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Forum topic by Matthew_S_R posted 09-15-2016 01:07 PM 254 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2016 01:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: fastener mounting design polar

I made this Wrist watch rack and i want to mount it flush against the wall without showing tape/nails…etc. It is only 3/4 inch wide. Thanks for the help!!!


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#1 posted 09-15-2016 02:12 PM

If I understand, you just want it mounted the way you’re holding it? If so, a couple of keyhole hangers will do the job simply and cheaply.

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#2 posted 09-15-2016 02:16 PM

Yep, keyhole hangers like this or use a keyhole router bit.

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 02:32 PM



If I understand, you just want it mounted the way you re holding it? If so, a couple of keyhole hangers will do the job simply and cheaply.

- HokieKen


Yep, keyhole hangers like this or use a keyhole router bit.

- bondogaposis

AGREED

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 04:17 PM

MatthewSR

There is nothing wrong with the keyhole hanger; hidden, simple, cheap and relatively quick to complete.

A much more involved solution is to route a stopped dovetail groove is a workpiece that would be fastened to the wall. A sliding tail is then routed in the watch holder to match the dovetailed groove. Routing the grove in the wall piece would be pretty easy. But with the project apparently already assembled, a lot of set up and test cuts would be needed to cut the mating tail in the watch holder.

A variation of the sliding dovetail is a capturing groove and mating tongue. The mating tongue is milled and applied to the wall edge of the watch holder. The capturing grove is formed in a wall plate. It could be formed by routing a slot in the shape shown or a deep stopped groove and shallow rabbeted shoulders could be routed. Then thin, narrow strips glued into the rabbeted recesses creating the center channel and the pair of capturing shoulders.

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 06:15 PM



MatthewSR

There is nothing wrong with the keyhole hanger; hidden, simple, cheap and relatively quick to complete.

A much more involved solution is to route a stopped dovetail groove is a workpiece that would be fastened to the wall. A sliding tail is then routed in the watch holder to match the dovetailed groove. Routing the grove in the wall piece would be pretty easy. But with the project apparently already assembled, a lot of set up and test cuts would be needed to cut the mating tail in the watch holder.

A variation of the sliding dovetail is a capturing groove and mating tongue. The mating tongue is milled and applied to the wall edge of the watch holder. The capturing grove is formed in a wall plate. It could be formed by routing a slot in the shape shown or a deep stopped groove and shallow rabbeted shoulders could be routed. Then thin, narrow strips glued into the rabbeted recesses creating the center channel and the pair of capturing shoulders.

- JBrow

While I appreciate your explanation anfor awesome diagram. I’m not nearly advanced enough for that type of work. Alas the keyhole Plate it is for me. Thanks all

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 07:09 PM

If you have a stud behind where you’re mounting it, see if you can get your hands on a festool dominoe machine. One of my favorite ways to flush mount anything. It basically creates a mortise and tenon joint. Nice & strong!

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#7 posted 09-15-2016 07:54 PM

Rip a slot the length of the mounting part of the bracket. Screw an L-shaped aluminum extrusion to the wall and put the slotted piece over the mounted L-bracket.

A couple of tiny pins will hold it in place.

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