Making an Earring Rack

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Blog series by Mosquito updated 11-26-2014 05:33 PM 5 parts 10387 reads 43 comments total

Part 1: Stock Prep

11-04-2014 04:19 PM by Mosquito | 5 comments » Building an Earring Rack for a friends coworker

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Part 2: The Frame

11-04-2014 04:20 PM by Mosquito | 13 comments » Making the frame of the earring rack First I made the mortise and tenon joinery for the lower front stretcher Can’t really see it in the picture, but I then did a rabbit and dado for the bottom stretcher (behind the front one) Then I did the mortise and tenon for the top stretcher. This is the main frame of it, and there will be slats for earrings and such. Thanks for checking it out!

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Part 3: Hanging Slats

11-10-2014 06:14 AM by Mosquito | 15 comments »

The next thing on the list for the earring rack was to make the slats for hanging earrings on. The slats have are 1/4” thick, but have a 3/8” wide 1/8” deep rabbet on the back side. That leaves 1/8” thick piece for the earrings to slide into (for stud type earrings) 26 slots on each row, spaced 1/2” apart. 5 rows, for 130 slots. I was thinking to myself “Man, that’s a ton of earrings”. T...

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Part 4: Hanging Rods and Pegs

11-12-2014 04:55 PM by Mosquito | 5 comments »   I needed 15 of these little hangers, but I made a few extra (9) just in case I broke any.   These hangers will get glued on to the hanging slats, and will hold a 3/16” dowel rod Earrings can be hung from the rod. The original design was to drill holes in the slats themselves, but…1.) that’s a lot of holes to drill2.) 1/4” was too thick to hang the earrings on (according to my wife when we were t...

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Part 5: Finishing Touches

11-26-2014 05:33 PM by Mosquito | 5 comments » This time around, I chopped the mortises to recess some keyhole hanging brackets into the vertical pieces. Then it was down to glue and finish.

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