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Project by Jeremy posted 04-10-2017 05:54 PM 411 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a bit of free time this weekend and the wife mentioned wanting to buy a coat rack… needless to say I am not fond of “buying” something I can make. When she woke up from her nap she was very happy to see this setting on the Dining Room table.

Hope y’all like it, and as always suggestions and ideas are always welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 05:59 PM

Waste not, want not! Good job. How do all the colors fit in with your decor?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 06:19 PM

As I am a true “TIGHT-WAD” Great Job!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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papadan

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#3 posted 04-10-2017 06:31 PM

Jeremy, really religious coat rack, I like it!

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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Jeremy

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#4 posted 04-10-2017 06:36 PM



As I am a true “TIGHT-WAD” Great Job!

- ralbuck

I never throw any extra/cut offs away!!!


Waste not, want not! Good job. How do all the colors fit in with your decor?

- Ron Aylor

I have all of these colors built into the other projects around the house. Black Walnut is a staple for me… swear its like crack. Anyways, Bloodwood is in the night stand tops (I do not have those posted yet). Oak is in the Full Length Mirror (not posted yet either… sorry). Red mahogany in the Picture Frame it is posted!!!! Curly maple is every where… i love the contrast provided by it!

I also love interesting pieces (like the center piece here). I’m not sure how to convey this, by I have OCD, and certain things drive me up a wall (open drawers…) But there is something very calming to me about absolute randomness built into my projects. I guess in a way, wood working which is never absolutely perfect, it helps me “deal” with it… or learn to live with it. What ever you want to call it, wood working is just as much therapeutic for me as it is tangible for the person I’m building.

.....boy… that makes me sound crazy…

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 04-10-2017 06:44 PM


... certain things drive me up a wall (open drawers…) But there is something very calming to me about absolute randomness built into my projects. I guess in a way, wood working which is never absolutely perfect, it helps me “deal” with it… or learn to live with it. What ever you want to call it, wood working is just as much therapeutic for me as it is tangible for the person I m building.

.....boy… that makes me sound crazy…

- Jeremy

NOT at all … I’m right there with you! I’m all about trying to get the proportions just right … while that knot, cat’s paw, or bow-tied crack sends the piece over the edge. Most folks avoid the blemishes … I try to accentuate them!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Jeremy

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#6 posted 04-10-2017 06:54 PM


NOT at all … I m right there with you! I m all about trying to get the proportions just right … while that knot, cat s paw, or bow-tied crack sends the piece over the edge. Most folks avoid the blemishes … I try to accentuate them!

- Ron Aylor

This was one of my biggest obstacles. I was always searching to find the “perfect” board. Un-blemished, no knots, perfect uniform grain. Then one day I’m working in the shop and have a “trash” black walnut board laying on the table saw. It had worm holes similar to this center piece. My wife walks in and “RAVES” about how much she loves the look of it and she cant wait to see me use it… from that point on I’ve tried to focus on accentuating these items (as long as they as sound building material). Some people do not like these pieces or cannot see the beauty in them. To be honest I’ve had my Grandfather ask me may times why I use these pieces. He is a very traditional builder and make gorgeous pieces and I owe a lot of my skill to him. It’s funny how we have hour long conversations discussing these “junk” pieces.

Come to think of it, I’ll always remember those conversations with him…..

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.

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papadan

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#7 posted 04-10-2017 06:59 PM


NOT at all … I m right there with you! I m all about trying to get the proportions just right … while that knot, cat s paw, or bow-tied crack sends the piece over the edge. Most folks avoid the blemishes … I try to accentuate them!

- Ron Aylor

This was one of my biggest obstacles. I was always searching to find the “perfect” board. Un-blemished, no knots, perfect uniform grain. Then one day I m working in the shop and have a “trash” black walnut board laying on the table saw. It had worm holes similar to this center piece. My wife walks in and “RAVES” about how much she loves the look of it and she cant wait to see me use it… from that point on I ve tried to focus on accentuating these items (as long as they as sound building material). Some people do not like these pieces or cannot see the beauty in them. To be honest I ve had my Grandfather ask me may times why I use these pieces. He is a very traditional builder and make gorgeous pieces and I owe a lot of my skill to him. It s funny how we have hour long conversations discussing these “junk” pieces.

Come to think of it, I ll always remember those conversations with him…..

- Jeremy


Jeremy, I agree with you guys and love to use pieces of wood like that in my projects. That religious look as I call it. Holy,Holy, Holy!

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 12:25 PM

Nice project! I like the contrasting wood and and colors.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jeremy

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 12:37 PM


Jeremy, I agree with you guys and love to use pieces of wood like that in my projects. That religious look as I call it. Holy,Holy, Holy!

- papadan

Thank you, and this makes much more sense now… I was stumped for a bit…. but then again that’s not hard to do


Nice project! I like the contrasting wood and and colors.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thank you!

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.

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