Step One: Gather materials.
- Band saw.
- Hand saw.
- Sandpaper (Benchtop sander is easier for some parts, but not necessary).
- Table saw.
- 12 Dowels.
- 2 Sets of wood (to make the hands).
- 2 Keyhole hangers.
- Pocket hole jig, or something to make sure the dowels are going in straight.
Step Two: Starting With the Hands.
- Use 2 sets of wood for the hands.
- Wood size (LxWxH): 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches X 5.5 feet.
- After drawing out the shape, cut the spaces between the fingers at about 5-6 millimeters each on the bandsaw.
Step Three: Cut out the side profile of the hand, make sure to measure the user’s bike and make the area that holds the frame 1/8 - ¼ inches bigger then the top bar of the bike frame. Note: This step is not in the video.
Step Four: Finishing.
- Sand everything down to 220 grit and use whatever finish preferred. Poly Finish pictured. Use a thin piece of wood wrapped in sand paper to smooth out between the fingers. Use a rounded piece of wood to sand between the thumb and the fingers.
Step Five: The Wall Mount.
- The wall mount is made with a 9 x 9-inch back panel and 6 x 11.5-inch horizontal piece. Note: As shown in the video, the 6 inches plus the depth of the hand made the bike sit 8 inches off the wall.
Step Six (optional): Use a pocket hole jig to get the dowel holes in the right place.
Step Seven: Mount the hands using the pocket hole jig and dowels.
- Do some extra measurements here because the last thing the user wants is for the hands to be a little off.
Step Eight: Hanging.
- Embed two Keyhole Hangers, one on the top and one on the bottom.
Step 8: Finished.