Saturday, December 22, 2018

A towel rack

A good customer and friend had a request for a quick little project . He had a nasty old piece of cherry and an old lobster pot mahogany runner he wanted me to make in to a towel rack for the wife .
I forgot to take photos before I started , but here is the end result .
 Ripped the cherry plank down to three and a half inches wide and ran it through the thickness planer and jointer to clean it up .
 Trimmed it to match the thirty six inch length of the lobster pot runner .
 Ran the router around it ,  drilled some holes , and hit it with some 150 grit sandpaper .
A couple of 5/8ths inch maple dowels fit snug enough to need no glue .
A quick wipe with some stain and some Johnson's clear paste wax to bring the cherry back to life .
There , that should make the missus happy .


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    1. Trouble is the "Artiste" label is a bit highfalutin for this slob.

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    1. Yea, I like it, trouble is MY wife saw it and now she wants one too.

  3. I like the contrast, M! And Merry Christmas to you both!

    1. Yea the combination of cherry, maple and mahogany made it all pop. Wish I'd taken a shot of the junk I started with. It was fun to make. Merry Christmas to you too Glen.

  4. Love it. That really works well.
    Hope you managed to have a good Christmas.

    1. Hey Kev, thanks for stopping by. Christmas was, tolerable. . . for someone who does not really deal with choreographed happiness all that well. All major family conflict and crisis were averted. I am glad all the rigmarole is over and I can hide back in my cave again. I seen your new kitchen, you've done a swell job of it. That was one mad dash to get it done for the festivities. I don't know how you do it.