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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in round wood working.

simply find a branch that has a crotch in it.   One part of the branch will be the part that attaches to the wall, and the other part will hold your coat!

Hand tools only.  Use green wood.  Peel all the bark.  Flatten the backing.  Round off the sharper edges.  Let dry before use.






Be safe when using your tools, work at your own risk, and enjoy building! :)

Requirements for this BB:

  - Flat mounting surface
  - Round off sharp edges
  - Hand tools only

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 used wood from Privet that grows everywhere at my property.

I always thought it was hard to cut down, and then I discovered the other day that it has very hard wood that makes it good for wood carving, so I decided to put my excess supply to good use!
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Cutting a hook
Cutting a hook
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Tools and wood pieces are cut
Tools and wood pieces are cut
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Loppers that i used
Loppers that i used
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Starting to carve the hooks
Starting to carve the hooks
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All finished
All finished
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As I was cleaning/organizing out garage, I realized I didn't have many ways to hang up all my garden tools. I thought these little little coat hangers might be just the thing.

So, I went up our hill to where we have holly going (that, in and of itself, was quite an adventure, as the kids wanted to come, and my daughter was having a hard time making it up the hill). I cut down a section of holly wood to use to make some coat hangers. I LOVE how dense the holly is, and it's a really neat white color, too.

I made four coat hooks, since that's how many I could get out of the holly I brought down. I made some with two branch-hooks on them, for extra storage of smaller tools.

I found my little spoon carving knife really handy for getting in the hard-to-reach areas between the trunk and branch.

I made the backs flat, so they don't roll and lie flat, but kept them thick because the wall they'll be going on is behind a deep work bench. The work bench is too deep for me to reach to the wall, so having these thicker will help me reach them.
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Holly for the hooks
Holly for the hooks
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Tools used to cut up the hooks
Tools used to cut up the hooks
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All dryed and ready to be sanded
All dryed and ready to be sanded
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Flatten the back so it sits better
Flatten the back so it sits better
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Another on of the backs
Another on of the backs
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Ken cut down a Fir tree with a bow saw for a BB so I used a couple branches to make some hooks. Now that I saw Nicoles post I wish I made more with what was available.
If Paul and Jocelyn would like, I'm thinking these might be installed in the classroom at the shop. If not I've got room for them.
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Raw materials
Raw materials
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Peeled hooks
Peeled hooks
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Cleaning up the backs for more surface area
Cleaning up the backs for more surface area
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All finished up hooks
All finished up hooks
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Snatched some trimmings off a shrub out front.

They’re pretty twisty. I’m curious how they’ll dry.
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Chunks.
Chunks.
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Bark peeled.
Bark peeled.
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Tacked up to dry.
Tacked up to dry.
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Before starting this BB I thought about what wood to use, and realized that there might still be some left from the apple wood I made my funky looking tasting spoon from !
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Starting hooks
Starting hooks
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Hooks peeled
Hooks peeled
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All finished hooks
All finished hooks
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I made two coat hooks at the 2019 PEP1 event!  Started with a branch off a fir that I cut down two days ago.  I cut the pieces to size and sawed the back off of them since the main branch was a bit thick for my tastes.  The bark peeled off since it was spring-ish and I just had to round the corners and smooth off the pin knots.
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Branch
Branch
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midway through
midway through
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All done
All done
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The small one is elm. The big one is an experiment with privet. Privet tends to check a lot.
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The raw materials
The raw materials
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a Hook
a Hook
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Tools i have used
Tools i have used
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Flattened the back for mounting
Flattened the back for mounting
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All finished up
All finished up
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I'm short of coat hooks, and I've got a tree...
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Trimmed these off the leftover evergreens I cleared for a friend
Trimmed these off the leftover evergreens I cleared for a friend
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Halfway through
Halfway through
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Finished, I'm going to confer with my son where they should go
Finished, I'm going to confer with my son where they should go
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2 coat hooks from small branch crotch round wood bb!
This is from the neighbors magnolia that blew over in last weeks storms.

Used a buck saw to remove my pieces a froe and wooden mallet to smooth out the backend a small carving knife for shaping the edges and removing the bark.

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Chunks of wood
Chunks of wood
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Halfway
Halfway
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Finished product
Finished product
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