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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.

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

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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!!!!!
Regards,

Cliff.
 

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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.
 

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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 .

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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
 

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Ingenious Jim you are a master at problem solving.
 

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Nice solution Jim, looks good too.
 

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Very clever design.
 

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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!!!!
 

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Jim,

COOL way of storing scissors…

Idea:

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… :)
 

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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
 

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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
 

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A cleaver Scissor rack Jim, very nice!
 

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Thanks Pete and Randy. My wife comes back from England tomorrow so the projects will slow a bit!
I hope the lady can use this one so I don't have to make a second prototype. I'm trading it for some embroidering on her fancy machine. I'm getting a new shop coat and apron for her to dress up for me.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Very practical Jim.
 

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Very smart idea and design, especialy for professional sewer.
 

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Sorry, Jim. I have some pinking shears at home…somewhere. I'll try to find them and let you know what size they are.
 
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