After getting a pasta making machine (basically just a device with some rollers, some cutters and a hand crank that allows you to roll out the pasta dough to a perfectly thin profile, and cut the pasta into linguine or other strip uniformly), I needed a place to allow the home made pasta to dry out. A countertop works, but real estate is at a premium. So I came up with this:
The piece was made from Maple. The stem is joined to the base via a mortise and tenon joint. The stem is hand planed to an octagonal shape. There are eight dowels made from square stock and various hand planes. The holes were drilled with a brace and bit. Lastly, I finished it with 4 coats of water based Varathane.