Various Projects #2: Stocking/Coat hanger Part 2: Supplies

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Blog entry by Tomcat1066 posted 11-28-2008 03:55 AM 1117 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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No project can begin without supplies. We need things like sand paper and whatnot. Well, I just ordered some and some contoured sanding grips to help sand inside the tricky spots of my stocking/coat hanger. In addition, I ordered the hooks and hangers for the back of it. So, I’m all set for getting this bad boy done as soon as they get here. Based on when I ordered, I suspect they’ll be here next Thursday, just in time for next weekend to serve for getting the whole thing done!

Considering tomorrow is Black Friday, this is the ONE Friday that I don’t even want to leave the house. I live close to our mall now, and I can’t imagine anywhere I could go where traffic won’t be horrible, and I hate traffic. That’s OK though, because I can spend that time cutting the wood and getting the lay out ready (obviously, the lay out comes first).

There’s going to be a slight change though. Since I couldn’t find a router I was comfortable with that I could get on my time frame within my budget, I’ve decided to skip the decorative routing on the outside edge. Instead, I’ll be cutting angles in at each corner, giving it sort of a maltese cross) type look (only the arms will be straight on the outside of the cross). I’m a huge fan of the knightly holy orders from the medieval period, and this cross has always looked very cool to me, so why not?

Now, this presented a couple of challenges, namely how to sand the inside of such an acute angle, hence the grips from Lee Valley. Because of the width of this (there will be seven hooks after all), the maltese cross shape won’t look like a true maltese cross, but that’s OK. After all, so long as it looks good, who cares?

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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