Tae Kwon Do Belt Rack #1: Belt Rack Beginnings and Design

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Blog entry by CharlieK posted 03-25-2015 01:32 AM 2248 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend of mine studied Tae Kwon Do when he was younger and graduated up to Junior Black-belt. Now he has a bunch of colored belts and I decided to build him a rack where he can display them.

I searched the internet for ideas and even got a few good ideas from the LJ fourm. I like the one that phamat built for his son I found similar designs through a Google search. I decided to make it a wall hung display rack because I don’t know where he would be able to put it if it were freestanding.

Finally, I drew it up in Sketchup. and here is what I came up with:

I am amazed at how large this ended up! It is about 33” wide and 33” tall! Before I actually started building it I printed a full scale drawing in Sketchup. This was the first time I actually printed a full scale drawing and I am really quite happy with the result. Fortunately, I have a large format printer that I use to print my bench plans and that made it a bit easier. Even with 11”x 17” paper it took 6 sheets to print it. I then taped the print out onto a piece of foam board.

It looks even bigger than it is because my bench is adjusted down and the foam board is taller than the actual drawing.

I didn’t include it in the sketchup model, but I plan to carve the Korean symbol for “Courage” in the block just under his name.

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 01:47 AM

Hey Charlie,

Looks like a great start! Keee Ysaaa!

Nice shop :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 01:50 AM

Thanks Tom!

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 02:42 AM

That is a big display Charlie but the design looks awesome .
Is the belt section enclosed ?
I made a couple of these some time ago and made them with a glass front to keep the dust out .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 03:33 AM

HI Klaus,

Adding a glass front is a great idea, but it never occurred to me to enclose it. Maybe if I make a second one.

I will post pictures of the carving soon.


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#5 posted 03-25-2015 04:15 PM

This is very well printed out and mocked up….maybe a bit of brown spray paint and you are done :)
The preparation and planning shows a well organized person
I see that beautiful bench hiding in the background too

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 10:23 PM

Hi Scott,

Thanks for your kind words.


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