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  1. Very nicely done. As wtnhighlander says, it has a job to do. I made it quite a few years before I sawed into mine just the other day. A filler strip of similar species material, a little epoxy. and some touch up with a card scraper and you can hardly see it. Of course it looks like a billboard sign to me
  2. Rock on. I stole the idea from one of the smaller yards I use. In the immortal words of Butch Cassidy "Well, that oughta do it . . . " At least the space I needed cleared out is nearly done. Just a few long sticks to put up on the wall racks and I'm good.
  3. @Chestnut - Nope. That was me. I went back and re-read and I was pretty vague. I added a little clarification. I'm having fun. As I move stuff into the shop I unearth things I haven't seen for a couple of years
  4. @ChestnutIt is only temporary by location. It is in the space reserved for my spray booth . If things work out a panel-shorts bin that takes up about 8 square feet of floor space will get replaced by the new panel-shorts space behind the plywood corral. My permanent vertical storage will then move to the old panel-shorts bin location. Its like Christmas today. I moved that white oak and found a nest of sapele. I moved the sapele and found some walnut. I also found some over-ten-foot stock in the area I am trying to empty. I will move the sub-10 foot stock out of the horizontal racks and put it in the vertical space. This should allow me to put the long stuff in the horizontal racks and make enough room to empty the area that is in need or 'use reassignment'
  5. I have had to accept that I need to empty one of the storage areas sooner than I need to spray finish so some lumber is going in that space . I have made several versions of this sort of rack. This one should only be in use for about a year so it is cobbled from items found. A piece of unused siding that has laid out in the rain a few times will make the tilted deck. Yes it is cupped from exposure to the elements. I clamped it to the bench to determine the height of the supports once it gets squashed flat by all the lumber. The kickers at the rear keep the boards . . . well . . . kicked out from the wall at the bottom. The wall rail is made from the same water damaged plywood that was leaning between a shed and a wall for a couple of years. We're talking quality materials here boys. The wall rail in this version is a sandwich of however many layers it takes to bring it into plane with the vertically stored boards. The sandwich gets fastened to the wall via some Spax fasteners. Heads recessed so they don't snag things. The object for me in vertical lumber storage is to keep the material upright. This is helpful in that there is no real lateral stress or heavy weights to muscle through when sorting stock. I rip a length of that same plywood, drill an appropriate diameter hole at the right height and connect the dots with the bandsaw. I didn't need many dividers for this 7' or so run but just made up what the one ripped off strip would yield plus a nicer piece that was my test divider. Due to its weather tolerance I had relegated a small cache of white oak to a less than stellar storage area. I thought it would be best to haul this stuff in first. The dividers are used to divide species, thicknesses or types (QSWO, RSWO, etc.). Over the years this has worked out for me elsewhere. You can see the unused dividers just rest in the wall rail. Schlepping this material a couple of boards at a time is a drag. After breakfast I will drive the truck down there and load it up for a more efficient point A to point B relocation method. A side benefit is that I can pick out material as I go for something I am planning for the living room.
  6. Sounds like you've made your decision and what is right for you is the right decision. Since I have drops for dust collection pipe anyway I just ran the power down that pathway. I've worked too many places where floor outlets end up in a walk way after something changes . On the other hand I tend to over-think things a lot. I added sections of flex between the j-boxes and the drop conduits. If something changes drastically I can back-pull the wire, swap the flex for a longer piece, re-run the wire and re-position things. I'm not trying to change your mind. We all just tend to offer up things that have worked for us. This doesn't mean it will necessarily be the right choice for someone else .
  7. The back is half inch Baltic birch ply with some canvas glued to it. There are small holes drilled through in inconspicuous places that allow pieces of wire to be threaded through and around the items that are mounted. Where the wires come through the back of the board they are twisted, pressed flat, and covered with tape similar to that you use to seal the back of a picture frame although just small squares. There are then bumpers on the back that hold the back panel about a 1/16" from the wall so that the wires have clearance. The hanging method is keyhole slots. Essentially the backboard mounts to the wall with the keyhole slots and has a French cleat profile along the top edge. The shadowbox has a matching French cleat profile at the top rear and simply hangs in place covering the backboard and becoming flush to the wall. I put an 1/8" chamfer profile all around the back to create a shadow line. This will make any inconsistencies in the wall where it is hung less obvious. This is really a much more “crafty” type project than I generally do. It was done per a supplied general design (pretty much a doodle on the back of a napkin ) and as a favor. It did give me an excuse to try out the veneering vac and bag so it was a win-win.
  8. Optical illusion :-). Just random chance that I caught that angle with the camera. It is about 4 inches deep inside, 5 inches overall.
  9. Circling back to close this customer designed, horse tack, shadow box. Being picked up tomorrow. Open areas at top and center are for an embroidered team name tag off of a riding vest and some awards.
  10. This happens out here on the left-coast as well. I prefer clamps without the clutch but have a grip of older Jorgie’s and these Chinese Besseys blend into the pack at a great price point. I have Xmas-impulse bought them a couple of times:-)
  11. About 6x7x10 outside. 240+ cu in inside.
  12. I didn't think we needed another thread from me about urns so I will just tag these on here. Similar construction to the one above; dovetails this time. The top is a floating panel. The scribble on the piece of paper is the targeted profile. The joinery goes like so. And it ends up like so. Here I have it taped off as part of the finishing process. The bottoms are fitted as in the first one posted above. I cut the small rabbets with a FTG blade. You can see that I pre-finish the top edges of the boxes prior to assembly. I also pre-finish the panels. This prevents any peel-a-boo appearances of unfinished areas during wood movement. This one is black walnut and curly white oak. This one is black walnut and pecan. This is just the initial top coat. I'll add a pic once they are truly done with feet and all that.
  13. They are Knape & Vogt Series 182 Heavy Duty Shelf Brackets and Standards. I have found them at places like Home Depot online and Lee Valley but with the COVID situation I most recently bought from an outfit called Cable Express since they had them in stock, well priced, and cheap to ship. I had about 16 feet of it with standards screwed to every stud at the last shop. This was a very dynamic load situation with material going on and off the racks frequently. When I pulled the rig down to move it was as solid as the day I put it up many years earlier. The secret to success on these things is to know the ratings, mount per spec, and don't scrimp on the hardware. Nobody wants to wake up to a loud noise and find who knows what buried under what used to be on the wall They served me so well I redeployed them in one of the buildings on the property and loaded them up for wood storage while the new shop got built. I had no idea it would be 2 years!?! When it was time to put horizontal storage in the new shop I went with them again. I have a similar array to the one you mention on the opposite wall. Still more on another wall in another area of the shop. They are not cheap but they are not high priced for what they are. HTH.
  14. Wise words. LOML is always reminding me that I am retired, I'm supposed to be having fun. I mostly do have fun but catch myself falling into the habits of a lifetime of working for a living. I have a living room, dining room, and bedroom to furnish. That along with the remodeling we have planned and stuff for the yards ought to keep me busy till I run out of steam .
  15. I've used it for so long I don't know if I remember . I use other glues as well. I have grown familiar with the TB-III behavior so I am comfortable with how long I have to do things, how it behaves for rub joints and how resistant it is to gravity when doing larger glue ups that require rotating glued joinery into position and the like. I probably reach for it most often out of habit. It is also dark and I use a lot of darker woods. It is tolerant of temperature swings and in my previous un-insulated shops that was a plus. I use other glues as well. I just haven't really re-stocked since getting the shop going again. I guess I should add that since around 2005 I have never had an issue with it but that would be true for most glues. I did have an epoxy job fail but that was on me. I suspected the epoxy was old and I failed to simply test it. Bad result and a do-over that took MUCH longer than just testing the epoxy .
  16. Trying to take care of a few of those little things that never seem to get done. My Gluebots, glue stock and other random glue-up stuff was snow-drifting on top of my shooting board. Got tired of moving it all the time and used some scrap to make a cleat-hung glue caddie. At least now the things I use most often have somewhere to go and I know where to go to get them ;-)
  17. I’m assuming a gaming table? Lighted or video surface? Has a nice Monte Carlo feel.
  18. I've started to feel like the only thing I'm working on are shop fixtures . I guess I should heed my own words that a shop is never "done", it constantly evolves even when the events become pretty minor. I have planned for a 'sheet goods shorts' rack behind the plywood corral . . . . . . in the interest of moving on I just tossed down a 1' x 8' scrap of ply and tacked a ragged sheet of 3/8" ply to the wall. I gathered up a lot of the sheet goods shorts from the several places they have been stashed and just placed them. I also loaded the corral to near capacity and it still moves easily. I'm pretty happy about that. This will do for a while.
  19. I'll do that. The main thing my previous vertical and horizontal plywood stash areas had common that annoyed me was that I had to have an open area next to them large enough to maneuver material in and out. I would strive to keep the area open or place thing in the way that could be easily moved but I failed most of the time. I can now swing the "chute" to a position that isn't occupied at the moment and add/remove material more easily. The swinging feature solves a personal problem that may not be an issue for others .
  20. The metal casters are designed for a base that has a 1300 lb capacity. The fact that it only swings as opposed to traveling across the shop may help. I have the feeling it will be a lot like the mobility rig on my large bandsaw; gets moved few and far between . I'm the type who will sing out if something goes wrong since it is important that we share these things too; and sometimes pretty darn funny.
  21. Well I got it mounted and threw a few sheet goods that were laying around the shop into to test it out. I'll gather the ply and such that is scattered around the storage sheds tomorrow. Here's the two main positions as described. A couple shots of the hinge parts. The design includes a lifting ring on each side that let me pull and push the rig from the torsion box bottom. There is a piece of 3/8" all thread through a solid member at the front of the base assembly. And that is pretty much it. I will enjoy having somewhere for my sheet goods to go other than leaning against the walls where I have to move them around or out in the sheds where I am not even sure of what I have.
  22. Doh! My mistake. That rascal Marc misled me "The inspiration for this project came from two folks: my buddy Aaron Marshall and Chet from the forum. " His link goes somewhere else(???).
  23. I probably should have mentioned that I took the 6" disc off of my unit for the same reason.