Sunday, February 8, 2015

Spray can rack




                I am always trying to clean and organize my shop so I thought I would work on my
                paints and spray cans. I wanted to make a small shelf where I can fit some of my
                most used cans. This shelf will also hang on a door giving me more wall space.  



                                      
                                    To start I will use what I have in my shop so this  project 
                                    won't cost me a  cent. I found some rough looking aluminum
                                    flatbar, 1"by 1/8" and 3 feet long and cleaned them up using 
                                   steel wool.  


                               They are placed in the vise and with a machinist square and I
                               make sure everything is lined up..




                               ...  the bar is carefully bent to shape, the thickness of the door
                                which is 1 1/2"



                                I rip a scrap 2x6 for the shelves and frame.....



                             
                               ...and with my table saw sled  I cut some dados. I did not want to
                               install my dado blade so I use my regular blade and slowly cut
                               measuring often to get the right thickness.


                             
                               I dry fit the rack and put in some cans to see what looks best
                               and then use my dowel stop gauge to make a mark for the
                               second shelf.



                              I can now clamp the rack and with a glue and sawdust mix I fill
                              some of  the gaps. There were only a few but it is always nice to
                              take care of this right away. Late this can be cleaned up with a
                              chisel and sandpaper.



                               The rack was placed on the table saw and a few more dodos
                               were cut for some small strips. These will make a small fence
                               for the cans.



                             
                               The bars are drilled, countersunk and placed on the rack
                               ready for the screws......




                                .....four screws are added. The countersinking will keep the
                                screw heads flush with the bar.



                               The rack is easily hung on the door and  now I can decide which 
                               cans I use the most. Having a small rack with only a few cans keeps 
                               things tidy and if ever I want, I can hang it on the other side of 
                               the door.


                                    





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