Scrap wood banana hanger

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Project by captkerk posted 10-25-2010 05:16 AM 15801 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife bought a cheap plastic banana hanger years ago that broke and I figured it would look and work much better in wood. I used the plastic original as a template to make the scrap wood version but soon found that it was really tricky to pattern-rout the profile of the arm since there would always be a section where the bit would have to cut against the grain. After two or three failed attempts that kicked-back and destroyed the wood piece but luckily didn’t injure me, I finally got it to work with a piece of scrap walnut to go with the spalted maple base I cut out a long time ago. A couple of screws and a couple coats of tongue oil and it is finally in the kitchen.

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 07:36 AM

nice job.
might have to throw this into my to do list when i got nothing to make.

-- Ben L

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 10:39 AM

Nice job. If I added one to my list, it would have to be huge. My kids wouldn’t fit, there are the only banana’s around here.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 04:23 PM

Now, this looks downright useful.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 02:22 AM

Excellent work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 02-27-2011 05:44 AM

Those Bananas looks good to eat!

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#6 posted 10-15-2011 05:49 PM

I like it very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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