Ceiling Hung, Folding Sheet Storage Rack #5: Got the Ceiling Connection on the Hinge Side Completed

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Blog entry by Dirk Van Essendelft posted 11-10-2014 02:06 AM 1866 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally past that stinking kidney stone. I was out of work for 2 weeks because of this thing. I passed it Friday afternoon, so now I feel pretty normal now. It just aches now, the pain is manageable. I imagine that it will take a few more days to feel completely better.

Anyhow, after 2 weeks off, I was able to get in the shop today and do a bit of work. (Admittedly, I tried while I was off work because I was bored out of my mind, but I could only stand for about 20 minutes, so that was about all I did). However, today I felt well enough to work for the afternoon. I got the hinge side ceiling mount done. It was fun.

I should mention: I am not going to offer plans for this particular project. I feel that the liability is too large if improperly done. Every structure that anybody would connect the storage rack to is different and should really be custom designed by a professional engineer. I feel comfortable designing this for my own personal use because I have done this kind of design before. However, anybody considering this should be aware that my design is likely not going to work in every situation. Further, I am personally not offering any kind of design service, warranty, or safety guarantee related to this work. What you see here is only a documentary of what I did and is for entertainment. If you want to build something similar you should understand that all the responsibility for safety rests on your shoulders. You should know what you are doing and/or consult a licensed structural engineer. Sheet goods are heavy and suspending them over an active work area can pose serious hazards to anybody under them if the design and construction methods are not proper. These hazards could include property damage, personal injury, or even death. Anybody who sees this work should understand that I will not accept any liability or responsibility for anybody else’s design or construction. What you see here, may or may not be appropriate for your specific situation. Do not ask me if something will work for you in this kind of project because I will not answer. You have to figure that out yourself or retain someone who can. I am not a professional engineer or a structural engineer. You should seriously consider the risks involved, decide for yourself if they are worth taking, and completely accept the responsibility for your design and your work.

-- Blending Traditional Woodworking with 21st Century Tools

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#1 posted 11-11-2014 08:59 AM

That sounded like a lot of work

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#2 posted 11-17-2014 03:10 AM

It is, but it is totally worth it… it’s going to create a place for me to get a lathe put up

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