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That would be great I'd appreciate it!
my email is tripleasg@[sign in to see URL]
thanks!
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That's the only problem with offering help, when someone accepts it you actually have to pony up! ROFL! Let me dig around and see if I can find those templates. Glad to see someone else taking on this task. The closet is an awesome addition to the cave.

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actually don't sweat it, i think I've got it figured out. the angle will have to be just right... for this closet.

question: center hole is like a half inch larger isn't it?

my wife and i have come to a consensus on the exterior... she wins! :raiseeybrow

it will look very subdued, like a piece of normal furniture... with brass handles. :lol

i get to put it in the corner of our bedroom on my side of the bed. emoticon

next to my gunsafe :toocool
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Love seeing another closet. Your top trim looks great and the wood is overall very clean and smooth. For mine I went the "roughed up antique" route. I spent a couple of years on it before ever seeing those aforelinked reference photos, but when I did I decided to work on my outer doors more and add the giant ring. Now I'm working on the sides.

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And then maybe I'll think about actually building functional wooden gears connected to the handles that unlock it.

For handles, I used and recommend [sign in to see URL] There's a ton to look through and decide. I think mine are pewter, painted to match the brass chinese medallion I welded them to.

For metal shelves, you will definitely want to contact a company in Washington state called K & K Industries <[sign in to see URL]> They fabricated my shelves in steel based on the design I sent them, and $120 and 7 days later they were at my door ready to paint and mount. 110% happy with them. I've obsessed over my closet since about 2006 so I can answer any other questions you might have (automatic overhead lighting, etc.)


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Greg your closet was actually my inspiration! :up
how did you mount the torso and cowl?
if you look at my pics i used a wooden "L" shaped dowel and a hanger.
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The cowl holder has 3 parts:

- A [ shaped drawer handle attached to the wall, with a short peg drilled into it

- A hollow steel bar that sits on that peg

- A Smooth-On foam dome attached to the other end of the bar, to fill out the cowl

And then a piece of black cloth to cover the foam dome so the eyes and mouth are blacked out. The vertical steel bar sits on a peg, rather than being permanently attached to the handle so I can remove the cowl easily, with no worries about stretching it, stressing out the hanger, or scraping the ears on the ceiling of the closet.

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I fold the cowl tail underneath, and facing directly at it, and angle the cowl down just slightly enough to hide the fixtures. You don't see any of the hardware that supports it. Gives a great eerie floating effect.

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Torso hanger is dead simple. Just a men's shirt form with a hole drilled through it, and a 5/8" threaded steel rod inserted all the way through the closet back wall through the inside of the torso form. Secured with brass nuts. I'm still waiting on my new torso, but I chose the shirt firm instead of just a hanger so the chest would barrel out boldly instead of sag. When I see how it hangs I may add metal armatures to support the top halves of the arms and direct the angle of the forearms.

The torso hanger was on ebay for $9.

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do you remember what key words you used to find that torso hanger?

so far i'm striking out. :huh
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Men's jersey shirt form

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Here it is. I believe that photo is even of the one I got, but he has several more. I don't know why it's up to $25 now, but it's not a bad price if you don't mind a few scuff marks.

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Greg, the new look on your cabinet is stunning! Add another project to my [sign in to see URL] my closet.

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