|Project by A.Scott||posted 05-13-2014 01:26 PM||1336 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
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.
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