Originally Posted by sknhgy
That's exactly what I need. Thanks for the inspiration. How strong is it?
It seems to be plenty strong. Of course cedar isn't the strongest wood, but it's light and easily worked, and I figured strong enough. The post is connected to the bracket by means of an epoxied mortise and tenon joint so it can't spin. And of course the bolt should keep the post from snapping if I hit a major bump.
The post could be slightly shorter and filed to a more pleasing shape. I think it might look a little nicer painted black, but I had some spar varnish so that's what I used.
I have another idea for a simple wooden post, drilled and slotted to attach to one rack post, with a single bolt/nut to clamp it tight. That one would be round for mounting a HB clamp light. If/when I make that I'll put a pic up on this thread.
Last edited by due ruote; 11-13-10 at 11:30 AM.