Coat rail

Here’s my finished and finally installed coat rail, which I started in my class at Hammersmith but finished off the final bits at the makerspace. It’s beech, with reclaimed sapele edging and pegs

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Nice curving, how did you achieve it, especially the sapele?

Hi Afshin,
To cut the beech I made a template in mdf with bandsaw and a spokeshave, then cut the beech to the template with a router. Then I made a counterpart template in mdf to match the curve on the beech and used it to cut the sapele with a router to fit against the beech; then after gluing together I used the original template to cut the outside edge of the sapele. The most critical part was making the counterpart template as accurately as possible, to get a tight joint against the beech.
Ian

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Very nice work Ian, it looks fantastic. Do you have any idea how many hours it took in total?

Thanks!
Really hard to say as I was doing it in bits and pieces over a few months, and also as I was feeling my way with techniques I hadn’t done before. 2nd time round it would be quite quick especially as I have the templates!