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Project by Napaman posted 03-31-2012 09:01 PM 1573 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this simple little hat rack last weekend out of red oak scraps I picked up out of the Rockler Scrap bin a couple months ago…the goal was to clear off my dresser top since my hats took so much room…I love hats and I have a growing bald spot to prove it…

I decided to add the shelf so that I could finally display my teacher of the year memorabilia that had been gathering dust since last year…

I turned the hat hangers/knobs my self out of some scrap walnut…they are not all the same…which I like…they actually took the most time…

I finished it in BLO (boiled linseed oil) which was nice and easy…but boy it still smells a week later…so I think I rubbed too much on (?)...

Matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007





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majeagle1

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 09:10 PM

Great little project Matt and glad to see the LJ’s hat and congrats on Teacher of the Year for 2011!!!
I’m like you ….... that growing bald spot just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year…. I need one of
these racks myself!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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lew

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 09:35 PM

Nice, Matt! You think it might work for me?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 09:35 PM

Hi Matt,

Nice job on the hat rack, and a big congratulations on the teacher of the year award.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Napaman

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 09:49 PM

Thanks guys!

And Lew—-YES—-you need a hat rack…I am curious why you have a pepper shaker next to the stack…is that because you are an old salt?

Thanks Lee…it was a super nice honor…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 10:04 PM

Uh, yeah, one of those might be in order here…
and there are three or four in each stack…
(nice job Matt)

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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lew

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#6 posted 04-01-2012 12:14 AM

Matt,
That’s an old retired version. One of my first. Don’t have the heart to throw it away.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jack1

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#7 posted 04-01-2012 07:23 PM

This is one of the only times I can say “NICE RACK” without getting in trouble…

Kinda like my requesting people not to say “HI Jack” in the airport whey they see me.

:0)

Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 04-02-2012 01:46 AM

Nice hat rack, Matt.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Shopsmithtom

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 01:48 AM

Hey Matt, shouldn’t there be some kind of ship’s captain hat on that rack? I haven’t been around this site for a while, but I had to drop by when I saw the project notifier thingie. Hope all is well. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 04-04-2012 11:25 AM

Nice hat rack Matt, & congrats on making teacher of the year!

If you don’t like the smell of BLO, try some Walnut oil.

BLO bothers Barb’s allergies!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Napaman

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#11 posted 04-04-2012 10:11 PM

Tom…SO TRUE…okay—-when I finally finish ONE of the TWO boats I am building I not only expect a collection to be taken up by all the jocks for a captains hat—-but a WHOLE sailors outfit…AND I WILL WEAR IT…

Dick…goood idea on the walnut oil…I have some…and thanks for the congrats! I am glad you remembered (but you are not 85 yet)...

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Shopsmithtom

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#12 posted 04-04-2012 11:34 PM

Re: the BLO Assuming you wiped off all the excess, and then maybe a day later rubbed it off again, the smell should dissipate. You also could, wipe on a coat of poly to seal it.
Also, if there’s any way you could let me know when the pics of you in a sailors suit show up, I’d appreciate it. -Tom

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Napaman

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#13 posted 04-04-2012 11:42 PM

Tom—-you missed the cue——all you old guys who have been on me about the boat need to take up a collection for the sailor hat and suit…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Shopsmithtom

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#14 posted 04-04-2012 11:49 PM

I didn’t miss the cue…I just ignored it. (Old guys???)

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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