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Old 10-23-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
Clay Jones
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Got tired of stacking/tripping over my plates so decided to build a plate rack. i got the idea from pictures I had seen of the Columbus Weightlifting club weight room. Materials: 2--2" x 6"x 8's, a bunch of sheetrock screws, and a skill saw. rack is constructed just wide enough to keep the plates from contacting the ground, thoudh I doubt this matters much.

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http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/15301.jpg

I just realized I forgot to measure the darn thing before I posted--I'll post dimensions later, in case anyone is interested.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:17 AM   #2
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Wow - Gorgeous work there and super idea. I bought a rack from Sorinex and even though it was on sale it was still pretty spendy and does the job no better than what you made. A little paint and a rasp to take down the corners a bit and that is worthy of sale to others. Well done.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:14 AM   #3
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that is a sweet unit.
the weights look super snug, good work
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:00 AM   #4
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Eugene, whats a rasp? :happy:

Yeah, I should pretty it up a bit and paint it. Still not as nice as Sorinex, though. I am absolutely addicted to the stuff they make!

Here are the dimensions in case anyone is interested:

ID: 16-1/4" x 33"
OD: 19-1/4" x 36"
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:29 AM   #5
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A rasp is like a file in steroids, or perhaps just an angry file. Instead of a rough edge it has sharp cutting edges that take down wood like nobody's bidness. Start with the rasp to round the edge then smooth with sandpaper.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:02 PM   #6
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Clay, that's the most elegant "do it yourself" solution I've seen for racking up bumpers. I'm building one this weekend ;)

Thanks!
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:13 PM   #7
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Thanks! I even have some scraps just right. That will be this weeks project!

Who woulda known crossfit would have turned me into a beginning woodworker?
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:08 AM   #8
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Folks, if you want it to last - screw and glue. No nails.
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:35 AM   #9
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One thing I forgot to mention-- I cut the endpieces 3" longer and butted them the opposite direction the center pieces are aligned--might be hard to tell from my pic--that keeps the rack from pulling apart when you load it up. I used 3 screws on the ends, instead of the two you see in the center. LIncoln is right about the glue--a little woodworkers or Elmers glue added to all joints really helps make the thing last.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:14 AM   #10
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Great work! I'm on it.
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