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Karate Belt Holder

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Project by mds2 posted 02-23-2016 04:35 PM 882 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has been doing karate for a little over a year and he is starting to accumulate belts. So he needed a place to display them. We found a design on google and I tweaked it a little bit. I carved the logo for his dojo with my shapeoko 2.

Time lapse of bending top piece:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BB0_1nZFSO-/

All joints are lap joints and I wanted them all to be perfect. I looked at different kerf makers to use but in the end I made the simplest jig ever. My “kerfmaker” is a scrap piece of wood with a screw in it. You adjust the screw to the kerf of the blade, and it takes some test cuts to get it dialed in. Adjusting the screw out makes a tighter joint, and adjusting the screw in makes a looser joint. Here are a few really short video that show it in action.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBiz62BFSJC/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBi10jLFSMq/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBi4gLKFSBO/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBi6UZiFSD7/





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#1 posted 02-23-2016 05:03 PM

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#2 posted 02-23-2016 10:52 PM

cool – i wish i thought of this when my son went through karate

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 02-24-2016 07:03 AM

Very nice Japaneese style rack. What else could you do for karate belts.

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#4 posted 02-24-2016 02:57 PM

It’s very nice and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 02-24-2016 03:09 PM

Nicely done. Love the placement of the logo. Very subtle and classy.

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#6 posted 02-24-2016 04:57 PM

Very nicely done—I like what you’ve done.

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#7 posted 02-26-2016 02:31 PM

Thats a great idea. What holds the belts to the wall rack?

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#8 posted 02-29-2016 03:10 PM



Thats a great idea. What holds the belts to the wall rack?

- Burb

Right now just some clear rubber bands we had laying around. My wife is going to tie them on with some ribbon I think.

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