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Teacher
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 12:49 PM UTC
Ahmad Zaidi (Silantra) shows us how to make useful, attractive looking shelves for storing any type of paints, allowing for easier access....Thanks Ahmed!

Vinnie

Making a Paint Rack



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 02:21 PM UTC
Nice work, simple to make and efficient ! Thanks a lot Silantra
Silantra
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 02:51 PM UTC
Vinnie,

thanks for the editing work and pubslished my first article here at armorama.

Thanks to you and Costas too, for your kind of words.
I just hope this article will benifits all of you armorama family.
So any body dare to do it this weekend??

hehe

cheers


zaidi
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 02:53 PM UTC
Very nice woodwork Silantra. Gave me an idea for my ever growing collection of 1/43 die cast model cars.

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 06:22 PM UTC
Silantra:

I may dare to try this one weekend. I have a huge pile of paints. Thanks for the "lessons" and build plans. I think even a guy who is a techie by trade may be able to construct this and make it look half decent, but I wont count my chickens yet :-)

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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2006 - 07:26 AM UTC
Good stuff Zaidi. Its a great way to organize our paints which I'm sure most of us have more than we need.
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2006 - 12:05 PM UTC

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Good stuff Zaidi. Its a great way to organize our paints which I'm sure most of us have more than we need.



CK, do we REALLY ever have more than we need??? Unless you have six bottles of Tamiya XF-4 Yellow Green, I think not! :-) :-) (personally, I now only have ONE bottle of XF-4)

Silantra's paint rack (thanks Teacher) is really neat, simple, organized, and FUNCTIONAL! Oh, easy too! Not to mention, by adjusting the measurements, funtional for so MANY different things!

Gotta friggin' love wood!!!!!!!!!!!!

My forte!

Mike (++) (++)
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 12:57 AM UTC
Lovely work, I know the feeling myself - http://www.ellsweb.com/photoalbum/PhotoAlbum/PAViewAlbum.asp?ID=15 - I spent forever trying to work out a way of making my paint accessible but covered in some way so the cat wouldn't knock it over.

Mind you, have you considered adding doors to the front (like duplicating the shelving then putting it on the front via hinges)? I'd be interested in your take on that, and what weight it makes the finished piece since my desk (see website pics above) is damn heavy and I've still got lots of paint to put somewhere

Anyway, really nice work, certainly more attractive than my manky painting (pinkish yes I know, it didn't look that colour on the tin) desk.
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 02:00 PM UTC
Once again guys, thanks for the words. I'm glad that many of us happy to see this. i still have a show box of paints...which i will do another rack...


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Silantra:

I may dare to try this one weekend. I have a huge pile of paints. Thanks for the "lessons" and build plans. I think even a guy who is a techie by trade may be able to construct this and make it look half decent, but I wont count my chickens yet




Brian,

thanks and good luck. Please show us here the finished rack and please beat my 2 hours time. Hehe... unless u're making a bigger rack.. the one that in the photo11 (the big one) took almost 6 hours to complete. This is because i got the wrong type of wood. The reddish wood..it's much harden and hard to saw them. and they break if we put a nail quite close to the edge. Make sure you got the right wood. I dont know what type of wood are there.

good luck!!!


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Lovely work, I know the feeling myself - http://www.ellsweb.com/photoalbum/PhotoAlbum/PAViewAlbum.asp?ID=15 - I spent forever trying to work out a way of making my paint accessible but covered in some way so the cat wouldn't knock it over.

Mind you, have you considered adding doors to the front (like duplicating the shelving then putting it on the front via hinges)? I'd be interested in your take on that, and what weight it makes the finished piece since my desk (see website pics above) is damn heavy and I've still got lots of paint to put somewhere

Anyway, really nice work, certainly more attractive than my manky painting (pinkish yes I know, it didn't look that colour on the tin) desk.



Mr ejsaunders,
you got yourself hell of racks man!!! i love to see them around the workbench. i got quite a big wall and cant wait to see them fill with racks and racks. I just put a book shelf and a cheap display rack for my models
Looking at your racks, i must congratulate you as well, for the fine job that you did on the shelves. but i noticed on some rack, the beam is bent. this is because of the type of wood that you used. Is that foam/pressed board??? yeah..they will easily bent. and noticed how sturdy they were for the solid wood that you use.

about the door thing, i did have that idea quite sometime now. I have a few acrylics sheet laying around. i thought of puting it as the door and fix by small brass hinges..i already got the miniature hinges, but i dont know when will i start that.

Thanks to all of you ...
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 04:22 PM UTC
just simply a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 05:36 PM UTC
Thanks Silantra.
Iím currently building a small modeling room (just very slowly) and this looks like something I could add.


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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 11:13 PM UTC
I like that design a lot Silantra!
DOes the half round stock sit even with the edge of the shleves? So that a bottle can be slid forward and off the shelf? Or is it a bit higher,to sort of secure the bottle's base in?
I was thinking of adding a piece of the half round stock at the bottom,in back,against the wall.The unit would than be angled a bit back towards the wall,keeping the bottles to the back,rather than free sliding,say if an earthquake rattles the wall.(Or rambunctious kids)'

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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 11:33 PM UTC
Earthquale ... Rhode Island!!! :-) :-)

I think the 1/2 rounds are supposed to extgend above the top of the shelf to help secure the paint bottles. This would be pretty universal and could accomodate all paint containers regardless of height.

If you angle the shelves back to hold the bottles, you have to make allowances to be sure the bottom of the bottle is in full contact with the shelf and the top edge is touching the rear wall. Otherwise, the side of the bottle will be in full contact with the back wall and only the front edge of the bottle will be in contact with the shelf. This would be a much less stable arrangement than you are aiming for.
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 05:45 AM UTC

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I like that design a lot Silantra!
DOes the half round stock sit even with the edge of the shleves? So that a bottle can be slid forward and off the shelf? Or is it a bit higher,to sort of secure the bottle's base in?
I was thinking of adding a piece of the half round stock at the bottom,in back,against the wall.The unit would than be angled a bit back towards the wall,keeping the bottles to the back,rather than free sliding,say if an earthquake rattles the wall.(Or rambunctious kids)'





Hey Carl,

thanks for the kind words.
to answer your question, please take a look at this photo:



as you can see, the half round stocks are arrange like that in the photo, so that they will have about half inches allowances, which will act as the barrier, to protect the paints from falling..resulted from a minor vibration.
For earthquake, you have to make certain allowances and arrangements, which will result in the sudden increase of the overall cost.



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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 01:05 PM UTC
Hi Silantra

Thanks for your kind words about my desk

Some of the racks are as you noticed a little out of shape, I have - (minus) woodworking skill, not even 0% so I have to get someone else to cut the stuff for me which is why (since he read my plans wrong) some of the shelves are bendy or out of sorts. And the wood I chose wasn't amazing but it was cheap and it does what I want it to - hold my paint!

You should seriously consider making yours to order or see if you can find a woodworking facility that would reproduce your designs (have different widths and # of shelves maybe for more/less paint) and sell them for you for a cut!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 01:36 PM UTC

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Hi Silantra

Thanks for your kind words about my desk

Some of the racks are as you noticed a little out of shape, I have - (minus) woodworking skill, not even 0% so I have to get someone else to cut the stuff for me which is why (since he read my plans wrong) some of the shelves are bendy or out of sorts. And the wood I chose wasn't amazing but it was cheap and it does what I want it to - hold my paint!

You should seriously consider making yours to order or see if you can find a woodworking facility that would reproduce your designs (have different widths and # of shelves maybe for more/less paint) and sell them for you for a cut!



ej,

i agree with you...so long as they will hold our paints, then it's OK... me too, doesnt botter much about perfection...

ok, many of my friend do suggested me to some sort of commerlised my design... my respond was no... i feel happy enough to share my technique rather than making money out of it. Hey, i'm not a bussinessman and i dont think like them...maybe one day, who know i will give it a try..
for facility, my father in-law own a very good workshop complete with basic machine and stuff...

thanks mate.......

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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 09:47 PM UTC
Its seems that ll the pics are missing just the big red X thru them all
Silantra
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 06:21 AM UTC

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Its seems that ll the pics are missing just the big red X thru them all



currently the photo server (kitmaker) is under maintanance. All of the photos hosted in kitmaker cant be view until staff jim completed the work..

cheers