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Online Pete.

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Chucks Aweigh!
« on: August 02, 2017, 06:00:14 PM »
I'm getting quite a collection of chucks for my lathe so today I thought I would knock together a simple rack from plywood to hold them. It has room for 12 but currently has just 9 spaces populated.

It's pretty basic but it does the job.


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Re: Chucks Aweigh!
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 02:29:11 AM »
Very neat Pete  :thumbup:

I hope the fixings are good and strong, that could end up with some serious weight in it!
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Re: Chucks Aweigh!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 05:26:21 AM »
I would agree with Andrew. As the shelves are put together with butt joints rather than rabbit joints, consider adding a few extra screws.
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Re: Chucks Aweigh!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 06:45:57 AM »
Nice job Pete; might I suggest you put a smallish right angle bracket in ea. corner & one in the middle of the shelves at the centre point at the back... just that little extra bit of support...   :thumbup:

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Re: Chucks Aweigh!
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 01:57:59 PM »
It's plenty strong enough. I got the wife to sit on it for a test :D

Joking aside - I have dowels and 3" screws holding it together and to the back-board. I also deliberately spaced the holes so the smaller chucks are in the middle of the rack but on top of all that I stood on each shelf with my 92kg weight and it never even creaked.

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Re: Chucks Aweigh!
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 03:00:33 PM »
A little sandpaper will help to keep the slivers to a minimum :zap:

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Re: Chucks Aweigh!
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 01:33:35 PM »


It's plenty strong enough. I got the wife to sit on it for a test :D

I am sure you are right.

But if you have any doubt you could consider to cut and fit a thinner piece of plywood and glue it to the side pieces between the shelves: instant dado joint.
But then again, I am known to massively over engineer everything I am not certain about.....
Peter