|Project by Mosquito||posted 11-26-2014 06:02 PM||1940 views||7 times favorited||26 comments|
This is an earring rack that I made for the coworker of a friend. There are slots cut in the cross slats for hanging the stud type earrings, and then 3/16” dowel, held in little hangers that I made, for hanging the hanging style earrings [forgive my terminologies, as I’m not a wearer myself ;-) ]
It should be able to fit 65 pairs of earrings (this was built to customer specifications, mind you) of the stud variety, and however many of the hanging kind they want to fit on the dowels. There’s 37 pegs for hanging necklaces as well.
It’s all red oak, except for the poplar dowel. Glued with a combination of hot hide glue and liquid hide glue (Old Brown Glue). Finish was 3 coats of Watco Natural Danish Oil, wiped on.
This was another all hand tool project; and that includes drilling the 37 holes for the necklace hanging pegs with my post drill. I don’t have a depth stop on the post drill, so instead of putting a piece of tape on the drill bit, or marking a line on it, I just counted the number of revolutions of the hand crank to get down to depth. That number was 60, for the record.
There was also a blog series on this, which consisted of a 5-part video series as well