Scissors Rack

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-30-2015 11:26 AM 2268 views 7 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a prototype scissors rack that I promised to make for a fellow crater that does sewing. She saw my awl rack with the swing out base design and said that would be idea for all the scissors she has. I drew this up last Dec and forgot about it.

It is made from maple plywood with a brass shoulder bushing in the bottom for the base to pivot on.
The last 2 shots weer of the slotting operation and the base is just scroll sawed out of the blank.

It measures 1 1/2” x 6” x 12 1/2”
It is finished with clear matte spray.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 06-30-2015 11:44 AM

Nice prototype, Jim! Will a fat pair of pinking shears fit? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 06-30-2015 11:44 AM

Jim, That’s a really good idea!! Scissors or any tools for that matter are never there when we want them. This sure puts them in eye range.
The swing out base is great, each pair of scissors will be within nice easy reach.
Great Project!!!!!


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#3 posted 06-30-2015 12:40 PM

Jim, that’s a nifty rack. I can see this being very useful to someone who does a lot of sewing. You got to love those HF scissors, I use them for everything and they last forever.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 06-30-2015 12:45 PM

Jim, this is a very practical and creative item.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 01:05 PM

Great idea Jim. You’re always thinking, I like it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 06-30-2015 02:43 PM

Jim that design is good for a lot of other tools also !
Would be nice to have several of them and with the swivel base they are easy to store taking up little space .


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 06-30-2015 02:44 PM

Thanks Candy, Cliff, Dave,Charles, Roger and Klaus.

Hi Candy. I don’t know about the pinking shears. I dd not have a pair to try. How thick are they? These slots are .600” wide. I will probably have to refine the design once I talk to her again. I could cut these out on the miter saw with a down stop and it would be easier if I have to make another one. The only slot that would matter would be the center one where there is a threaded insert to hold the swing base onto. I’d need to glue in a plug after slotting it.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 06-30-2015 02:56 PM

Ingenious Jim you are a master at problem solving.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 06-30-2015 04:43 PM

Nice solution Jim, looks good too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 06-30-2015 04:58 PM

Very clever design.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 06-30-2015 06:21 PM

Good project. She is going to thrilled.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#12 posted 06-30-2015 06:22 PM

Well you were as good as your word….you said another was on the way and poof…here it is. This looks much more fun than wheel clynders…lol. I like the integrated “kick” stand which allows it to be folded away when not in use….good idea sir. Another fine robo Jim build!!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#13 posted 06-30-2015 06:59 PM


COOL way of storing scissors…


Instead of routing/drilling out the open areas, Glue-in strips leaving open areas… going to be covered anyway… yes?

NICE… Nice way of using scrap plywood for something too… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 06-30-2015 10:25 PM

Thanks Lee, Mike, Alex, Kelly, Buster and Joe.

Hi Kelly. I hope so. Candy has me worried on the width of pinking shears. I’ll bet she has some and I don’t know how wide they are. There is not reworking this one.

Hi Joe. I think you could do strips or make long cuts line in a knife block. This was the first idea that popped in my head and I ran with it. I just got in a bunch of 1” Baltic Birch plywood,too! the next one will be birch!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 06-30-2015 10:48 PM

Always the man for a neat practical answer to a challenge, she’s going to love this one Jim
I showed it to my wife & was asked “why didn’t you think of something like that” :: ))) I’ll have to hold back what I share I think Jim
Well done Buddy

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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