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Project by Tyler posted 08-18-2012 08:54 PM 3773 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I already posted a single display rack, but the finished products you see here are a different material, different dimensions, and have all the finished hardware on. I have been busting my butt, along with my brother, the last two weeks to get these all built and done before we head back up to school. We built 60 of the 120 total racks and put the hardware on all 120. As I said before, they’ll be displaying our family’s peanuts in Weis Markets all around the country, so keep an eye out! If anyone would like detailed plans, drawings, jigs, tips, etc, just ask and I’ll try my best. And trust me, after building this much of anything, you really gain some helpful knowledge and shortcuts haha. In the pictures, you can see a few of the jigs and hardware we used on the racks. Critiques welcome… thanks for looking!

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 09:04 PM

I know what you mean about jigs. For the fretwork I make I now have a garage full (well almost) of jigs. Sure comes in handy the second time.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 09:08 PM

Cool way to display~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 09:13 PM

I don’t see anything wrong with it…it looks so precise and well made…I almost thought some machine had made them in an assembly line….What type of wood is it I’m guessing here ,but it looks sorta like furniture pine…how did you build it to stack so nicely or is it all made as one piece ?? looks very good to me !!

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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#4 posted 08-18-2012 09:21 PM

Nice one! or 120 rather lol, I know what you mean by you get a knowledge for shortcuts, not too long ago we had to make 28 kitchens and vanities exactly the same and install them in row houses, by the end of it me and another guy I work with had our time down to 45 mins to rip out the old kitchen and about5 hours tiil we were done, packed up and out the door. Its great that you figure out shortcuts for that kind of stuff but by the end of it all rarely do you want to start it all over again to use them lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 08-18-2012 09:28 PM

Well ronbuhg, the racks are actually made from a 13-ply cabinet grade plywood; birch, I believe. It’s really nice stuff. As for the stacking, it just happened that the flat tops went together nicely when one was flipped upside down. And cstrang, I saved all my jig designs, but I’m not hoping to use them anytime soon, either haha. Thanks for all the comments!

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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#6 posted 08-18-2012 10:27 PM

Nice racks. You don’t often see hand made display racks made by the same family of the product that the rack displays. If the peanuts are of the same quality as those racks they should be some tasty nuts.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#7 posted 08-19-2012 07:00 AM

Thanks everyone! And Matt, I promise you, the peanuts are even better than the racks haha.

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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#8 posted 08-19-2012 11:21 AM

Tyler, before I retired to work at the farm, I was in the Retail Food Business for 48 years. I have delt with and seen thousands of racks for retail stores. These are very good. Keep up the fine work. I can see you getting calls from other companies because of this. Knowing Weis as well as I do, I know these will make them very happy.

-- Guy Kroll

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#9 posted 08-19-2012 12:54 PM

Tyler, your racks look like they will be perfect for the job required. Well build with quality material how can you go wrong. One thing I would suggest is using a smoother finish screw when mounting the signs, I can see someone coming around a corner and maybe getting scratched or cut on the version your using now.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#10 posted 08-19-2012 02:04 PM

Great Job ,that’s a very large project. Jobs like this can be very dangerous because of the repetitive cutting involved it’s easy to loose focus an possibly put your hands in the wrong place.


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#11 posted 08-19-2012 04:04 PM

You’re just so painfully right, Jim.
I was making 16 of something using the planer and the tablesaw alternatingly. Well, I don’t know how you make it guys but I always swipe or blow any chips or dust off the planer at least before the final pass and I had the planer switched on… Now I’m in the hospital… I can still count to ten but my right palm was severely wounded. Anyways, I learned a lot from this. And the good thing is that I want to go back to the shop so my mind remained intact which is the most important.
So be extra careful when you do repetitive job.
Very nice racks. Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#12 posted 08-29-2012 06:25 PM

Nice project and being from PA, these are great peanuts. They have them at my fav. golf outing in each year in Sunbury. Glad to know they’ll be in Weis!

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#13 posted 08-30-2012 02:24 PM

Oh Sunbury? Small cyber-world haha… I’m from Montandon, about 15 miles north of Sunbury, below Milton. Glad you love our stuff! Thanks, everyone, for all the comments, critiques, and tips!

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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#14 posted 09-01-2012 02:18 AM

Makes you think about taking on a production job that large in the future, I found that out early with
woodworking and with a small shop it makes it difficult too. That is the reason I like custom built
furniture , one piece at a time.

Good luck with your future.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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