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Old 12-04-2012, 10:22 PM
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Default A Chain (etc) Rack.

I spent the day today cutting slab wood to stove length on the buzzrig. and cleaning up the ashes from the fire ring. Once I got done cutting the firewood up, I had to stop working outside as it started raining. So I decided to finish a project that I had started a week or two ago.
  1. Rack finished.
  2. The heavy choker chain hanger points.
  3. Top view of the choker hanger points.
  4. Finished and hung.
I got tired of having the mess on that wall and if you brushed against the chains or other stuff hanging on the old rack it would fall off. So when I found the piece of channel I decided to use it as the base of a new rack for hanging my chains on.
I laid out the holes in the channel to match the stud, and then it was put aside until today. I cut two pieces of 1-1/2" angle iron, 4" long. These two pieces are the hangers for choker chains, I added a 2 X 2 plate to the ends of them to prevent the chokers from slipping off when bumped.
The other hangers are made from 3/8" X 10" bolts I had in inventory. I cut them into 4" sections. I welded them on at 3" centers, the choker hangers are spaced at 6" apart.
All in all I have $0 dollars in this project, just a little welding wire.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:55 AM
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AW come on! Ain't anybody gonna say "Nice rack"?

Looks good Dan. I need to do something like that also.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:15 AM
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I have to leave mine in a pile on the floor or I couldn't find them!! Nice Rack!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:25 AM
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:30 AM
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Very nice rack. I guess it is just to damn simple and would improve my shop's interior so much I never have made one!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:40 AM
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That is great. I love little projects like this that make things better around the shop.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:19 PM
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Nice Rack. Looks like you are out of room already, and need to build another!

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:23 PM
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Nice rack....I always like big and heavy duty.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:33 PM
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That's the way to organize things.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:47 PM
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I did something similar to yours a few years ago. I also hang the load binders on it also. The other short chains get hung off of the back of the engine hoist where they provide some extra weight to the hoist so it will not tip forward.
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