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Personalized coat hanger - Made at TechShop

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My daughter showed me an example of this sort of hanger and asked me to make them for her bride's maids. It costs almost nothing, takes basic tools, an it's easier than you might think. 

It was a perfect project to make at TechShop.
 
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Step 1: Tools and materials

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TOOLS AND MATERIEALS:
+ Wooden coat hanger
+ 12 gage galvanized wire (5/64")
+ Pliers
+ Paper / marker (or printer)
+ drill and bit (slightly larger than the wire [7/64"])
+ ruler and pencil
+ A file polish the ends of the wire
+ A name or word

Step 2: Start bending the wire 8" from the end

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Start by straightening at lease 5 feet of wire, and cutting if free from the coil. That seems like a lot of wire, but trust me... you'd rather have too much than run short at the end.

Then make your first bend about 8" from the end of the wire following your template. Using your plyers and hands keep following the template as much as possible. I never get it perfect; just keep an eye on the size of the letters and the baseline.

HINT: it's much easier to spin the paper around than to chase the wire.

Step 3: Drill the hanger

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You have to drill the holes symetrically from the center; so measure from base of the hanger hook the same distance on each side, and make a mark. I also put a pencil line across the hanger to make it easier to drill.

Use a bit that's slightly larger than the wrire so the wire will slip though easily.

HINT: Drill from the top down because you care about the centering and finish of the hole on the top more than on the bottom.  
O2makeit1 year ago
I like it!!!
I love this! Nice job! It would make a nice sign for my business! May have to try one.
astrofolk1 year ago
I think it looks cool without the beads, too!
HollyMann1 year ago
This looks great! I love it!