It needed a decent place to rest indoors, away from my dusty garage workshop.
It was begging for a unique and different kind of wall mount, and this is what I came up with. It was actually very easy to make. Hopefully, you'll make one too.
Any thoughts or questions are always welcome. Thanks for taking a look!
Step 1: Get a sign, lay it out
Start with an old stop sign. I got a few from the city road department where I live, just by asking the right people. If needed, you may need to offer to buy some for the going aluminum recycling rate, since most cities eventually recycle their old unusable signs. However, just ask around and be polite and you'll most likely end up with a few signs for free.
To lay out marks for where to cut, the magic number is 1 1/4". Use a straight edge and marker to make this layout as explained in the photo 2 note.
Step 2: Drill and cut
Drill a series of 3/16" holes along the vertical lines as shown, which will make it possible to bend out the aluminum flaps. Space the holes about 3/4" apart, and make sure to create a hole at the very top and bottom of each line.
Drill an additional 3/8" hole in the upper outside corner of each flap layout. Starting at this hole, use a jig saw with a metal cutting blade to cut through the remaining lines. Just don't cut through the vertical line with the holes in it.