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ADVANCED WOOD SHOP

Vincent Weibel

Hard to reach small pans.

Most pan racks arrange their hooks at the same level leading to large pans hanging too low obstructing the view of the rest of the kitchen.
If the height of the rack is raised to fix this problem then the smaller pans become too high to reach.

Very rarely does anyone own pans of all the same size.

My solution is to create a stepped hook design where smaller pans can be placed on the low hooks and the larger pans placed on the higher hooks.

The Stepped Kitchen Pan Rack

PRototype development and testing

Ideation Sketches

Sketch Models

CAD MODELS

BUILDING THE PROTOTYPE

BUILDING THE PROTOTYPE

TESTING

I mounted the rack to run some tests on pan and utensil combinations.

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TOOLS USED

Table Saw

Make primary cuts and dimension due to lack of jointer access. 

Hand Plane

To Chamfer outside edges

Forstner Bits

To create the half moon shape. 

Hand Drill Gun

For use with forstner bits.

Sanding Block

For sanding surface and applying a soft fillet on each chamfered edge. 

Brad Nailer

Used on prototype, final version will use mortise and tenon at the three joints.