|Project by Brewjar||posted 04-12-2014 04:17 PM||888 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is actually my third attempt at making a Stetson Hat Rack, with each time changing the router template. The other two had some flaws which were covered up.
I used “premium pine” and wenge.
I used oak on my first attempt and proved difficult. I thought at the time it was because oak was too hard, but realized my template procedure was off. I dug into the the diagonal portion of the middle. I used some wood filler and plugged the holes. Because of that, I am currently painting it with enamel paint in the ACU colors. Not finished yet. This will be a gift to one of my coworkers once I’m done.
My second attempt was using the pine and wenge combo, with the wenge running vertically. On the bottom portion, router router dug in a little deeper then the rest. It took a few hours with a cheap hand planer iron to scrape it even. That was given to another coworker as a gift as well.
This latest one had minimal scraping and decided to run the wenge parallel to the diagonal “bar.”
The aluminum plate was etched using my wife’s cricut and a engraving tip ( http://www.amychomas.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19&products_id=106 ). Not a professional quality, but it works for me.
Thanks for looking