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#1 Mark C.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:35 PM

I shot these today after applying a hand oil refresher finish before putting it up for winter as I already have several of these units in my van.
I have had so many requests about this rack I thought this would clarify its build.
The wood on rack support is silver maple as well as the strong backs glued to the birch plywood.

The rack (not shelves) is pegged on top for top shelve behind mug rack which is also pegged as well on top and bottom full shelves. The middle shelves are universal and fit in any of the three spots. The top shelve is cut up so one has to fit in just right at an angle to fit down. The bottom shelve is a bit narrower.

The rack folds flat and opens like a big W.

My newer racks have a water borne finish that never yellows-this older one has an oil finish that does darken over the years but is easy to add a new coat.

The plywood edges in front have silver maple glued to them for strength so they do not sag with pots on them. They nest flat when you flip the next one to nest.

I travel with 2-3 of these to all shows and have had one at a gallery for years.

The tiered nature really shows off pots well as every shelve you can see the work, as they do not cover each other. These have been to shows now for over 20-25 years and I have yet to see any like them. I also have more straight up and down racks.

This rack has a footprint of 6 feet wide and 30 inch's deep-There is a wood slotted piece that fits the bottom middle for rigidity that not in the photos-it slides over the hingein back.

If you want larger photos PM me thru this site.

Mark


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:57 PM

Nice and detailed pictures of your beautiful racks, thank you for sharing.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

If you have plans for this, would you consider selling them? I am definitely interested.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

Hey folks, remember that buying and selling stuff is not allowed on this forum. You can PM each other, or email each other off list, if you want to pursue this.

(Mark, the shelves look awesome, thanks for sharing!)

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#5 Mark C.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:49 PM

No plans as I'm just sharing this with everyone-any good woodworker with these photos could build this.The plan is in my brain.
If you want send me a PM with your name and mailing address and I'll make a few measurement notes on paper and mail them to you.
I'm off doing a few shows so it will be a few weeks before you get it. I'm not needing any money for plans as this sharing is what I'm all about.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

Thank you Mark, your shelving plan gives me great ideas for a stable table top display of my pottery. I was using boards, new unused paint tins to place the boards on, i have been racking my brain, trying to think of a way to make shelving for on top of a 3 X 6 table. I have to make the most with this small space, height and stability is the issue.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:25 PM

What proportions would you reduce the measurements to for table top use? I have 2x4 tables and am looking for an improved table top display, right now I'm using a board and end block stacking system that is just OK.
Mark, I would appreciate that PM also.
do I need to send you one first?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

Clay lover- you will have to scale down this to a few shelves -and as far as size it has to fit your table top/
PM me your name and mailing address as I'm mailing some rough plans in a day to others.

The last point I want to say is this rack as all mine where made by a experienced wood worker and is biscuit jointed and has angles which makes the glue up very had (he made a jig) and was run thru a 36 inch drum sander. This is not a handyman job so I suggest hiring this job out to a good wood worker other wise your rack will not be looking as nice.


No need to worry Mea the plans are free


If you want a free plan set send me your mailing info soon.Bamboo steamer and ginzo knifes are extra
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:41 AM

Mark,

Great pictures! You really could work out some useful plans from these. I am a drafter (real job) so if you need any help putting plans together, let me know.

Sylvia

I shot these today after applying a hand oil refresher finish before putting it up for winter as I already have several of these units in my van.
I have had so many requests about this rack I thought this would clarify its build.
The wood on rack support is silver maple as well as the strong backs glued to the birch plywood.

The rack (not shelves) is pegged on top for top shelve behind mug rack which is also pegged as well on top and bottom full shelves. The middle shelves are universal and fit in any of the three spots. The top shelve is cut up so one has to fit in just right at an angle to fit down. The bottom shelve is a bit narrower.

The rack folds flat and opens like a big W.

My newer racks have a water borne finish that never yellows-this older one has an oil finish that does darken over the years but is easy to add a new coat.

The plywood edges in front have silver maple glued to them for strength so they do not sag with pots on them. They nest flat when you flip the next one to nest.

I travel with 2-3 of these to all shows and have had one at a gallery for years.

The tiered nature really shows off pots well as every shelve you can see the work, as they do not cover each other. These have been to shows now for over 20-25 years and I have yet to see any like them. I also have more straight up and down racks.

This rack has a footprint of 6 feet wide and 30 inch's deep-There is a wood slotted piece that fits the bottom middle for rigidity that not in the photos-it slides over the hingein back.

If you want larger photos PM me thru this site.

Mark





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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

Sylvia
I just took some more photos and and printed them then drew dimensions on them and filled in all the details on the photos.
Then made color copies-Have a bunch being mailed out today-Thanks for the offer-I did take a drafting class in school myself.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

Thank you so much for your generous post .... I've shown the photographs to my husband who's confident he can make a scaled-down version for me to use

I love this forum - such lovely talented people


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

OK I've mailed out a bunch of plans and need to add that all Joints are biscuit joined and glue is titebond 11 which is waterproof.
The rack ends after glue up are all run thru a 36 inch drum sander till smooth and on same plane.
Good luck
please mail or e-mail me a photo of your finished rack-
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:03 AM

OK I've mailed out a bunch of plans and need to add that all Joints are biscuit joined and glue is titebond 11 which is waterproof.
The rack ends after glue up are all run thru a 36 inch drum sander till smooth and on same plane.
Good luck
please mail or e-mail me a photo of your finished rack-
Mark


Great stands-I put this link in my browser for when I need to build new display stands. There are nice enough they would work in a showroom if needed. Thanks a lot!

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 08:10 PM

I have had a few PMs on this rack building  recently-It took me some time to find this post as the software for my posts does not go back that far it seems.

so I'm bringing it up again so I can find it easy for a while

I do not think anyone has made one or at least sent me a photo yet

I do not have anymore ready plans -long ago mailed them all-but will answer any questions about them.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:52 PM

thank you mark!!!  will try some fancy printing out to show guild members coming to the picnic on aug 10.  maybe we can get rid of some of those awful ladder frame things.


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