Toymakers Shop - Handmade Wooden Toys Play Pal Axels On the Drying Rack 38 Clamps

Toymakers Shop Handmade Wooden Toys Play Pal Axels On the Drying Rack 38 Clamps
Toymakers Shop Handmade Wooden Toys Play Pal Axels On the Drying Rack 38 Clamps
I dip my axels when I want to paint the ends. Because it is so thick, the paint has to dry overnight before it is safe to handle and there is paint on both ends. So far this is the best method I have come up with to hold the axles while the paint cures. This rack can handle up to 50 axles if I can find all of my clamps. There are 38 axles in the photo.

The stand is a piece of MDF with 3/8-inch holes drilled all the way through and hardboard back. I like using MDF for these because it is flat and heavy. The weight helps to keep it from tipping when I have a heavy toy mounted. I have made these from solid wood and plywood but MDF works much better.

This is an accidental jig. It was made to hold headlights made from dowels I used on a batch of cars I made. I was painting axles one day and discovered that these little Pitsburg Harbor Freight Spring Clamps fit perfectly.

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