Bike Wall Mount, SUPER HANDY!

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About: Hi there My name is Johnny, I make things, and I like to make videos about it!

I needed a bike rack and came up with this.

If you want to watch the video check out the ol' youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NQ9S2y85i0&t=6s

This was a fun project and it works really well. I use it consistently. The Process of figuring out how to make the hands was great and would consider making some coat hangers that are similar.

Step 1: Tools Needed.

Band saw

Hand saw

Sand paper (Bench top sander is easier for some parts, but not necessary)

Table saw

Dowels x 12

Glue

Finish

Paint

2 Keyhole hangers

Pocket hole jig, or something to make sure the dowels are going in straight

Step 2: Starting With the Hands

I used two chunks of wood for the hands

Wood size: 3.5" x 3.5" X 5.5'

-After drawing out the shape, cut the spaces between the fingers at about 5-6mm each on the bandsaw

Step 3:

-Cut out the side profile of the hand, make sure to measure your bike and make the area that holds the frame 1/8" - 1/4" bigger then the top bar of the bike frame.

-The second step I missed in the video and it involves cutting away the rest of the palm besides the thumb, you can do this with a hand saw

Step 4: Finishing

Basically sand everything down to 220 grit and use whatever finish you like. I used a Poly Finish

-use a thin piece of wood wrapped in sand paper to smooth out between the fingers.

-use a rounded piece of wood to sand between the thumb and the fingers

Step 5: The Wall Mount

The wall mount is made with wood that I had laying around.

Back panel: 9" x 9"

Horizontal piece: 6" x 11.5" Its important to make sure the bike is far enough away from the wall so the pedals don't hit the wall. The 6" plus the depth of the hand made the bike sit 8" off the wall.

I used a pocket hole jig by milescraft to get the dowel holes in the right place.

**If I were to do this again I would have made the back panel a at least a bit thicker.

Step 6: Mounting the Hands

Mount the hands using the pocket hole jig and dowels.

Do some extra measurements here because the last thing you want is for the hands to be a little off.

Step 7: Hanging

I wanted the mount to lay flush against the wall so I embed two Keyhole Hangers, one on the top and one on the bottom.

Step 8: Finished

I added a little support, just for some security.

And we're done!

Step 9:

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    joeses

    19 days ago on Step 3

    The second step I missed in the video and it involves cutting away the rest of the palm besides the thumb, you can do this with a hand saw.

    I think you could have done the palm cut on the bandsaw if you had made that cut before the rounded outside of the thumb cut.. I guess I'm lazy about hand sawing!?!? Plus you could cut that with a radius, making the project a tiny bit more organic looking.

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    Johnny Wikkjoeses

    Reply 8 days ago

    Looking back I was thinking "why did i use a hand saw?" but it remembered that I have a very tiny bands saw and it opens up to about 4 inches. If you had a bigger one it would def work! You think you will make one?

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    joesesJohnny Wikk

    Reply 7 days ago

    Ahh, that makes sense then. I bought my bandsaw for resawing, so it has a 12" capacity. But it is such a useful tool, it gets used for other tasks more than resawing.
    I thought this was a really useful, and very amusing/whimsical project. I am definitely planning to make at least two as gifts for bike lovers in my life. Unfortunately I don't have anywhere to put/use one in my own home! Our bikes are hung from the ceiling of the garage since wall space is all used up.

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    WUVIE

    24 days ago

    Very cool!

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    Cliffsclips

    24 days ago

    Great way to store your bike. I don't think mine would look quite as good, I might need to buy a better bicycle. Thank you for sharing.

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    brianchadorourke

    4 weeks ago

    Nice! I'm inspired to make one with a dragon claw design.

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    MatejHantabal

    4 weeks ago

    Well, I have to hand it to you, this wood be super useful for me.
    See what I did there? hand, wood haha nice work

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    salmansheikh

    Question 4 weeks ago

    What type of wood for the hands did you use? Doesn't look like 4x4 lumber at big box stores which are usually pressure treated.
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    Johnny Wikksalmansheikh

    Answer 4 weeks ago

    It was fir. I am sure you could anything middle of the road hardness

    You make it look so easy, thanks. I wonder about turning that shelf that gaps the bike away from the wall into a drawer or stuff box to hold bike gloves or other essentials that you take on a ride. I think one of those hands could hold a helmet.

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    Yeah that would be very handy, because at this point I can really only store my bike light and keys up there.