Gun Coat Rack

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 12-08-2009 03:41 AM 3705 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this coat rack for my son for Christmas last year. I work for a company that makes gun stocks, so the gun stock was a reject from work. Fixed it up and it is ready to go. I lathed the barrel and action on my trusty shopsmith lathe, added a reject metal bolt action to it. The board was going to be a throw-away board that my grandfather had from 50 or more years ago. It is hard maple, and was a past buffet for the termintes. they were all dead and gone. When I saw that this board was still sound and hard, I ran it through the planer and a dust storm came out of it. Took the air hose and cleaned up all of the worm holes and BAM! The light went off in my mind that this was a golden nugget of a board to use for something! I dark glazed the board, left it dry and then sanded off the surface with an orbital sander. The face was clean, but the worm holes were still dark with the glaze. Scrap to a treasure! 5 sheen sprayed laquer and there it is! Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 04:23 AM

That is a cool coat rack. I have a son that would really love it and I have a couple of pieces of red oak that were a feast for some termites as well. Now if I could just come up with the gun stock:)

Nice Work.


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#2 posted 12-08-2009 04:42 AM

Nice Work. looks very much like Something you’d see in the background in a John Wayne western.

Good work?


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#3 posted 12-08-2009 04:47 AM

Looks super

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 05:43 AM


I love that piece of wood!


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#5 posted 12-08-2009 01:26 PM

Bet there are gun stock lamps & table legs all over your house. Great job.

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 03:57 PM

That’s really quite handsome. It’s quite a unique piece.

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