A pot rack is a great project to build with a ring roller. This pot rack has the added bonus of a spinning feature. Tom began by rolling two rings using a Shop Outfitters Ring Roller. Both metal rings are made out of 2″ X 1/4″ hot rolled iron strap. The larger ring was rolled at about 30 inches in diameter and the smaller ring was rolled at about 12 inches in diameter. The larger ring serves as the main metal ring for the spinning pot rack. The smaller ring was attached to the larger ring by welding several chain links between the two metal rings.
The rotating assembly was made by attaching bearings (with an inside diameter of 5/8) from a wheel barrow wheel into a piece of pipe. Tom then welded a nut on a 4″ X 5″ X 1/4″ steel plate. Then he took a piece of 5/8 all thread and cut it and welded a nut on the end and then ground it off to look like a bolt. Tom left the all thread about an 1/8″ longer than the two inner bearing races. He could then snug the bolt up against the plate to secure it, so it wouldn’t work loose over time. If the bolt is simply placed in and the bearings crushed, the bearings will get ruined.
Tom supported the large ring off of the rotating pipe assembly by attaching 2″ X 1/4″ steel strap. The inside ring was hung by steel chain. The hooks were from an old pot rack and would be hard to find again. The hooks could be easily duplicated by using a Shop Outfitters Compact Bender. Two small hooks could be bent and then welded together back to back at the top.
The entire pot rack can be painted with flat black paint.
This particular spinning pot rack was mounted to a steel beam. Holes were drilled through the sheet rock and into steel beam. Tom then drilled and tapped the steel beam for 5/16ths bolts and then mounted the rack directly into the steel beam.