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Project by Dusty56 posted 1541 days ago 2853 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Maple coat rack that I made for a local Chiropractor in return for a health favor that he gave to me back in 2008 . In these photos , It is hanging in the workout gym at his office for the patients to use. He moved from this location and I rehung it at his new gym in the entrance way , but didn’t take any new pix . I should have though , because the new resting place has a nicer paint color that makes the Maple show better. There is a lot of mixed / swirling grain along with the occasional Birdseye in this eight foot piece , but it was difficult to capture it all with my cheap Sony camera and the available lighting. The penny indicates the year and I put it where you see it because the swirling grain kept lifting in that one spot , so I bored into it with a 3/4” Forstner bit and super glued the penny in place. Probably not the ideal spot for it , but it worked for me at the time and everyone seems to like it : )

Once again , I thank Dr. Arnould for his kindness and also his wonderful staff members for helping me in my time of need : )
May God bless you all ,
Len

http://strongerafter40.com/aboutdrarnould.html Dr. Arnould has also authored the book : “Stronger After 40”

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!





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degoose

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#1 posted 1541 days ago

What a wonderful story and a great project…

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#2 posted 1541 days ago

Good story and build Len a super looking coat rack.

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#3 posted 1541 days ago

Nice finish on this one Dusty along with the story…BC

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OttoH

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#4 posted 1541 days ago

Got to love those barter deals, You get treatment and he get a coat rack (a heck of a nice one at that).

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Karson

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#5 posted 1541 days ago

Great job: I also like barter work. I made a puilpit for a sawmill owner and I ended up with 19” 12’ long cherry and some 16” boards also. I also traded a computer and software for about 4,000 bd ft of mixed hardwoods. The sawmill osner was selling the mill and anything left on the property on the day of the sale went to the new owner.

So my friend had nothing to loose by blessing me with some wood.

-- 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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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1541 days ago

Thank you , Gentlemen , for all of the nice comments / compliments…

Sorry if I misled you in any way …it wasn’t a real “barter” deal . Dr. Arnould provided the means for me to get better out of the kindness of his heart , and I in turn asked his staff members what I could do to “repay” him. He seemed pleasantly surprised with the outcome : )
Now I hear that he might need one for his main office as well. I’m waiting for feedback from his crew as to what size it needs to be and what type of wood .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 1541 days ago

Nice coat rack!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 1541 days ago

The hardware sets it all off perfectly

-- Norman

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1541 days ago

Thank you Matt : )

NormG , thank you for noticing and mentioning the hardware…I spent a lot of time searching for hooks that would hold up well in a public place but not look too industrial : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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ellen35

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#10 posted 1541 days ago

Nice coat rack, Len, I particularly like the grain showing so beautifully around the penny.
That was a nice touch… I wasn’t sure … I thought it might be his first penny… kind like restaurants post their first dollar!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 1541 days ago

Thanks for the compliment AND the laughter , Ellen : ) How’s the weather out there on the East Coast ? Gray , cool and humid here in the West…It would be a great day to be in the shop if I didn’t have all of this housework to do !! LOL Have a great weekend !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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RexMcKinnon

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#12 posted 1540 days ago

Nice coat rack. I love the penny idea to show the year of fabrication.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 1539 days ago

Thank you , Rex …I’ve been using that idea for toooo many years now on most of my projects other than cutting boards. Last year (2009) was tough though…I was unable to find a single 2009 penny even at the bank !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Druid

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#14 posted 1293 days ago

Hi Len,
Nicely done, and I like the penny. I have used the same “dating” method on my carvings for a number of years now, but there is one drawback. Since the pennies are not issued on January 1st each year, there is always a “waiting period” before they appear in use, like right now. In my area, they typically start to show up around late March, so the simple cure that I now have is to carve, mark, or stamp a ”+1” to the right of the penny (from the year previous to the carving being done). I figure that the Antiques Roadshow of the future should be able to figure that one out.
Keep up the excellent work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 1293 days ago

Hi Druid,
After not finding a single 2009 penny to use , I was told many reasons including one that said that it costs too much to produce pennies nowadays , so they are only going to make them every other year now…just a rumor as far as I know , but …maybe nickles from now on ? LOL
Thanks for commenting on my project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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