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Project by A.Scott posted 99 days ago 1102 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my son wanted to make his kindergarten teacher a banana hanger so I helped him out. To design this we took the one a friend gave us and copied the hanger portion. I used the band saw to cut it out then I rounded the edges with the router and them my son smoothed it, with a little help and guidance. Since my father’s birthday and Mother’s day fell on the same day this year instead of giving this one to his teacher we gave to his grandma and grandpa as another gift. We finished it with two coats of American Walnut stain, one coat of Shellac and then some paste wax.

Now if you have never made one of these, watch the grain. On the second picture if you look towards the tip of the hanger you should be able to see a line. After cutting this one out I rounded the edges and as I routed the tip (about 1.5” or so) split. To fix this I straightened the edges out, cut a new piece to replace the split tip, marked for a dowel to strengthen the tip and then glued and clamped it. I originally thought it would be strong enough but I was wrong.

We have another Banana Holder in the build and instead of using one piece of wood I have joined two pieces with a dowel about half way up. I will post it after we complete it.

If you have any thought on this or tips please share below!





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OldWrangler

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#1 posted 98 days ago

He really is “a chip off the old block”.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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RussInMichigan

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#2 posted 98 days ago

Nice project.

There are many projects that young people can make, and learn from. Please keep sharing his work with us.

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 98 days ago

Well done. After many years you will still remimber doing this with your son. And not only you also your son.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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A.Scott

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#4 posted 98 days ago

Thanks for the comments
Dutchy-Dank u, ik hoop op nog veel meer herinneringen met hem!

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Brianthesawdustmaker

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#5 posted 98 days ago

I like it… I’ve never seen one of these before. You either had a novel idea or I need to get out more… Ha!

-- Brian, Omaha, NE... So many projects, so little time!

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