Iron Workers Log Rack

Kool_hand_Looke Posted By Kool_hand_Looke, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:34 PM

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  1. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke
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    Dec 8, 2013
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    Made this on lunch today. Making the second half tomorrow. With slots for a 2*4s to drop in at for any length rack. Flat bar under slots against flange so it will hold it's own weight also. Those welds are 5/16 with groove weld on the back.

    Full penetration welds and all. Going to get it powder coated also. This will last 150 years.
     

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  2. bmblank

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    That's built like a brick shithouse. Welding exercise?
     
  3. Kool_hand_Looke

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    No. I've been collecting drop and scrap around the plant to build these. The hardest thing to find was the tube. The tube/t-handle is an open root, the plate inside the channel that the 2*4 sits on is single beveled with a root opening as well with that 5/16" cap. I could probably load these racks up full with 300 # rounds and it'd take every bit of the weight.

    I cut the channel yesterday and the slots. Then cut the tube to length and finished welding it up during lunch.
     
  4. BobUrban

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    Wow - and powder coating. A bit overkill but nothing wrong with that. The only problem with tube vs. angle is internal moisture eating from the inside out but the way that is built it will be your grandchildren's grandchildren that will discover the rust!!
     
  5. Kool_hand_Looke

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    The problem with angle...and triangle tube...is it's never EVER square. It always has a twist in it. For me, as a fitter/welder, I couldnt stand that. When it's extruded at the mill it's out of square.

    Plus, it's 2" sch. 80 pipe. With full pen on the T and 5/16" fillet around the bottom. It's more than air tight. The only rusting that would be possible is through thermo changes in the material, condensation.

    Plus...the powder coating will prevent surface rust from becoming subsurface.
     
  6. 711mhw

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    Sch. 80, powder coating! You are my hero! A little 1/4" hole at the bottom of those vertical pipes to "breath" would not hurt, that'll put you up near 200 years! Sweet!
     
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