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Picture of  Bike Wall Mount, SUPER HANDY!

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

Jia283 months ago
Hi,
That's a very nice idea! I have a bicycle setting in the balcony and it taking so much space.
I will hang it and save up that space for some flowers.


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joeses3 months ago
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.
Johnny Wikk (author)  joeses3 months 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?
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.
WUVIE3 months ago
Very cool!
Cliffsclips3 months 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.
Nice! I'm inspired to make one with a dragon claw design.
MatejHantabal4 months 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
Johnny Wikk (author)  MatejHantabal4 months ago
haha! I did see what you did and it was impressive :)
salmansheikh4 months 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.
Johnny Wikk (author)  salmansheikh4 months ago
It was fir. I am sure you could anything middle of the road hardness
АхмедА4 months ago
Nice
Johnny Wikk (author)  АхмедА4 months ago
thanks dude
This is it! It's everything I need! Awesome project!
Thanks a whole bunch! I appreciate that! You planning to build it?
Yes, when I get a wall to hang it on! I'm in between places, but my bike deserves this.
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.
Johnny Wikk (author)  dwight.christensen.74 months ago
Yeah that would be very handy, because at this point I can really only store my bike light and keys up there.
chefspenser4 months ago
Very cute!
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Johnny Wikk (author)  chefspenser4 months ago
Thanks a bunch!
RussellS84 months ago
I voted for this. It is simple, useful and whimsical.
Johnny Wikk (author)  RussellS84 months ago
The three best things eh? :)
Alpha_geek4 months ago
Very simple, very clean. I like it a lot, so I voted for it.

My wood working skills are woefully inadequate, but I do have access to a CNC router, so I might give that a go ... :-)
Johnny Wikk (author)  Alpha_geek4 months ago
Oh yeah, Id love to see an CNC version of this :) Keep me posted on that!
Barringer4 months ago
Clever design, looks great. I'm pretty sure a version of this will be added to the tool wall in my shop for holding a sledge hammer or two...
Johnny Wikk (author)  Barringer4 months ago
Awesome!, please please send me pics!

very nice instructable, will do this!! Which bandsaw did you use?
Johnny Wikk (author)  The Flying Alpaca4 months ago
I used the budget ryobi one because that is all I had I designed the hands that size because I could fit nothing larger through the saw :)
MichaelV2324 months ago
What do you think is the max weight this will support?
Johnny Wikk (author)  MichaelV2324 months ago
That is a very good question. This design is a bit under-built but I have been hanging my bike on it every day so that is good. I think if the back board was a 1/2" thicker it could support alot more, but then again, it just ned to support a bike.
salmansheikh4 months ago
That’s 5.5” not 5.5’ I think for the block lengths. Need to buy me some tomorrow at HD. This is much sweeter than that ugly grey metal fold-down hook attached to my garage wall that I got from Kmart before they went out of business. I plan to build one.
AnandM544 months ago
Wow really impressive instructables!!!... Cool!!
Love it! Well done, it's nice to see a project that doesn't start "turn on your laser cutter and cnc router"! :-)

seamster4 months ago
I love it! Nicely done : )
Johnny Wikk (author)  seamster4 months ago
Thanks yo! Appreciate your kind words
midbay4 months ago
great design!
Johnny Wikk (author)  midbay4 months ago
Thanks!! I’m excited to make some othe types of hand hangers as well :)
metalozavod4 months ago
Молодец !