Coat Hanger

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Project by ic3ss posted 11-14-2013 01:04 AM 2289 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I got an early start on Christmas this year. I drew my nephew’s name last week and I thought I’d make a nice box for him but his wife said he needed something to hand his computer bag on to get it off the floor of his office. I was going to make the box anyway because I didn’t see a way to make a wall hanger very creatively. Then one day as I slept in on Saturday morning and I was thinking about stuff. Then it hit me suddenly, I had a picture of this in my mind. So yesterday I set to work using just what I had on hand, Hickory and Walnut, and finished with shellac.

I tested it out today, mounted on my garage wall and hung an archery target that’s filled with rags on it. The target weighs 28lbs and I hung it on the inboard hooks with no deflection of the arms. Then I put it on the outboard hooks and they both bent down about 1/8” at the ends. I knew it would stay on the wall but I just wanted to make sure the hooks would stay put, and they did. I used a mill end piece of walnut the I picked up two weeks ago, carved it out on the lathe. It has a dowel glued into the center and it pushes into a rubber grommet that’s recessed into the arm from the backside so it doesn’t pull out. I needed a way to mount it without screws and this worked perfectly. They only thing that didn’t work is installing the hooks, two of them were mounted a bit askew. Oh well.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 08:39 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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