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This is my version of a fish themed cooling rack.
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/articleindex/i-can-do-that-fish-sticks

I do like the simplicity of the Popular Woodworking design but I decided to spice it up a little.

It sets completely flat, the horizontal rails are flush with the bottom, they fit into dado joints.

It can be turned over and hot pans can set on the bottom to keep the face fresh looking.

The head and tail are paduak and the ribs are maple.

The eye is a maple plug re-bored and plugged with wenge.

The finish is wipe on poly by Minwax.
It is about 16’’ long x 9’’ high and 3/4’’ thick.

I do have several other versions in the works.

This was a gift to our very good friends Matt and Alison who are celebrating their anniversary.

-- If I can do it, so can you.





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gbear

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#1 posted 03-21-2014 06:26 PM

I love it!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Toolz

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#2 posted 03-21-2014 06:26 PM

Nice one Andy. I’ll have to make a couple of these.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 03-21-2014 06:48 PM

Looks great. I like it. Not only a unique design, but really complimentary use of the wood. Lovely gift.
Roger

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

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#4 posted 03-21-2014 06:51 PM

Looks great Andy ,but how does this box open ? LOL

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#5 posted 03-21-2014 06:53 PM

Hey andy,

I was wondering where that artistic woodguy was. Has a contemporary feel to it. I wouldn’t want to set anything on it. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 03-21-2014 07:02 PM

Andy!

That’s sure a Change of Pace for you isn’t it?!

Looks like you had FUN piddling in the shop!

That’s a real COOL trivet…

Good to see again!

Thanks for dropping in!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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rance

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#7 posted 03-21-2014 07:05 PM

Thats a nice one Andy. Much nicer than the original.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 03-21-2014 07:15 PM

Great design and work Andy!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Paul

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#9 posted 03-21-2014 08:10 PM

The fanciest cooling rack we have ever seen yet. Good thing you can turn over to use it, I would never want to set a cooking pot or a loaf of bread on that.

-- Paul Allen

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#10 posted 03-21-2014 08:27 PM

Nice; What a fun project.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 03-21-2014 09:00 PM

well i saw the title and smart me thought, i bet there is something fishy going on here, and i was right, i just didnt know how fishy it was going to be, i really like it, i bet these would sell good, but more then that, they would look great in my house..its a great small project to do, great job andy…its always a pleasure to see your work

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 03-21-2014 09:38 PM

Home RUN ! Unique and beautifully done!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Karson

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#13 posted 03-21-2014 09:59 PM

Great design and a very nice project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 03-21-2014 10:23 PM

Very creative design and nicely executed.

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Andy

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#15 posted 03-21-2014 10:52 PM

It was a fun project, thanks everyone.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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