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Making an Earring Rack #3: Hanging Slats

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 11-10-2014 06:14 AM 1832 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The Frame Part 3 of Making an Earring Rack series Part 4: Hanging Rods and Pegs »

The next thing on the list for the earring rack was to make the slats for hanging earrings on.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TZL-GIVPH4

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”. Then I realized that they come in pairs, so it’s only half that; 65. That’s still a lot of earrings lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com



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yuridichesky

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#1 posted 11-10-2014 09:48 AM

Nice video, Mos. And the rack is turning out nice too.

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

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#2 posted 11-10-2014 02:41 PM

Cool video, Mos, I love watching you work!
Very clean and methodical…

Now, I know where to get a custom necklace display rack built! LOL!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 11-10-2014 04:42 PM

Thanks guys.

Terry, pretty sure you could make one for yourself no worse than I could lol I’ve got some left over pegs, that will likely end up being used for a necklace hanger for my wife, as she’s got more necklaces than earrings

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#4 posted 11-10-2014 08:05 PM

Outstanding Mos.

The making and sanding of the slats looked tedious. Was getting the positioning of the second side’s tenons a hassle? It just seems like it would be difficult to mark their location while assuring all would end up square.

I am enjoying the series, thanks.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 11-10-2014 08:28 PM

Thanks Tony.

It was a little tedious, but nothing like drilling holes for hanging pegs when you’re using a post drill!

When I did the layout for the mortises (for the slats and the other pieces) I clamped both side pieces together to mark the top/bottom of the mortises, then marking gauge for the width of the mortise (and offset from the front edge). That made it pretty easy to get them in the right places. I did pretty well, only had to wedge one of the 10 mortises for cutting it too wide lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#6 posted 11-10-2014 08:40 PM

I don’t know why the thin stock used for the slats seemed as though it would pose a problem (flexing?), in my mind. For no reason whatsoever would it behave any different than the thicker stock, for layout, as you point out.

<shrug>

Not sure where my head was at. Thanks Mos.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 11-10-2014 09:01 PM

No worries Tony. When I laid out for the pegs, I planed it off twice before I got it right lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#8 posted 11-10-2014 09:49 PM

I really enjoyed that Mos. Lots of skillful use of hand tools going on there, but you made it look easy. Thanks for taking the time to do the video.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#9 posted 11-10-2014 10:35 PM

Thanks Andy. Helps that I record almost everything, and use just the good parts ;-)

Only thing I don’t like about doing so much video, is I end up with almost no progress pictures. Too much of a hassle to take it off the tripod and take pictures and set it back up etc… maybe I need another camera lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#10 posted 11-11-2014 02:57 AM

Excellent craftsmanship Chris. Elegant.

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

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#11 posted 11-11-2014 04:58 AM

Thanks CL

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#12 posted 11-11-2014 07:24 PM

Awesome job, Mos. Did you do a test fit with the camera off first? ;)

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#13 posted 11-11-2014 07:26 PM

Thanks Todd. Of course! Also notice how I had 3 Mortises cut for the slats done before the one in the video? I actually had an entire side and those 3 done before recording video :D

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#14 posted 11-11-2014 07:30 PM

Smokey and mirrors! Good man.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#15 posted 11-12-2014 12:46 AM

That’s right lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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