A Rack For Her Glue (Gun): Part I
This project began many months ago when my wife, a crafter, pinned this glue gun rack to one of her Pinterest boards. When I saw it I figured it would be easy to make and improve upon, so I re-pinned it to my Neat Things Carolyn Would Like Me To Build board.
|The pin that started it the odyssey.|
Fast forward a few weeks from my initially seeing it and after a particularly rough day at work I declared that I would need some time alone to unwind and headed to the shop. That’s when I set to building my version of the glue gun rack.
I decided that the the glue gun rack I built would be an experiment in sculpted design. Specifically, I wanted to juxtapose a rigid, rectilinear design on two (2) edges, while creating a flowing, sculpted surface on the other two (2).
|Starting on the rack.|
I made the glue gun rack from some scraps of Walnut and Ebony I had on hand. As with any process, it began by milling the lumber flat and square. Then I did my basic layout.
|Figuring out where things will go.|
First, I glued the Ebony to a piece of Walnut to make a large billet. Then I used my Domino to make the mortises in all the pieces.
With the joinery done, I marked out the basic shapes on each piece, and rough cut them on my band saw.
|Rough shaping prior to assembly.|
Next time, we'll glue up and begin shaping.
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