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Old 01-01-2019, 12:59 PM
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Default Steel storage

My brother recently found a good deal on a 4X8 plasma cutting table, and decided to get started in metalwork. I've been doing metalwork for about 15 years now and also have a plasma table, so he's been asking me for ideas on how to set up his shop and stuff.
He needed a storage rack for his steel and wanted it to be able to hold 4X8 sheet steel, as well as bar stock. I think he came up with a great solution and thought I'd share it.

He has a small space for his shop right now so he wanted it as compact as possible. It also needed to be movable. He has a skid steer with forks as well as a pallet jack, so the entire rack sits on fork pockets so he can move it around his shop if he needs to. It has 6 slots for 4X8 sheet steel in the center, and a bunch of smaller pockets on the sides for bar stock. I think he's going to put plywood or expanded metal on top for shorter pieces.

He had some scrap shallow unistrut material that he welded to the side to use as sliding hook storage behind the bench top for holding grinders, helmets, clamps, etc...
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