"The Kraken" Banana Hanger

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Project by KnotCurser posted 08-22-2015 09:09 PM 1584 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Peasants: “Oh, Mighty Zeus, the bananas are FAR too heavy to lift all by ourselves…......PLEASE Help us!”

Zeus: “Very well, Peasants…... RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!”

Okay, the above probably never happened. But it makes for a pretty cool story! Maybe not.

We needed something to keep the bottoms of our bananas from turning brown, which meant they needed to be elevated. We needed a banana hanger.

I was shaping the crook end of this piece and all of a sudden thought it kinda looked like the arm of an octopus. Then I actually tried to shape it into an arm of an octopus – I even picked a base that looked like waves breaking from it. Maybe? Maybe not?

It’s all made from solid cherry – finished with a quick wipe of mineral oil.

“The bananas must be delivered to the Kraken at the setting of the sun or else the Kraken will destroy all Joppa and everyone within the city.”

BTW, if you’ve never watched “Clash of the Titans”, you are probably pretty confused by now…......



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 08-22-2015 11:34 PM

Very appropriately named.. Very cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 08-23-2015 01:06 AM

Octopus? And the base looks like a guitar. So what. Nicely done!!!

Signed, confused :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 08-23-2015 02:09 AM

I love it! So darn cool! :D


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 08-23-2015 02:53 PM

Well done!!!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#5 posted 08-24-2015 01:47 AM

good design wife was just telling me yesterday we need one. Now an ordinary banana holder just won’t do.

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#6 posted 08-24-2015 05:10 PM

Bob, I have seen the story and I like your remake. Looks good.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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