Australian Woodsmith 6th January 2021
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Swivel Storage Rack

Like a lot of woodworkers, I have limited storage space in my small workshop. So taking advantage of the space I do have is very important. This includes making practical use of every bit of available wall space. To that end, I came up with this swivel storage rack you see here.

Convenient design. At the heart of the storage rack are some clear plastic jars with screw-on lids. 

Simple build. With the exception of the dowel and the PVC spacers, the storage rack parts are all made from plywood. I made the top, bottom and back first. A shallow hole in the top and bottom holds the dowel, and a couple of rebates are needed at the ends of the back. Next, cut the arms to size. Drill a hole in each arm for the dowel to pass through and use a couple of screws to secure three lids to the underside of each arm.

Assemble the parts. Screw the bottom to the back first and glue one end of the dowel into the hole. Then it’s just a matter of stacking the rest of the pieces in place, alternating between spacers and arms until you reach the short spacer at the top. Finally, secure the top to the back.

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SAFETY IN THE WORKSHOP Safety devices, such as riving knives, guards on table saws and guards over router bits have been deliberately left out of the line drawings in Australian Woodsmith projects in order to make them easier to follow. It goes without saying that where safety devices have been supplied by the manufacturers you should use them. We encourage the use of push sticks as good work practice.
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