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Luggage hook

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Project by captkerk posted 1191 days ago 1620 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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#1 posted 1191 days ago

Very nice craftsmanship.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 1191 days ago

Very nice looking luggage hook, and I love that beautiful little crumbcrusher that is trying to add
those crisp crumbs to your luggage, I think she is almost as cute as my great-grandaughter. Thank
you for sharing your work and family, and for showing us what that luggage hook is used for.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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