Mi mother wants a board rack

  1. Richard.

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    Who on earth needs 9 chopping boards.
    I’d say 4-5 at the most but 9??
    Any way my mum text me last week. She’s overloaded her cheap flimsy chopping board rack for the last time and it’s fallen to bits.
    Can I make her one? Eh really. Ain’t they cheap enough?
    Well any way the requirements:-
    Heavy duty, modern, neat and attractive enough to have out in the kitchen and if possible something that won’t look out of place with the rest of her stuff. She’s got the “copper” theme going on in there.
    Cheers mum. Not asking much are we.
    So I’m thinking a simple stainless rack with 9 vertical spaces to slot the boards into. A brushed stainless flat rectangular base with upright tubes to separate the boards. Simple and tried and tested design. Ref the copper well I have tried an idea that seems to work well. I simply fill the End of the tube with silicon bronze brazing wire and machine up to suit. Eh whalla copper tips. Not in your face but a nice touch.
    Very bleeding time consuming. Good job it’s for mum.
     
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    Some start up pics.
     
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    Clever :thumbup:
     
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  4. Richard.

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    Cheers. It Takes some doing to get that stuff to hang on the edge of 1mm tube.
     
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    I used to do a lot of brazing...hence why I knew what you had achieved...hence clever, you could put a nice knurled patterned band halfway down....if you had your new knurling tool that is :laughing:
     
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  6. slim_boy_fat

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    Wouldn't it have been easier [i.e. less time consuming] to polish then bend some copper pipe? :dontknow:
     
  7. Richard.

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    I don’t follow mate. Do you mean sleeve the stainless with copper
     
  8. Richard.

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    Settled on a button type finish to make them look like little bronze caps.
     
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  9. slim_boy_fat

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    No, just use the copper where you're planning the stainless? They're only to hold the boards in the vertical plane so ought to be strong enough. :dontknow:

    Looks you've gone some way down your road, so my suggestion is probably academic. :ashamed:
     
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  10. Richard.

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    It’s got to be stainless ideally mate. I know copper is used in food handling equipment but stainless is less likely to suffer the corrosion copper will when in contact with water. I quite like this tbh and it’s for mum so hours don’t count.
     
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    Hi, Do you think it would be an idea to have say a dozen slots in case of expansion of the fleet of boards?
     
  12. Richard.

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    Ha ha. No. She needs controlling. I was half tempted to do 8 and force her hand to chuck one.
     
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  13. gaz1

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    now all it needs is a stainless steel chopping board or wood and stainless steel

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  14. Screwdriver

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    Et voilà. They look great, very tidy. How do you just "fill the ends" with braze?? Was that Tig brazing!

    If that was me, I would have probably filled the entire tube with overspill before the ends got capped! Look forwards to the next installment.

    I thoroughly recommend you suggest "shabby chic" for the next "look". Can't go wrong, you can knock stuff out as rough as you like, in fact the rougher the better. :thumbup:
     
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  15. Richard.

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    Yes tig brazing.
     
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    I thought she wanted a roof rack for her surfboard :D
     
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    They are looking good and better than bronze end caps (IMO) because we can see the end profile of the SS tube, sort of a SS ring at the top of the tube rather than a bronze disc sat on top of the SS tubes, not that many people would notice.
     
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  19. Richard.

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    It’s only 12mm OD 1mm wall.
    I wouldn’t say it was too overkill. You should see the state of the other one.
     
  20. armalites Member

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    I want to see your face when someone says to your mum "Nice Rack" :laughing:
     
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