PART-TIME BRACKET

SHOP OWNER: Jim Cummins
LOCATION: Woodstock, NY

    Here's a tip from the stable -- a temporary bracket my wife uses to hang her saddle on when getting ready to ride. When the bracket is not in use, it reverses to hang down from the screw eye, so it is out of the way. It's easy to imagine lots of places in the shop where it would be handy to be able to hang something while still being able to "collapse" the bracket when it's not in use.
    The bracket in the photo is a scrap piece of pine about 1 1/4 in. square (a 2x4 on edge would work even better) and roughly 24 in. long. To set the bracket in position, you insert the hook from the bottom side of the eye, with the stick pointing straight up, and when you swing the bracket down into position, the end of the stick wedges itself against the wall, keeping the arm horizontal. The relative positions of the hook on the stick and the depth of the eye in the wall determine the angle at which the bracket locks.
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...Jim Cummins

 

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