Necklace rack with shelf

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Project by sfrenchfry posted 02-27-2012 06:44 AM 1720 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project that my fiancee’s friend asked me to do. She had seen a necklace rack made with random knobs mounted to a plank, so she went out and bought 5 knobs and asked if I would build here something along those lines. I accepted the gig. I went through stock that I have accumulated over the years, and I came across some Walnut pen blanks, and some Walnut cutoff pieces. I had two pieces of Walnut that were about the same size but did not match in grain very well. So I cut one of them in half and put one on either side with a pen blank at each seam plus the ends.

Then I glued a bunch of pen blanks to create the shelf. I used my Bosch power planer to plane it down to the smooth surface. I used a Roman Ogee router bit around the outside edge of the wall plate and a 1/4” round-over router bit around the outside edge of the shelf. Did the glue up and sanded it from 100, 150, to 180 grit sandpaper. Finished it with a rub on Minwax Tung Oil. I hope she likes it.

-- TIme in the shop is time well spent.

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 07:54 AM

this is very cool and creative!

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 12:00 PM

Nice looking shelf, and very resourceful, I would have never thought of use the pen blanks.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 04:33 PM

I am sure she will love it
Really finely made

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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