Scott reports that his clamp rack, which holds eleven 24" bar clamps, took less than an hour, including the design and construction. Once the clamps are slid into the slots, gravity holds them in place. Scott used 3A" oak stock but says any hardwood will work.
Dave Knau really went "into the hole" when he set up his new shop. With an unfinished basement as his blank canvas, and a lot of salvage, Dave pulled together a shop that helps him produce gaming tables of art.
f hen Dave Knau first cast eyes on the dirt-floored basement in the 1950s ranch-style house he'd bought nine years ago, his reaction was swift and sure. "Barb!" he exulted to his wife. "There's my shop!"
Most grown men wouldn't have reacted that way to a hole in the ground. But to Dave, it was like Picasso being handed a blank canvas. "I knew I could do whatever 1 wanted," says the executive at a large seed company. "I had the space; now I just had to figure out how to use it."
In Windsor Heights, Iowa, Dave, 55, has built a bright, workable, and efficient work space. "It's not a fancy shop," he acknowledges. "When I retire, maybe it'll be fancy. But ii is functional and practical."
Was this article helpful?
THIS book is one of the series of Handbooks on industrial subjects being published by the Popular Mechanics Company. Like Popular Mechanics Magazine, and like the other books in this series, it is written so you can understand it. The purpose of Popular Mechanics Handbooks is to supply a growing demand for high-class, up-to-date and accurate text-books, suitable for home study as well as for class use, on all mechanical subjects. The textand illustrations, in each instance, have been prepared expressly for this series by well known experts, and revised by the editor of Popular Mechanics.