Bow-tie Coat Rack

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Project by Dave posted 01-05-2012 12:54 AM 3179 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a coat rack that my wife asked for. I was reaching for a country – whimsical look. The two main boards are wormy walnut. All the rest is cherry. The finish is poly, mineral spirits and BLO. I took some concrete nails and heated the ends cherry red then whacked them with my hammer to give then a old look. The bow- ties and hangers are not even or square, on purpose. Also I wanted the cracks, knots and blemishes to stand out.
Now I already posted a video on the making of the bowties. So if you have seen it I am sorry for the double post.
My wife gave me a thumb’s up. I hope you like it and thank you for your time;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 01:04 AM

Very nice project Dave. It looks great and has the rustic look. I was wondering what it was after seeing your video.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 01:32 AM

Thanks for making the video. I will use it on an upcoming project. Quick question: How much should I expect the bowtie to shrink if I use it to join dissimilar wood? I think you got me onto something here. Thanks Sir!

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 01:51 AM

As always thanks Mike. She didn’t figure it would be 4 foot long. Now we have to figure out where to hang it.
Hybrid thank you for the complement. Hopefully it wont shrink. You have to be sure your wood is acclimated to your shop. At least a couple of months. I know what the humidity is like down there. You have to check and see if the hardness of the wood’s are close. I mixed cherry [janka 950] with walnut [janka 1010]. I should be fine. I hope I have answered your question.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 01:58 AM

Cool design Dave .If you got the thumbs up from the boss that’s all that count’s. I agree with you on the bow tie issue,if the woods dry there should be a problem.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 02:07 AM

Thank you Jim. You have to keep the better half happy. I have been trying for 2 months to get MY project finished, I am almost there.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 03:14 AM

Totally excellent! And the movie’s director should be nominated for at least a Golden Globe! What software did the transitions in your movie? Great stuff, Super.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 03:15 AM

Hey Dave – this is great – square cut nails, worm holes and knots…..Nice job on the video..I gotta get me a No. 71…..could have used it today…..that is a sweet plane. Thanks for sharing…


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#8 posted 01-05-2012 03:20 AM

Nice job Dave, like the bowties. Going to have to try the sometime.

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#9 posted 01-05-2012 03:41 AM

Smitty why thank you kind sir.. Thanks for the nomination. I used imovie, mac’s are so simple to use. I took 10 minutes to make and 3 hours to export then upload it to YouTube. I learned to make it, click upload and go to bed;)
Hello Jeff, I got the nail trick from popular woodworking. I use them for there look. They look great on a picture frame etc.. Thanks for the comment on my 71, I paid $19.06 for that one. That was the first bid on eBay I learned how to snipe on.
Thank you ShaneA, ya have to give them a try they are fun.

Thanks guys, a lot.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#10 posted 01-05-2012 10:59 AM

Great work, Ill have to ck out the video as I’m getting ready to make some bow-ties for and outdoor dinning table that I’m making. Looks great and I like the offset.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 01-05-2012 01:42 PM

Thank ya Ken.There fun to build. I hope you enjoy it as well.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#12 posted 01-05-2012 04:15 PM

Great job!! Thanks for the video.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#13 posted 01-05-2012 06:20 PM

Dave, great job editing out all the colorful language in the video, that is really an accomplishment. Oh yes, and the coat rack looks nice.

I guess we should do a co-op video sometime, maybe on how to grow a woodworker’s beard… and how to use it to strop chisels….

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#14 posted 01-05-2012 07:20 PM

Your welcome workerinwood, thank you.
KTMM that made me laugh out loud. Funny stuff;)
Colorful language, who me? Not Dave….......
You aught to be around when I have 10 or 12 hours in a project and mess up. The cats even leave the yard!
I’m not dullin my chisels on my beard.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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