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Here is an idea to help those in small shops to dry parts after finishing

by Holbs
posted 01-10-2018 02:38 PM


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Carloz

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#1 posted 01-10-2018 02:43 PM

If going this way you do not need the drying rack. A clothesline hung between two adjacent ( in the corner) or opposite walls would arguably do the same taking no room at all when not in use.

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Holbs

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 02:46 PM

I like that idea, Carloz. Probably would be better than this rack. But I have 20’ x 20’ between walls and no corners to spare so in my situation, this breakdown rack works great.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 02:58 PM

Great idea, Holbs. Thanks.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 01-10-2018 03:31 PM

Ingenious idea , thanks for the tip.

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#5 posted 01-10-2018 06:43 PM

I like the idea of the old clothes line umbrella.
A single clothes line will work but there will be some sag in the line so figure out how to keep things from sliding towards the center. I occasionally to a similar thing with 1×2 boards suspended from the ceiling or between benches; no sag unless the items are really heavy.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Tony1212

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#6 posted 01-11-2018 03:47 PM

Wow! Ever had something just trigger a flood of memories?

This post brought back tons of memories of my grandfather’s shop. He had a rope strung from one side to the other with clothes pins all along it. He would drive a finishing nail into a unseen area of the project, paint it and then hang it like laundry from the rope clamping the clothes pins on the nail.

He also had a calendar with a pin-up model at the top. Her clothes were painted on a clear plastic sheet that you could lift up to see her naked. We always figured he kept it hidden so us grandkids couldn’t find it. Getting closer to that age myself, it was probably so that grandma couldn’t find it.

Thanks for the memories.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#7 posted 01-11-2018 06:22 PM

Now that is a great idea and amusingly simple. Way to go.

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Holbs

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#8 posted 01-12-2018 03:34 AM

Yep..this works nicely for my needs. The big reason to share this possible alternative is that it easily breaks down into the box in 20 seconds, and yet expands to a large hanging area in the same amount of time. It currently has vinyl (or maybe rubber) clothes line that is smooth so the hooks I made from jack chain slide around under force. I’ll eventually swap the line out to rope with knots or such.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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