The tie racks in the shops didn't look very good/functional so i whirred up the creative department and i came up with this bamboo tie rack design.
Its really pretty easy to make and even if you don't wear ties it would be a great present for dads/granddads
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- About 80cm of bamboo
- 1 Coat hanger
- Some tissue or cloth
- Round-tipped File
Step 2: Cutting the bambo
Wrap the bamboo in cloth or a tissue so the clamp doesn't damage it.
Now simply cut the sections out !
(Try to get a clean cut, it looks better)
Step 3: Shaping and Filing
So again wrap the bamboo and clamp it in the vice.
Then get your round tipped file and shape the ends like in Picture 3 and 4
(file in the same direction as the grain of the wood to avoid splintering) <<< Very Important
Step 4: Glue it !!
Using Superglue or Hot-Glue glue around the tip of the bamboo and then hold in place so the glue can set.
Depending on what glue you use it could take a while to dry so check out my other instructables !!
Step 5: Making the hook
Clamp your coat hanger in the vice and saw off the two "arms" so it looks like Picture 3
Now saw off any excess plastic like in pictures 4,5
Step 6: Colour the hook
You could paint it or just use a nicely coloured hanger in the first place :P