|Project by captkerk||posted 04-28-2011 12:51 AM||1721 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
After someone intentionally removed the luggage hook from my rollerbag at the start of my last trip, it became time to find a replacement. Sure, I could have just bought a new one, but this was a little more fun. I laminated two pieces of purpleheart to two pieces of ambrosia maple and one piece of walnut then cut out a shape I sketched on paper. I was worried about strength so that’s why it’s so bulky (I probably could have gotten away with something a bit slimmer). I cut a mortise with a 1/4” spiral router bit and then drilled a 3/16th hole through the side so I could run in a piece of metal rod through the loop in the nylon strap. Finish is only some BLO so it can be retouched when necessary.