 posted 09-30-2010 12:27 AM

Hi brother,
Thats a exelent idea, I’m a master of getting burned by the oven, the iron or what ever burns…
Gues I have to make me one of these.
Now I have one more reason to finish that router table.
From my heart,

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

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 4328 days

#7 posted 09-30-2010 12:32 AM

Very nice!

That’s a cool tool for a hot job!

Don’t forget to Tag it CS1.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4168 posts in 2885 days

#8 posted 09-30-2010 12:39 AM

Another great idea.
You are doing fantastic.

Thank You

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View canadianchips's profile


2602 posts in 3025 days

#9 posted 09-30-2010 05:10 AM

Great Idea. PUSH stick for the table saw. PULL Stick for the oven. Everyones a happy camper !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

View Sam Shakouri's profile

Sam Shakouri

1200 posts in 3116 days

#10 posted 10-03-2010 05:13 AM

It is very nice and handy kichen tool but may I suggest to make it for pushing as well (if you pull you have to push). Also, add a hole in the handle to hung it in the kichen near the oven. Just an idea for the next one.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

View PaBull's profile


956 posts in 3693 days

#11 posted 10-29-2010 06:59 PM

Nice tool, but can you design a holder thingy where we can keep it safe and close to the oven?

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

View Div's profile


1653 posts in 2968 days

#12 posted 10-29-2010 08:56 PM

PaBull, how about a hole in the handle for hanging?

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics