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Old 02-01-2019, 07:15 PM
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This is one of those brain nagging things that need done but low priority. Today I finally took some time for this roundtoit project. My steel rack put me out $10 at an auction about 6 years ago. It was a good for long stock lengths but shorter lengths often fell through if they were less than 2'.

So decided it was time to put some expanded metal on each shelf so the small stuff would stay on the rack. Had to add some 1x1x1/8" angle for the expanded metal to sit on. Only had 2 sticks in the rack, so had to but another 4 sticks. It was a hard decision to buy new steel, but I managed to take a deep breath and fork over $60.

Got about 1/2 way done today. Hope to finish it tomorrow.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:17 PM
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:40 PM
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Nice steel rack Chris, I prolly have the worst rack for steel one of those commercial shelving racks would be put to better use in the shop as a shelf but it was free and I didn't want to spare the metal to build one... worst part is its hard to put metal on and then you have to search through it to find something small and pile off the big crap to get to what ya need for larger pieces

I guess one of these days I'll build an actual functional metal rack...
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:28 PM
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Nice steel rack Chris, I prolly have the worst rack for steel one of those commercial shelving racks would be put to better use in the shop as a shelf but it was free and I didn't want to spare the metal to build one... worst part is its hard to put metal on and then you have to search through it to find something small and pile off the big crap to get to what ya need for larger pieces

I guess one of these days I'll build an actual functional metal rack...
Thanks. I have another one I use for pipe that I made from 1" pipe. It also needs some expanded metal on a couple shelves. Might do that one after this one.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:20 PM
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Aright I will have to say it NICE RACK
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:24 PM
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yep, I had written that as the first words and then thought about how it could and prolly would be perceived by others to poke at... but I'm glad I left it for someone else...
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:31 PM
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Thanks. I have another one I use for pipe that I made from 1" pipe. It also needs some expanded metal on a couple shelves. Might do that one after this one.
Too bad you don't live close I have about 50 sheets of 1/2" and 3/4"
5' by 10' expanded metal I haven't used yet bought all of it from a guy who built corn roasters went out of business... price was too cheap to pass up and been hanging on to it for a good while... have a guy who wants to buy some but he's beating around the bush about it...

I've only used about a half a sheet of it so far... just waiting for the right project to come along...
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:18 AM
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I guess you will. I know madam used to say that all the time about racks we'd built. I sure do miss her.



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When i take the 8' tube lights down for replacement i take the bulbs and ballasts out and toss them,but i save the sheet metal "box" that all that stuff was in.
the box is 8'x4''x2'' or so,i have them screwed to a wall and i put rattle cans and spray cans in them,and i have a few on my steel rack for the shorts.
They are kinda wimpy,but they do work and they are free.
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:23 PM
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We have friends that run a ranch in the foothills.

One of the regular tasks is to spray for weeds and woody shrubs in the pastures. The spray sometimes comes in 5 gallon pails. After thorough rinsing, they use the pails set on a rack to hold all the short pieces of steel stock. With a small weep hole at the bottom, the pails don't hold water. The pails keep the stock semi organized and ready for use. Last I saw, the rack full of pails covered most of the end wall of the building next to the shop. Must be 30 pails each half full or so with short pieces.
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