OK, I'm slowly getting there and the clock is running faster than I am. I hate having to take my motorcycle, tractor, bikes and any other would be items out of my garage for any length of time. As most of you know, it takes a lot of space to fuse and build boards that would make up a pretty good sized home show to say the least. In the process of figuring out what was going to be sacrificed in order to make room for me to finish my boards, I was hit with a stroke of brilliance... or so I'd like to think, anyway.I made stackable boards so that six of these, which would normally take up the same space as three 4' x 8's only took up the space of one 4' x 4'!
Here's what I did:
Took a 4' x 8' x 3/4" OSD and cut it in half 4' x 4' ( you know how heavy a 4' x 8' can get when it's loaded down!), added 2" x 4" legs cut appropriately in height depending on whether you are making 200g or 500g boards. And they now fit nicely in my garage without having to move all my really important stuff out.
Table legs made of 2" x 4" pine. I made my 200g board legs 10" long cause that was the tallest of my cakes and cut the 500g board legs to 12" for the same reason. Make sure you measure your tallest cake and add at least an inch to it.
To save time, make a jig of where the legs are going to be and that way you can put three pieces of OSD on top of each other and pre-drill all for corners at once. Also, this keeps the legs on top of each other which makes it that much stronger when stacked fully loaded.
This shot shows the importance of measuring your cakes prior to build.
I have finished building six tables/boards and this is how they stack up, so to speak. Another trip to the lumber yard tomorrow morning will have me stocked up to finish the other six.
I have other ideas in mind to make these better after the 4th is over.