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    Wood car rack

    OK, this isn't about electronics (I already built my lighting and horn setup). But I enjoy building all kinds of stuff. I'm almost done with my 2x4 cartop bike rack. The rail is a 2x4x54" with a 7 1/2" crosspiece attached to one end with a lap joint. I then cut a channel in from the end opposite the crosspiece up 22", 3/4" deep, and 1 1/2" wide with a dato blade, smoothed the channel with a straight router bit, the half-rounded the edges with a router. I'll mount a Bike-tite type mount to the crosspiece after sanding and a coat of flat black exterior paint. 3" stainless u-bolts will mount it to my factory luggage rack. I'll only be carrying one bike (mine), so I won't overload the factory rack.
    I'll get some pics up as soon as I can. Has anyone else here built a rack before, cartop, hitch mount, etc?
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    I know jsharr has some great plans for a bike repair bench, but I don't think I've seen anything for a car rack.

    We need pics!

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