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I made these two hooks for hanging garden tools, not coats from. I wanted multiple prongs.

The original wood came from a series box hedging plants that we removed this spring, to expand our main vegetable area. The removal had been a huge success. Not only did we get more area, but we had under estimated the impact the roots of the bushes were having on the growing area - both taking moisture, and harbouring perennial weeds.

Box is incredibly hard wood, and the bark was very very hard to remove, with a tiny sliver at a time. The multiple branches added extra complication, as there were so many awkward crotches. Tools used were a pruning saw, belt knife and some sand paper for a finishing buff.

Edit - please ignore the slug traps in the pictures. They are not mine, my mum insists on using them for her potted hostas. They are not a poison. I think they work with some kind of fermenting liquid lure.

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One of the two. Multiple hooks on one piece
One of the two. Multiple hooks on one piece
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I flattened the back on both.
I flattened the back on both.
 
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Hey Mike, can you post the rest of the required pictures?

To get certified for this BB, post three pics.  

 - Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
 - Progress about half way through, with the hand tools you have decided to use for this
 - Final product  

 
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I did this project ages ago, not knowing what the BB requirements were, so I don’t have the prior to starting picture :(

Might be easier to start over. I’d be a lot quicker second time, with different wood.
 
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