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Weekend Project

December 28th, 2012 Posted in The wife and I

So with a new member of the family due in about nine months, my projects list has been accelerated.  I have a table to make, a buffet and now TWO steamer trunks!  Now, I do have nine months to do it all, but even with that, add in the grip making, normal job and it comes out to no weekends for me for a while!

With that acceleration has come new tools such as a new Dewalt 18 volt drill, a Dewalt Planer and a Dewalt Biscuit Jointer.  Yeah, it’s terrible that I had to get them, but I’ll muddle through, I promise.

Anyway, knowing that I have to get started ASAP on it all I went down to my local blue box hardware store and grabbed them, but as I wandered among the tools picking and choosing what would come home with me I remembered that the wife was wanting a coat hanger in the front entry.  I already had some scrap wood at home that was about the right size, all I needed was a drill (which was in the cart – old one is dead at home) and some hangers.

I found some for about $4 a piece, so I grabbed four of them and then finally escaped with some of my wallet intact – not a lot mind you, but some.

Got home and then got to work.  A few simple cuts and a pass on the router followed up by staining and drying overnight and we have this, the perfect quick project that will make your wife very happy indeed.

coat-hanger

Photo isn’t great, did it with the phone – really need a new camera, but there it is.

**UPDATE**

Redid the photo

 

 

2 Responses to “Weekend Project”

  1. ZerCool Says:

    Color me jealous. :) I got an entry-level table saw for Christmas (I asked for it) and I’m thinking about a benchtop drill press. A planer would be wonderful – once I have the shop to put it in. :-D


  2. Instinct Says:

    A benchtop drill press is very nice. I have a Skil one that is pretty much perfect for everything I do.

    I’m needing to save for a benchtop planer. The hand one is very nice for cleanup and working on large surfaces, but for planing a board to size the benchtop one is best.

    My shop is the garage – one day I’ll have a real space, but for now…


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