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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #122: Candy Jar Rack - Prototyping

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Blog entry by retired_guru posted 05-06-2020 11:22 PM 271 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We have four Anchor-Hocking Candy Jars that we use for snacks. I found a set of plans for a country style countertop rack designed to hold two jars, but the dimensions are not for the particular jars we have, and they are assuming six-sided jars, which ours are not.

When I come across a need to modify plans, I will sometimes build a prototype to get a visual on what the plans want and how that differs from what I need. I use crapwood, like this salvaged particle board, once part of department store put-it-together-yourself furniture, to build the prototype. In most cases I end up disassembling and discarding the prototype when I’m done. Joinery for the prototype has been reduced to butt joints and screws. This allows for disassembly and replacing components. Dimensions have been adjusted accordingly, including a short bed for only one jar.

I promised this a while ago. The wife will be happy to see this project done soon.

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.



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luv2learn

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#1 posted 05-07-2020 02:25 PM

With a little modification Paul this could be a doll’s bed….LOL!! Nicely done!

-- 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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#2 posted 05-08-2020 12:33 AM



With a little modification Paul this could be a doll s bed….LOL!! Nicely done!

- luv2learn

Thanks, Lee. The resemblance did occur to me. :)

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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#3 posted 05-08-2020 11:48 AM

Paul, Great use of almost useless “wood” and way to make things fit to your needs better.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 05-08-2020 12:41 PM



Paul, Great use of almost useless “wood” and way to make things fit to your needs better.

CtL

- clieb91

Thanks. It definitely minimizes the stress and worry over messing up on good wood.

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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