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    Can you tell I like this spalted walnut (or that I've got a bunch of it!)?

    These coat racks sell fairly well in my "booth" - I've sold a total of 9 to date using 3 different patterns. 3/8 walnut with scrolled moose, glued to cherry stained poplar (3/4"_ for a backer. Pegs turned on my lathe out of maple. Cut with FD-SR #5 blade. One coat of BLO, let cure for a couple days, then 3 coats Minwax Gloss Poly. Any and all comments/critiques welcome.

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    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

  • #2
    Hi Bear, Very nice coat rack, very rustic looking.
    Thanks for sharing
    Marsha
    LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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    • #3
      Bear I can imagine a lot of places I could hang that coat rack in my place, great job


      Daryl
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        Extremely awesome. I love it. However, it is much more involved than I would ever care to undertake. I am no carpenter. Actually. scrolling is the first thing I have found that I could actually do reasonably well when it involves wood. I envy you and your talent and ingenuity.
        Mike

        Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
        www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Minnesota scroller
          I envy you and your talent and ingenuity.
          Now I've been called A LOT of things....but never those two!

          These are sooooooooooooo simple. Tape 3 pieces of 3/8" wood together. Center pattern on top piece of wood. Tape over pattern. Drill about 10 holes. Spend 15 minutes scrolling. Untape. Sand. Cut poplar boards 2" shorter and 1" narrower than scrolled board. Sand. Stain. Glue up. Route out mounting holes in back. Apply BLO to glue ups and pegs. Let sit 2 or 3 days. Apply Varnish, allow to dry, repeat 2 more times. Drill 4 holes in each board. CA glue pegs. Place 2 1 5/8" wood screws in small baggie. Attach baggie to coat rack with $35 price tag. Sell all three. Start over. Total time on each over a 5 day period.........1 hour. Material cost - $8.00.

          You can also make them more "formal" looking with a crisp routed edge all around. They are really quite easy. Functional is what sells them, not talent or skill on my part (I have little to none)
          ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

          D. Platt

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          • #6
            WAY TOO MANY STEPS!
            Mike

            Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
            www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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            • #7
              Cool

              Another nicely done profit maker

              Nice work Barry,

              I like the rustic look of the edging, that's a style that goes very well in cottages.

              My question is how do they screw them to the walls of the igloos in Alaska? LOL


              Your friend,
              Marcel
              http://marleb.com
              DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

              NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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              • #8
                Thats great work Barry.

                Also thanks for the insite on pricing. Pricing has to be one of the hardest things to master.
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  Barry,
                  Now that's just kewl !
                  I keep re-reading your steps but it doesn't go together in my mind ( what is left of it ) ..doesn't matter though, I could doubtful achieve as nice a piece as that
                  Good job !
                  ...~Robert~
                  DW788 and Hawk 226

                  " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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                  • #10
                    Barry, thats just my kind of hat rack. very nicely finished. and your small turned pins are well done, wish i could do that. Someday. and i love the moose. and the differant color of it. i love the naturale wood, with the bark still in tack. is it hard to scroll with the bark still on. what do you do to keep it from coming off?? especialy while milling it. and sanding and so forth. thats always been something i wonted to do. your friend Evie

                    Edit, woops, after looking back , you didn't leave the bark on. but i would still like to know.

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                    • #11
                      Excellent work
                      Charlie
                      "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                      Craftsman 18in. 21609

                      http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                      • #12
                        Don't feel bad Evie......I thought it was bark too
                        goes together better in my mind now anyway
                        ...~Robert~
                        DW788 and Hawk 226

                        " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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                        • #13
                          Great looking work Bear, ya gotta love that walnut! It is just perfect for this project.
                          Bill

                          DeWalt 788



                          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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                          • #14
                            Thanks but you folks are too kind.

                            As for the "bark" - it is not on the edge. the inner layer is still there, varnished in place.

                            Your best bet to get the bark to stick during and after the milling/drying is to harvest the tree during the winter/early spring. If it starts to come off, super glue (CA glue) makes it stay put!
                            ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                            D. Platt

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                            • #15
                              Berry, sorry about the misconseption. and thanks for the impho anyway.

                              Your best bet to get the bark to stick during and after the milling/drying is to harvest the tree during the winter/early spring. If it starts to come off, super glue (CA glue) makes it stay put!

                              Ok another quistion. if the bark comes off. do you clean the area where it was , then glue. or just glue it. your hat rack is awsume. even without the bark. your friend Evie

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