Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rackufacture: Run-Ur-Dog Utility Porteur

This rack is pretty much done. It's painted with primer cause it will probly never be totally done, plus I want it ugly. It holds all our fave toys and we already use it every damn day. It totally kills. It's designed so that all the dog stuff can be quickly and easily removed, leaving a flat deck that a pizza can be strapped to. I'd like to write all about it, but there just isn't time and rather than never get around to posting, I decided to just dump the pics, in no particular order. I think you get the general idea, plus you don't have to listen to me go on and on.


























7 comments:

John Speare said...

Ok -- now I get the loop on the side. I understood the frisbee holder, and now I see that you have a dedicated solution to hold the dog thrower. You have officially lost it Pat. Nice stuff.

What's with the big honking holes in the bottom of the basket? Is the idea that the balls nest in there? Water drainage? Releasing the evil spirts in the basket -- akin to the art of drilling holes in one's skull to let out the badness?

Alan said...

I'm pretty sure that you are the only person in the entire world that has a custom rack with a Chuck-It and frisbee holder. In fact, I'd put money on it...

Stine said...

I'd say that calls for a can of GUBNA.

Anonymous said...

I'll wager the big honking holes are to reduce total weight. Pat will fill them in with carbon plugs.

That way, he doesn't actually have to remove the rack and basket when he races.

alex said...

I don't get the holes either. I do like the frisbee holder.

Do you need some more rack tabs? I noticed the crimp and drill method. It is functional, but not elegant.

Hank said...

Looks to me like the holes in the bottom of the basket are for making sure each item is in its own place. Quite possibly they're intended to prevent the balls from rolling around. But they didn't line up correctly because Pat didn't obsess enough so he'll probably use the excuse that he was testing out a new holesaw bit. Or they're to prevent dog slobber puddles. Or it was like that when he got it.

Regardless of what I came up with, it won't be as good as what Pat finally divulges.

Pat S said...

Guys, the holes are just for drainage and ventilation, for faster slob runoff and evaporation.

Alex, I've still got plenty of rack tabs. Just trying something different. This build was supposed to be quick and dirty, but I managed once again to get carried away.

Stine, another 10 percenter from Oskar Blues? Oy. Hopefully coming to a store near me soon.