Basic grill making

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Blog entry by mtnwild posted 06-08-2009 02:08 AM 4633 reads 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a few bread cooling racks and was asked how I did that. This is how.

I start with two pieces of wood. One for the width and one for length.


Then I cut the slots in each piece. Exactly one half the thickness of the wood. The space between the slots does not matter. I just eye ball it, because it’s too hard for me to do the math. They will fit no matter what spacing you cut the slots, believe me. Random or calculated.

Then I cut the boards into strips exactly as wide as the with of the slots.
Then put together, nothing to it.
Well hope this helped someone out. Good for all sorts of things. I once made my mother-in-law a plant press with this method, but it was heavier duty. It worked really well. Go wild, thanks for looking, Jack….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 02:40 AM

Thanks for the info well done.

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 02:56 AM

I’ve got to try that. Will done.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 12:32 PM

That is very cool…I too will have to try this out!
Thanks for sharing this.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 12:44 PM

these are great. Thanks for the “how to”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 05:19 AM

Thanks for the info Jack! I think even a 1-eyed old LJ might be able to do this – and I will try. Joe

-- Joe,Texas,

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 06:04 PM

Great project and your instructions are well layed out.
I will definitely give this a try.
Thanks for taking time to post this.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#7 posted 06-10-2009 06:09 PM

you make it look so easy.well done I like your method.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 06-10-2009 06:33 PM

make two the same, cut once assembled to 45 degrees…....................makes an awesome looking wine rack too

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 02-19-2010 11:51 AM

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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