not going to tell anyone I woodwork anymore, seems everyone wants something built.
so where I eat lunch often, the owner, female, asked me if I could make her a rack to hold her brushes, she takes Chinese calligraphy courses.
(she is Asian, me, Im guessing Chinese calligraphy is much more complicated because of all the symbols, not sure)
she showed me pictures online, and I wanted to suggest , tell her its easier to purchase it online.
I caved, I told her sure.
took me approx. 3 hours total time.
instead of hooks, which would have cost me money to purchase, I have bags of wooden axles for toy cars(sometime ago I thought Id make some toys, but all the wheels, axles and parts are just sitting in a draw untouched), and they worked out perfect for pegs to hold the brushes.
a few mortise and tenons, cherry, and this is one coat of clear stain, one more coat of stain, then some spray lacquer.
I made an additional piece just in case she ever gets a really long brush and needs another couple of inches in height. (I made the rack one inch higher than the ones I saw online)
I questioned her about if she needed some fancy curves, or some scroll work, ofcourse she said no, just as well, curves equal a lot of time and effort.
this will do the job for her.
Im going to barter it for a few free lunches.
in my ten years woodworking, Id never of thought someone would ask me for a Chinese calligraphy brush rack. who knew.
not sure if this even qualifies for flatwork and its own thread. oh well. just keeping busy