Fish Hook Clothes Rack

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-21-2015 01:06 PM 1498 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have started cleaning off my bench and using up the wood and there was a piece of female box elder that told me it wanted to be a clothes rack. I used a solid brass cast fish hook for the main hook and added 4 other pegs. I tried to follow the curve of the red grain and made then ends curved like the dorsal fin. I had to insert the back where there was a real punky spot that showed on the bottom.

It is 3/4” x 4” x 13 1/2” overall and finished with clear gloss lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-21-2015 01:08 PM

You made that box elder proud, very nice Jim

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#2 posted 08-21-2015 01:27 PM

I like it Jim. You just gave me an idea for some of the box elder I sliced up. I have the same brass hook, only a jumping bass. Will be great for out at the lake. You gotta love that box elder.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 08-21-2015 01:30 PM

Like it! Attractive design and nicely crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 08-21-2015 02:08 PM

Fishing and woodworking just go together. Well they usually don’t but I love your rack for coats. That fish mobob is really cool.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 08-21-2015 02:30 PM

Ok Jim, being the rookie here, I will bite….how could you tell it was “female” box elder??? Lol that’s a cool project sir. Nice build.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 08-21-2015 02:32 PM

That is an eye catching piece, Jim. These should really move for you.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-21-2015 02:43 PM

I really like the way your design flows Jim. Nice job.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 08-21-2015 03:38 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Hi Dave. I’ll be waiting to see your creation!! Ain’t woodworking great??

Hi Buster. I was searching for the red box elder at all the tree services a few years ago and got to talking to this old tree expert from the HA Irish company and he is the one that told me only the female box elder gets any red in the wood.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 08-21-2015 04:33 PM

Impressive metal work. Wood colour is awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-21-2015 04:34 PM

Super COOL fish & hook!

Nice job! ... as usual…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 08-21-2015 07:32 PM

Nice flow; nice use of scraps.

-- Ben in Va

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#12 posted 08-21-2015 10:40 PM

That box elder sure is something Jim, you have made it look a darn sight better. Well done. Thanks for that Toxic wood chart, must wear the dust mask more often.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#13 posted 08-21-2015 10:54 PM

Real sweet Jim, just love that fish hook it makes it into something to catch the eye

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 08-21-2015 11:55 PM

Congrats on the top three.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 08-22-2015 12:51 AM

Very nice!

-- Jim, Ca,

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