full time metal fabricator/artist

Bike hook coat rack

I needed a bike rack and coat hook at my shop, so I made one out of a repurposed VW spring that was laying around.
I used a right angle disc cutter to lop off four half circles.

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I used a bench wire wheel to knock off the crud, then a bench grinder to round off the sides that are going to be the exposed hooks, then I used a flap disc to smooth them down even more, after that I took the ends to the bench wire wheel to polish them up.
Here’s a picture of the ends in sequential order based off of the stage they are in.

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After I had all the grinding complete, I fit everything up by hand and ended up with this little gem.

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I used a piece of scrap to make the baseplate, now that I see it, I’m going to fool around with using a full coil as a baseplate for my next version.

This thing is strong too!!!
It can hold up my 24lb bike and at least 10lb backpack without a flinch. I’d have no problems hanging from this thing.

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Excited to make more of these for the rest of the shop so well have places to hang leathers and the likes.

Thanks for reading.
More to come.

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