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Project by Mosquito posted 11-26-2014 06:02 PM 1886 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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
http://lumberjocks.com/Mosquito/blog/series/7584

 
 
 

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com





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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 11-26-2014 06:56 PM

Such an intricate little piece. It came out beautifully Mos.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 11-26-2014 07:37 PM

Very nice work there. Man that thing will hold an enormous quantity of earrings.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 11-26-2014 07:54 PM

Thanks guys. It got a little more complicated as it went on. The original design would have not used the the dowel rods, but instead have holes drilled in the slats. Made it more complicated, but meant I wouldn’t have to drill an extra 120 holes by hand lol

Bondo, that’s what I said when they gave me the initial spec for 24-slots and holes per row and 5 rows…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#4 posted 11-26-2014 08:12 PM

nicely done Mos. That seems like a lot of ear rings.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#5 posted 11-26-2014 08:15 PM

They must hoard ear rings like some of us hoard tools.

It looks good.

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Don W

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#6 posted 11-26-2014 08:19 PM



They must hoard ear rings like some of us hoard tools.

It looks good.

- ShaneA

I was thinking the same thing!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#7 posted 11-26-2014 08:40 PM

Thanks guys! I was thinking the same thing as well “I won’t judge… even if it was in my character, I can’t based on my tool (and computer) habits” lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#8 posted 11-27-2014 12:42 AM

It came out great, Mos!
Lotta work in a small space…

Definitely a LOT of earrings…must be for selling? If not, I’d have no problema sneaking another No.3 past Her!

:)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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August McCormick Lehman III

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#9 posted 11-27-2014 02:22 AM

Nice Moss
This are the thing I would like to do.
Little things.
My 2 kids are already bugging me
I showed this to 13yr old
And she said she needs two.
Nice job bud.

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#10 posted 11-27-2014 04:14 AM

Thanks guys! Terry, they’re for a coworker of a friend, not my wife. I get my monthly allowance of “fun money” to do with what I please. Wife doesn’t care what I do with said fun money, ‘cause that’s what it’s for :-)

August, if she needs two, she’s got a LOT of earrings lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#11 posted 11-27-2014 06:23 AM

Mos,

You could always pick up some Drill bit stop collars. Then you won’t have to count to 60 every time.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#12 posted 11-27-2014 06:52 AM

I have some, but for me they always seem to move by the time I’ve done a couple of holes. Was just as easy to count for me

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#13 posted 11-27-2014 11:18 AM

I would imaging that if you had enough earrings to fill that rack, then it would be a nightmare trying to untangle them if they were just kept loose in a drawer. Now the recipient will instantly be able to see and choose the pair they want to wear on any given day.

Great job Mos!

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#14 posted 11-27-2014 11:54 AM

Omg, that’s an incredible amount of detail! Very nice precision work, Mos. Really. I couldn’t do that clean of a job in any stretch, hats off to ya!!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#15 posted 11-27-2014 01:42 PM

Nicely done and videoed, Mos! All those slots cut to uniform depth…I’m thinking an ideal use for a stair saw. No way could I get them as precisely as you did by hand. Hope the recipient will provide a filled pic. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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