Carport Shelving #3: Shelf Support time...

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Blog entry by Bermuda_Les posted 02-12-2019 03:36 PM 991 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday it was time to make the shelf supports. There are 22 of them, measuring 23” long, 3.5” wide at the back, tapering to 1” at the front. Because there were 22, this was a perfect job for a jig. I first cut 24, 3.5” by 23” supports out of 2, 1” by 12” by 8’ spruce boards. I then built a jig to splay the support at the necessary angle to the saw blade.

Then I placed the support into the jig which also serves as a sled for the saw.

Then I simply pushed the sled/jig through the saw.

And Voila!, one completed shelf support.

Then I just did that 21 more times, and I now have 22 shelf supports ready to be painted and installed. I think the next part of the project is the painting of everything made up till now. Stay tuned…

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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#1 posted 02-13-2019 11:13 AM

Wow Les thats some shelf support I must say, what are you going to do with them? maybe heaps of chin ups?
The little off cuts look like they would be almost good enough!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 02-13-2019 11:54 AM

Yes, I don’t have a gym, so they will serve dual purpose!! No telling what the wife will want to put on those 24” shelves, and the photo makes them look a lot bigger than they are! In that last shot the board looks to be 12” wide, but it’s only 3.5”. (Optical Illusion)


-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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