Today I'm making some reel racks . I learn from my past design not to go to high ,you want to be able to muscle the top one on easily .
Measured and cut out all the metal needed to make them . Using 1.5 " square tube stock mostly and some 1' angle iron .
Testing to see How it looks and fits . Was a little to high and had to change things around a bit .
Lining everything up like this made for quick work . Weld the bars in place .
On the top section ,place a piece of angle under ( 16" apart )
On the bottom weld another piece of angle like this . It will give just enough tip to keep it upright and not tip over holding reels in place .
Ah much better . Chris and one of the guys asked if there is going to be wheels on them ?
My original plan was just storage
But after looking at the Dolly I'm thinking they were right .
Test fitting before priming and paint .
Wheels will go on later to make them mobile . Makes sense , it will save me a few trips back and forth for sure .
Getting the primer on
I'll post the finish product later .
Lucked out on some cheap wheels at hardware store . Cutting out mounts for wheels .
Weld them in place
Finished priming and painting .
Used grade 8 shank bolts for and axle .
A few more pictures
Easy to move around
Takes up a lot less space .