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Offline Kep

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Coat Hook / Key Rack
« on: February 20, 2012, 01:48:56 PM »
Ive been wanting to make a coat rack for the house and the work shop for some time now, as i get fed up with coats and jackets draped over the backs of chairs or lain down on the floor in the house and when I'm down the workshop im always moving my jumper around from one area to another as i get and replace tools.




 So today i fixed that particular problem by making a couple of coat racks, the racks are made of pared down Ash that was then smoothed down using a very sharp draw knife,  they have Hazel pegs to accept the jackets and coats and are secured to the board by way of a tenon joint, the ends of the pegs are rounded off on both sides, so coats cant fall off or get snagged on a  square edge, securement is by two counter sunk holes that will accept a couple of small screws.

 They work well and will alleviate the need for people to use chair backs as coat hangers, i also made a couple of smaller ones to use as key/tool/spoon/towel rack.




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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 02:03:37 PM »
I made something similar in scouts, though not with carved pegs.. Used old rail spikes.

Yours looks much better. :)
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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 02:24:41 PM »
that is awesome Kep!! i need to make one of those for my shop to hang my grinder belts on!
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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 02:36:25 PM »
Nice  work as always  Buddy
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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 02:42:38 PM »
I'm always impressed with your work Kep... I love the hand-tooled workmanship!

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 02:51:51 PM »
Looks great Kep! You could make a fortune outfitting wealthy folks' vacation cabins here in the US. These rustic handmade furnishings are perfect for woodsy retreats.

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 03:04:00 PM »
Cheers guys, starting work on the next project tomorrow, keep you posted :)

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 03:14:11 PM »
Looks great can't wait to see more stuff. I love rustic wood projects.
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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 03:43:35 PM »
I've been missing seeing your woodworking.     PW is right.. folks even here in MN would go gaga over items like that for cabins.  :)   

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 02:03:10 AM »
cheers people, i made eight of these yesterday, some with one peg, some with two, three and four, i have couple of events coming up locally so am hoping these might sell on my stand/booth, question is, how much would you happily pay for one?, i have price point set but without telling you what it is, id be interested to know what you would consider to be reasonable.

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 06:51:43 AM »
My gut reaction = $30.

Ps. I am so happy to see your work again! Thank you for posting!
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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 09:07:02 AM »
My gut reaction = $30.

Ps. I am so happy to see your work again! Thank you for posting!

Cheers Mr T, $30.0 really?, wow, i need to put my prices up, i was thinking $12.00 plus shipping

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012, 09:30:00 AM »
Nice piece of work!
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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 02:32:43 PM »
There is a guy here with consignment shop who makes knick-knacks from mill draw.  He makes those hangers from the outer bark section, buys CHEAP spindles, glues it together and sells them for $25.00 and can't keep them in stock!  If it's the smooth side, he'll paint your name for an extra charge.

Yes, you need to raise your prices!  You can always come down if needed.

I'll PM you with another idea you might like....

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 02:41:12 PM »
There is a guy here with consignment shop who makes knick-knacks from mill draw.  He makes those hangers from the outer bark section, buys CHEAP spindles, glues it together and sells them for $25.00 and can't keep them in stock!  If it's the smooth side, he'll paint your name for an extra charge.

Yes, you need to raise your prices!  You can always come down if needed.

I'll PM you with another idea you might like....

Thats incredible, $25.00 and it's only glued :o man alive i need to put my price up indeed, wonder how much he would charge for one that was paired down from a log, smoothed with a draw knife and cabinet scrapers, then tenon's made and cut, the pegs are made from smaller branches that have been rounded and smoothed, a lot of work for such a simple looking thing really.

Look forward to the PM

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2012, 02:51:58 PM »
I just looked at the picture and it gave me an idea.

It sort of reminds me of a cribbage board!

Could you make and sell any of those? Does anybody play cribbage anymore?

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2012, 03:04:07 PM »
I just looked at the picture and it gave me an idea.

It sort of reminds me of a cribbage board!

Could you make and sell any of those? Does anybody play cribbage anymore?

Theres another idea - keep em coming.

I have a really old Cribbage board, ivory pegs and ivory & ebony & tortoise shell inlays on the board itself, not played for a long time though

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Re: Coat Hook / Key Rack
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 04:15:12 PM »
Sounds like a lovely piece of cribbage history!
I love the game but rarely play because nobody plays it.

Get that board out and teach those lads of yours!
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