Rack for bench appliances and panel saws

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Project by JasonD posted 12-24-2011 11:36 PM 1946 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Rack for bench appliances and panel saws
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Nothing too fancy here, but a couple pieces of 1×4 scraps and some poplar dowels go a long way to making my workflow SO much smoother.

Working primarily with hand tools, I absolutely love my all my bench hooks. Top left is my thin-stock planing board, top right is shooting board, bottom left is my crosscut bench hook, and the bottom middle is my edge-planing stop. The bottom rack is rounded out by my crosscut and rip panel saws; still need to make a new wooden handle to replace the stock plastic one on my rip saw.

The racks are attached with 3”-#12 screws into the wall studs. The bench hooks / saws are mounted on dowels. I used a brace to drill halfway through the racks; using blue tape as a depth gauge on the auger bit. Then, I glued the dowels in place. After the glue dried, I finished it with a couple coats of shellac mixed from bysahki buttons. It was the first time I’ve ever used buttonlac and it took almost 2 days for it to fully dissolve; whereas when I use flakes it dissolves in about 6 hours.

Before building this simple rack, my panel saws were hanging from a couple of drywall screws and my bench hooks were all over the place; usually leaning against my bandsaw or workbench.

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 12:30 AM

Good idea.Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


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#2 posted 12-25-2011 09:01 AM

I need to make a bird’s mouth stop like that. The shooting board and bench hooks look very inviting. The low profile one with the thin planing stop might be a good little appliance to help me with extra thin pieces too.

Thanks for the ideas.

-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 10:09 PM

always nice to be organised and it looks good I´ll bett your work is floating alot faster now
not having to crawl on your knees to find your apliences all the time … :-)

take care

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