|Project by FlawlessCowboy||posted 08-21-2012 04:45 PM||956 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
This is my first project posted on Lumberjocks. I have decided that posting to the world and getting feedback is probably one of the better ways to improve one’s skills. Tally ho!
My wife saw an idea online about using an old towel rack and shower curtain hooks to hang necklaces. This is my take on it using some scraps around the shop. Walnut and what I think are birch dowels are the materials used, with the finish being Watco Danish Oil. No glue has harmed in this production. The hooks are what she picked up at Walmart. I would prefer something in brushed nickel, but this is what they had in a double hook.
I also used scrapers as an exclusive finishing tool for this project – no sandpaper was used. The rounded edges of the walnut were tough to do. Any advice for using a scraper on convex edges?
I called it V1 as I need to make a twin for it. However, I would like to tweak some things before working on it. I came up with a decent way to hide the hangers that screw it to the wall, but it will be tough to remove it. I had to use a fine adjustment tool to slide the faceplate over the dowels to cover the screws and I don’t think I could pry it off without causing some damage to the walnut. If (when) the need arises, I think I would cut the smaller dowel legs in order to only have to pry the faceplate off a short distance. I am thinking that slightly larger holes may be in order, or perhaps to use sandpaper to “taper” part of the dowels.
I discovered three things: I would really like a floor model drill press, my old Delta 8 has seen better days, and that a drill press table needs to be built.
Any comments and critiques welcome!