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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 09-06-2009 05:23 AM 1853 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple afternoon project using the Kreg jig, butt-jointed and screwed. Douglas Fir stiles (found at the side of the road last summer when an older couple was selling their home) and cherry rails. My wife wanted something to hold up an array of metal folder doohickies. Top rail has a keyhole routed into the back so the whole thing rides on one screw head when hung on the wall. I find that it is helpful to draw these projects up and get them signed off on, so I’m sure she and I share the same vision of the final project. Not fine woodworking but she’s happy and that was the goal.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 05:26 AM

good idea

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Karson

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 05:37 AM

What a waste of some great cherry.

O wait that was salvage materials.

What a great use of recycled materials. And keeping the wife happy is definitely a bonus.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 09-06-2009 05:41 AM

The short rails are cherry salvaged from Dennis Zongker’s scrap pile. All free but the screws.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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CaptainSkully

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#4 posted 09-06-2009 05:53 AM

Oh, I thought this was where you stored your wife…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#5 posted 09-06-2009 06:01 AM

I’m with Captain…. you’re going to have a hard time stuffin’ her in there. ;-)

Nice project, Douglas…. I thought you’d gone missing.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 09-06-2009 06:25 AM

Good man, keep her happy and speaking :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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John Gray

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#7 posted 09-06-2009 06:44 AM

My wife would never fit…..well maybe 40 years ago. ;>)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 09-06-2009 08:07 AM

According to the late great, Paul Harvey, the average man gains 1 # / yr of marriage. The avergae woman gains 3 :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 09-06-2009 01:16 PM

well done … I like the “is this what you want” plans

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dustynewt

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#10 posted 09-06-2009 01:29 PM

“Happy” and “free” are two wonderful concepts, especially when used on a domestic project.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 09-06-2009 02:38 PM

A great use for an unused space.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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huff

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#12 posted 09-06-2009 03:42 PM

Great looking rack for doohickies. That has to be your design, I’ve never seen a set of plans for doohickies before. lol. nice job and I’m sure the wife is happy.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 09-06-2009 04:04 PM

I think it’s a (thing-a-ma-jig), made with a Kreg Jig.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 09-06-2009 04:58 PM

Charlie, I have had a dry season on the box front, although I have made some shop fixtures for the marquetry area in the basement… all of the not fine woodworking category. I figured I’d better post something before I forgot how to.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 09-06-2009 05:46 PM

Hey Douglas, Looking good, now I know how you stay on the wife’s good side.

If you need any more scraps just let me know, we always have plenty. Next weekend I’ll be down at work. If your not to busy maybe you could come down and we could share each others next project ideas?

-- Dennis Zongker

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