I haul a lot of items up to the ceiling of my shop for storage or painting and whatever. So the other day I made 6 of these from a scrap of ironwood retrieved from the woodpile.

The innovation is to use 3/8" copper brake tubing as the spacers. I used #10 screws, but of course you could use heavier stock, or bolts.

I don't think I'd put them on a boat, but they're handy around my property, and much more pleasant to use than two 5-in nails driven-in on angles.

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Dave