Runners Bib and Medal Display Rack

One of my wife’s coworkers is an avid race runner. She commissioned me to make her a display rack for her race bibs and medals.

Made from a piece of stained pine (1"x 3’ x 10") with custom lettering and bible verses laser engraved and cut from 1/8" baltic birch ply. Everything has a gloss lacquer finish. 56 brass L hooks (35mm) for hanging medals and another 2 to hang bibs.

Made and attached a French cleat for hanging the rack.

The holes for the L hooks were pre drilled using my drill press. To save time, and my fingertips, I started all the hooks a few turns by hand. I then chucked a small diameter eye hook into my cordless drill and used that to quickly and easily drive the hooks the rest of the way in.

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Very nice! Clever idea to use the eye hook! Looks like a run away success! :wink:

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Nicely done project!

Every new project deserves a new tool:


I use this for wing nuts and screw eyes…

@HalfNormal needs one of these!

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Ah, cool. Got a couple of requests to make more of these display racks so I just ordered one. With the hex shank I can use my cordless screwdriver instead of the heavier drill.

I have a lot of old sockets I could just take a hacksaw to!

I do have one of these though

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