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Simple Hat rack for ball caps

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Project by Walt posted 04-06-2012 07:41 PM 2212 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a better place for my hats. They no longer were tolerated in the laundry room. This is made out of poplar and has a boiled linseed oil and urathaine finish

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com





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D_Allen

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 01:04 AM

Thank you Walt. I like this idea. Great looking piece too.
Did you carve the piece in the middle?
Mine are always falling off of the regular hooks.
Is there any particular size for the slots?

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Walt

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 03:44 PM

D The carved piece is an applicae purchased from Lowes. I did trace the out line and removed about 1/16 of an inch so the piece would appear to be part of the wood. Took some time but I liked the result.

The holes are 1 7/8 inch and the slot angle is 60 decrees I believe. The button on top of most ball caps keeps the hat facing forward and in place. The entire piece is made of 3/4 poplar. I made one for my sons girlfriend’s father an stained it walnut. I really like that one I will see If I can find a picture and add it.

I have posted it on the projects

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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brianneum

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 02:33 AM

I like the idea and I was wondering what is the spacing between the holes

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Walt

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 08:04 PM

branneum
The spacing between the holes ie 2.5 inches

When I did mine I laid out the holes on one side and used carpet tape to secure the two sides then drilled the holes with a forsner bit. Then I laid out the angles and cut them on a band saw while still secured togather. This make the sanding and finishing of the holes and angels much better. I have used two methods to secure the sides. First was a brad nailer and the second (the preferred method) was to use a good quality wood glue.
Good luck . I have made several for Christmas Presents

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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brianneum

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#5 posted 12-11-2012 01:48 AM

ok thank you and the opening is what 3/4” to an inch

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Walt

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 03:01 PM

The holes are 1 7/8 drilled with a Forsner bit.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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