Driftwood rack with bronze olive leaves

Justin-oliveleaf

In mid-May, we received an order for five olive leaf hangers to be installed on a driftwood towel rack for outdoor use. After a brief correspondence to check on size, etc., I spent an enjoyable afternoon in our metal shop. Starting with a sheet of silicon bronze, I cut out the leaves with a metal band saw, ground the edges with a belt sander, textured the surface, soldered the hooks that I had previously cut and shaped, drilled and beveled the screw hole, and polished the finished hangers before mailing them off. Recently, I received an message from Justin with a picture of his completed towel rack. It’s beautiful! And since he used treated driftwood, this will be something that he’ll use for decades to come. Thanks for sharing the picture!

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