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PostSubject: Space saver tool rack.   Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:59 am

While going stir crazy with winter temps of around 5c to 7c each day I had an idea for a a revolving magnetic tool rack using 200mm bars designed for kitchen knives 3 triangles with 200mm sides are drawn ready to cut.

I bought some 25mm id PVC steam pipe and 2 - 25mm id bearings then I found an anomaly in sizing of plumbing pipes & fittings A 25mm id steam pipe is actually 30mm id and 33mm od a 25mm pipe to thread fitting was turned to 25mm to fit a bearing as in pic. I cut a piece of the pipe approximately 130mm and slit it length wise with a Dremel saw and filled it 2/3rd with panel beaters filler a piece of 9mm dowel pushed into the filler adds rigidity. The split allows the filler to be removed with a screwdriver forcing it opening a 45mm piece of it was machined to 25mm to fit the top bearing.   
The remainder will be used as a joiner for the length and a bit needed.





The 3 triangles will be spaced 170mm apart to allow all types of tools to be used on the tree.


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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:51 am

Triangles cut and trimmed first one sitting on it's positioning ring gives a better idea of where i'm going with this.



A better view of the magnetic strips there will be 3 levels 175mm apart with 9 magnet strips. The bottom bearing pin and top support ring are glued with plumbers PVC glue.

 


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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:51 am

I'm watching with interest Smile 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:52 am

I'm watching with interest Smile 2thumbsup


I guess it's double interest 
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:09 am

How much will the interest pay me? lol! lol! lol! lol!

Slow going only get an hour or so before my body heat dissipates only 7.5c today
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:02 am

Damien wrote:
How much will the interest pay me? lol! lol! lol! lol!
Depends how much you invest with me lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:18 am

Hmmmm nought I guess.  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:14 am

I got a little bit done before my heater tripped the power board fuse .
got the 3 triangles mounted and aligned super glued in place.



With a support ring for mounting all my G-clamps

Finished turning the upper bearing block and super glued it to the upper rail.



When the glue dried I spread body filler over the back surfaces then the laid 2 strips of 25mm f/glass tape and pressed it into the filler then added more filler on top I'll give it a day to harden fully before sanding to shape.




4pm and 3.5c Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:57 am

Trimmed and just fits under shed roof.



The trim was a bit untidy so I won't show it as it'll never be seen.

First coat of paint another tomorrow as it's so cold It'll take time to harden.

 

Fourth triangle added and a coat of sanding sealer applied.

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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:34 am

Paint dried and fitted 6 of the 9 magnet strips fitted.
Remaining 3 and bottom bearing still to arrive from Hong Kong. 

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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:57 am

Ingenious!

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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:18 am

Thanks Barrie.  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:15 am

Finished and works so smoothly I'm really pleased with it, I've purchase a 1210mm X610mm sheet of clear acrylic to separate the lathe from the main work/tools area.



it will now hold all the smaller tools with the larger on the larger magnetic strips.

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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:50 am

Very neat Damien  2thumbsup  I like it and the magnets on the wall too, you're giving me ideas 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:50 am

Very neat Damien  2thumbsup  I like it and the magnets on the wall too, you're giving me ideas 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:52 am

In fact I liked it that much I had to do a double post LOL (not sure how that happened)
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:54 am

2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup Thanks Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:17 pm

I wish I had that many tools scratch Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:02 am

Accumulated over too many years to think about started as a technician in training with Aussie gov't PMG in 1969 and only disposed of stuff to upgrade or it wore out.
From our pensions we each get $35au weekly for ourselves now we don't have a car,  so if I see something useful or makes life easier I buy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:22 am

Also added a 120cm x 61cm x 3mm sheet of acrylic to cut dust covering the lathe clear to allow the light through it.

A 10mm x 5mm strip of marine ply was added each side to take most of the wobble out of it seen as green edges.



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PostSubject: Re: Space saver tool rack.   Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:06 am

I've added a fourth triangle of magnets above the others.

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