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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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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Here is my submission for the Roundwood Woodworking - Sand - Make 2 Coat Hooks from a small branch crotch BB.
I brought in four pieces - two of which are Ponderosa pine and two are Douglas fir. While making one coat hook from each species, I discovered that I preferred to work with the fir so I made a third coat hook from it.
To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- The chunks of wood that I started with (2 photos)
- Progress about halfway through, with the hand tools you have decided to use for this
- Final products - three coat hooks need time to dry