Anchor Themed Coat Rack

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Project by Mosquito posted 12-19-2013 05:00 PM 2348 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a while since I’ve posted a project… felt good to have one done though :-)

This was a freestanding coat rack that I made for a friend at work. It’s to be a Christmas gift to his parents. It was done with all hand tools out of Solid mahogany, and a little oak dowel. It was finished with 3 coats of Minwax Polycrylic water based poly.

The base was made from 4 boards, and I cut stopped dadoes, I guess, into them to form a mortise, of sorts, for the upright


The anchor was made as a separate piece from the ball on the top, and the upright. The oak dowel was used to glue the top ball to the anchor, and the anchor to the upright. It’s right around 66” tall.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 05:08 PM

Very nice. My wife wants me to make here a coat stand like this for her office. She works for the VET center with combat veterans as a counselor. The anchor is a good military theme for her.

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 05:10 PM

Very cool, well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 05:15 PM

Excellent. Such great work.

Is that your fedora?

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 12-19-2013 05:27 PM

davidmackv I think an anchor theme would work great, and lends itself really easily to a coat rack, since it’s already got hooks. Hmm, I never inquired as to why they wanted it anchor themed, makes me curious now

Thanks Dale :-)

Thanks Tony, it is indeed my Fedora. And it’s what I consider to be a “real” fedora, and not one of those new fangled “designer” ones… Came from your [general] neck of the woods too, from Fedora Primo in Santa Monica. Bought it back when I was in highschool, in jazz band and a jazz sax quartet

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#5 posted 12-19-2013 05:32 PM

” is indeed my Fedora.” – So how many girls do you have on the pavement, Mos? I had no clue that you had a strong pimp hand.

-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 12-19-2013 05:39 PM

Pretty cool.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#7 posted 12-19-2013 05:49 PM

Cool, and very attractive—nicely constructed.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 05:49 PM

Very nice Mos.

So, there are two separate dowels, one between the three parts? Are they glued or can you disasemble?

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#9 posted 12-19-2013 05:56 PM

lol I’m not allowed to talk about it Tony ;-)

Thanks Yuri and John.

Thanks Scott, there are two separate dowels between the 3 parts, and they’re all glued in. The fit wasn’t good enough to not glue them in. Either the combination of drill bit and my inability to effectively use the brace, or the dowel was undersized contributed to a loser fit. So I cut a slot in the dowel, and added a wedge, sort of like a wedged tenon. That fixed that problem. Allowed a little room to fix the holes not being perfectly perpendicular, thing lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#10 posted 12-19-2013 05:57 PM

Mos, nicely done. Having that plane up there would scare me something fierce! BTW you and Ryan should compare hats.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#11 posted 12-19-2013 06:02 PM

That is right. I had forgot RG was a pro too.

See, a pimp’s love is very different than that of a square….

-- ~Tony

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#12 posted 12-19-2013 06:14 PM

Thanks Kevin, and what makes you think it didn’t scare me? lol It was actually in there pretty solid, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t worry until I got the thing back in my hands lol

Yes Tony, but I’m told it never lasts… that hat only held on the the first for 3 years (kinda) lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#13 posted 12-19-2013 10:18 PM

Nicely done!

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#14 posted 12-19-2013 10:23 PM

Your co-worker owes you one. Well done sir!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#15 posted 12-19-2013 11:20 PM

Good job Mos!!

Looks great and if it can handle a plane at the top, it’s not going to fall over with a coat on it.

-- - Terry

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