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    Another Quickie Wood Rack

    As I stock up for some bedroom furniture I have in mind, the regular wood rack has gotten full. Back in 2008 I built a "temporary" quickie rack to hold stuff till I got it broken down . . . it has never left but has earned its keep. Now that I am tripping over boards again I attacked the scrap plywood pile to make yet another one. This is leftover from packing crates and so forth; real junk.

    Cut it to size using a junker blade:

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    Drill some holes:

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    Tape them in bundles and saw out the slots:

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    And put 'em up and load 'em:

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    Ah, I have my bench back again. Just until I break down those parts, I swear. You know I feel kinda like Mahoney in the opening scenes of Police Academy: I was wrong, you really could fit one more car into that parking lot.
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    Nice, now you just need to watch out for your head!

    Clever use of rafters for sure...
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    Brent,

    Glenn is used to banging his head in a woodworking shop---Mine. I had electric power cords hanging down from above to stuff that was not near a wall. I could walk under the recepticals---Glenn could not---he just banged his head on them.

    He would tie a knot in all of the cords when he came to visit. This would raise the outlets enough that he could go under them.

    So whats the problem with a ton of walnut in the way?

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    The bottom of the rack is at about 6' 5". I'm 6' even. Now, even given that height plus the fact that they are out of the traffic path, I guarantee I will get nailed before I get them taken back down
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    I like it I've got a bunch of long thin strips I save for inlay bandings and the likes...might have to borrow this idea from you ... I just wouldn't be in a hurry though if I were you, to cash any royalty checks I send your way .Thanks for sharing this!

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    Looks like a good idea, Glenn. My shop (garage) ceiling is sheetrocked, so I miss out on a lot of nifty storage solutions. On the other hand, I've got some storage space in the "attic" above the shop. I keep things like empty boxes for my audio and video stuff up there...things I don't anticipate needing to get my hands on very often.
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    Glenn, I could not figure out where you were headed with that wood on the drill press making it a wood rack.
    As soon as I saw it attached to the rafter, ! Slick!!
    My problem would be, I would make a set or two per rafter and eventually pull the whole building down on top of me.
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    I have limited space and I'm always stacking pieces I've just cut on the table of my TS. I know that it's an accident waiting to happen. Your rack just may be a solution to my problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    I like it I've got a bunch of long thin strips I save for inlay bandings and the likes...might have to borrow this idea from you ... I just wouldn't be in a hurry though if I were you, to cash any royalty checks I send your way .Thanks for sharing this!
    I have a small version for longer (seldom used) bar clamps. Made a set for dad too. Very quick to make and easy to get stuff in and out of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I have a small version for longer (seldom used) bar clamps. Made a set for dad too. Very quick to make and easy to get stuff in and out of.
    Thanks Glenn!

    I'm beginning to have a love/hate relationship with all of these great ideas you & others post...love the simplicity/ingenuity, hate adding more to the 'to do' list

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