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More dish drying rack fun --
« on: August 20, 2010, 04:21:23 PM »
Well since I had a lot of "leftover" racks from the plier experiment. I though about what else can be done with these. The solution; peg board trays!!

I love peg boards, but I know some folks don't; for good reasons. However, if you have peg boards, then you are probably sick of those small trays that cost $5 each and aren't worth a darn in terms of functionality. So here is a good solution

The "leftover" rack --



Cut out one side and bend it to 90 dgrees, and trim accordingly to make peg board tabs.







Adjust the tabs as necessary and mount it on the board.



I've made five of these things and they are perfect for storing all those little "doo-dads" that have a habit of getting lost, or misplaced in the shop.



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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 06:32:46 PM »
Great idea! ....-much- better than the commercially available pegboard hardware.

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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 09:55:28 PM »
(censored), I just threw those parts away a couple weeks ago.  I still haven't put up the new pegboard though (probably a winter project).
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 09:50:32 AM »
Keep going.  You can invent a storage system and call it a CPL toolbox kit.
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 10:11:15 AM »
Keep going.  You can invent a storage system and call it a CPL toolbox kit.
hey phil i have several cpl's. you have one also?
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 04:40:58 PM »
Nice job, goodfellow.  Did you spray them black afterword?
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 10:40:18 PM »
Keep going.  You can invent a storage system and call it a CPL toolbox kit.
hey phil i have several cpl's. you have one also?

Never able to justify the cost of CPL. 
The guys I've seen with them all had problems with condensation collecting, so I got disinterested very quick.

I'll see if I can grab a pic of the PROJECT  somebody is building for his new toy welding trailer. 
The thing is a lightweight monolithic structure getting fabbed up from the someday I'll use that pile.
The main sideboxes are  recycled switchgear housings from a stadium lighting system that also frame the whole trailer.
It is being equipped with constantflow circulating air going through the sideboxes to eliminate condensation and annoy nesting wasps & hornets enough to move away, and about 12 LED illuminators to light the trailer up as well as the toolboxes.
This is definitely the ultimate  attempt to minimize condensation. 
Right now the lighting is on hold looking to find an infrared detector that will run on 12 volt DC.
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 08:19:07 AM »
well considering one of mine was rescued from a dump, one was a gift from the owner of the company and the two little ones were bought many years ago, price is not a large consideration for me.  i venture to say the problems people have had with condenstion are not limited to cpl toolboxes. i have used and had mine exposed to 100+ and -30 temp extremes with swings from -30 to 45 degrees in the same day.  the box that see the 75 degree temp swings is carried on a tractor that i use to blow snow and keep the roads open. conditions like that require some tool maintenence with something that diperses moisture. the one that rides on my service pickup goes through all sorts of extremes including car washes and temp extremes. my experiance with the cpl lead me to believe that the way the tools hang and the fact that many of them on pegs are held apart. an occasional spray with wd-40 or any other sort of penetrant seems to do the trick. i hate rusty tools and if the problem were insurmountable i would not use them. i can produce pics of three boxes that are used in extremes and they all have little or no corrosion isssues. maintenence is the key in any storage situation.  the box is more than not likely to be the culprit.
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 03:54:23 PM »
Oh man this is even better.  I have pegboard right above my bench, there are a couple small open spots that are just begging for something. 

I now have an after work project, thanks!
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 05:52:38 PM »
GF, my wife will think I am nuts to ask her for a damned dish rack. After seeing what you have done, I almost need one.
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 08:26:27 PM »
GF, my wife will think I am nuts to ask her for a damned dish rack. After seeing what you have done, I almost need one.

You're not alone tyreguy25 -- my wife thought there was something seriously wrong with me whe I asked for the old racks.  :))

She got over it though -- LOL

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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 09:47:03 PM »
My wife has learned that I will try and re-purpose anything I can get my mitts on for shop use through the years so nothing surprises her any longer.
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Re: More dish drying rack fun --
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 09:47:03 PM »