Shop Update #3: August 2014

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Blog entry by Chris McDowell posted 08-24-2014 09:48 PM 1645 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: What is up: 07-2014 Part 3 of Shop Update series Part 4: September 2014 »

In this shop update I talk about the king size headboard I am building, which I have been showing updates on at my facebook page. I also give updates on the Pottery Barn bench and other things.

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#1 posted 08-24-2014 11:06 PM

wooden pegs for your coat rack at a angle wood look good and your head board looks real nice have a good day ps. tell your wife happy birthday

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 12:20 AM

Punk: thanks for your suggestion! I have considered pegs at an angle, and also not at an angle and with a small round drawer pull or something on the end of each to keep the coat from sliding off. I’m kind of nervous to drill into the legs and mess them up. The legs are from an old organ and the coat rack is a memento for the son of lady the organ belonged to. I think I may need to just go for it.

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 07:03 PM

If you don’t want to drill the post of the coat rack, try something that sits on top of the post, made of wood like a cone or box shape, with the hooks attached to it. All weight will then be centered on the top of the post & pushing straight down.
As for your talking to yourself, well, that happens to all woodworkers sooner or later.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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