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    Milk crate panniers

    So I have a CycleRacks rear rack, and originally had a milk crate u-bolted to the top to throw a few things in, for my less-than-2mile commute.

    I purchased the bag supports for the rear rack to add soft bags or slim cases for beach and/or camp gear. Then I had an idea to slice the milk crate in half on the table saw, and mount each half to the bag supports.

    I attached each half-crate to a piece of 1/2 inch plywood with a pneumatic staple gun, and then drilled the plywood and bolted it to the bag support.

    My dogs love them. Let me know what you think!!

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    Some close ups

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    Excellent job Tim. I知 jealous that you can commute to work and less then two miles.

    What痴 the length of the staples that you used?
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    Great job/idea. Even if your pups didn't like them, I do.
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    Now that's thinking outside the crate!

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    I love it when people re-purpose stuff. How about drilling some holes in the wood then threading some cable ties through to back up your staples?
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    Nice work. Seeing that made me run out to the garage and take a quick shot of my Cycleracks "top box".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
    I love it when people re-purpose stuff. How about drilling some holes in the wood then threading some cable ties through to back up your staples?
    I thought about the same idea after seeing the price of the staple guns. A couple short deck screws with washers on the top and bottom and tie wraps in between.
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    I could also seeing taking it to the next level and making something like this to cover the create and offer additional storage.

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