In a few days i will be starting college (im 16) and i had to buy suits and ties, having worn school uniform for the whole of my school life i don't have anywhere to keep my ties.
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
First we need to cut the bamboo, we need one 20 cm section and then three 10 cm ones.
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
Now we have our sections we can file the ends so that they fit nicely to the vertical section.
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 !!
Now we have all our bamboo cut and shaped we can glue it together !
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
Ok now our glue is drying we can make 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
I didn't want a tacky grey plastic hook so i used some black electrical tape to cover up the eye-sore
You could paint it or just use a nicely coloured hanger in the first place :P
Step 7: Attatch Hook to the Bamboo
Now we have made our hook and our glue has dried we can attach the hook to the bamboo.
I used a blob of hot glue and some electrical tape to do this.
Now you have finished the Tie-Rack !! Go to the next step to see some tie hanging styles :P
Step 8: Hang Your Ties !
Look at the pictures !!
Step 9: The End
Well that's the end of the instructable, i hope you liked it !
Leave a comment and check out my other 'ibles !
Thanks :D =SMART=
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