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Project by Dave Rutan posted 11-20-2015 02:38 PM 1019 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s another Christmas goodie. This one is made out of a piece of oak that I found along the road. I just traced the one I made for my wife and cut it out on the band saw. Then some sanding, rounding over of the edges and boiled linseed oil for the finish. The hole drilled in the end allows for hanging if desired.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 11-20-2015 02:50 PM

Nice idea.

How much bigger is the hole in the hook than the diameter of the rod in the oven rack?
As I was typing this I wondered if all oven racks have the same diameter front rod?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 03:29 PM



Nice idea.

How much bigger is the hole in the hook than the diameter of the rod in the oven rack?
As I was typing this I wondered if all oven racks have the same diameter front rod?

- WoodNSawdust

I believe I used a 9/32 in bit to make the end of the hook slot. 1/4 inch is borderline unless you go at it with a rattail file. I have no idea if all racks are uniform to one another. They can’t be as varied as smart phone sizes. I guess commercial ovens might be different.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 11-20-2015 03:56 PM

Useful and quick to make, Dave. I’d not thought about the size of the oven rack. Hmmm more to these things than it seems. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 11-20-2015 04:03 PM

I don’t know why I still don’t have it in my kitchen!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-20-2015 06:12 PM

Nice find along the road Dav

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#6 posted 11-20-2015 06:39 PM



Nice find along the road Dav

- greg48

I couldn’t figure out what kind of furniture it was from. It had long rails with periodic clips in it. The joinery was dowels. I’m just happy I snarfed it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 11-21-2015 01:00 AM

Quick, simple, and useful—a great combination!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 11-21-2015 01:07 AM



Quick, simple, and useful—a great combination!

- Mean_Dean

One variation of this would be to put a bottle opener on the other end. Then it becomes a multi-tool!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#9 posted 11-21-2015 02:18 AM

Oh hell, Dave, if you’re gonna do that, you might as well go full Leatherman!

-- Dean

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Dave Rutan

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#10 posted 11-21-2015 02:26 AM



Oh hell, Dave, if you re gonna do that, you might as well go full Leatherman!

- Mean_Dean

;-)

I’ll leave that to Jimmy Diresta. My EDC is a Victorinox Tinker.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#11 posted 11-21-2015 05:03 AM

I put a 3/8” hole in mine. I sell around a dozen at my craft shows. I use them to get customers into the booth to look at the more expensive items. Most people don’t know what they are and I have found they are a great way to start a conversation. Several shows ago I had an elderly lady looking at one. OK, she was my age. She was trying to decide if she wanted one when a much younger lady said “you can always use it to hit pop over the head with”. She immediately put it in her purse and handed me the money. I have since added a sign to my display showing a man with a painful knot on his head with a red circle with a slash through it and a picture of one being used to pull a rack out of the oven. I captioned them “proper use” and “improper use”. It gets a lot of laughs and is a good conversation starter. AND, I have never given any thought about different size racks nor have I had anyone bring one back with a complaint. Now you guys have me second guessing myself.

-- Bob

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Dave Rutan

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#12 posted 11-21-2015 11:10 AM



I put a 3/8” hole in mine. I sell around a dozen at my craft shows. I use them to get customers into the booth to look at the more expensive items. Most people don t know what they are and I have found they are a great way to start a conversation. Several shows ago I had an elderly lady looking at one. OK, she was my age. She was trying to decide if she wanted one when a much younger lady said “you can always use it to hit pop over the head with”. She immediately put it in her purse and handed me the money. I have since added a sign to my display showing a man with a painful knot on his head with a red circle with a slash through it and a picture of one being used to pull a rack out of the oven. I captioned them “proper use” and “improper use”. It gets a lot of laughs and is a good conversation starter. AND, I have never given any thought about different size racks nor have I had anyone bring one back with a complaint. Now you guys have me second guessing myself.

- bosum3919

I think 3/8 is well large enough. Great story there by the way.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#13 posted 11-21-2015 11:11 AM

Thank you everyone for putting this simple project in the Daily Top 3!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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