Craftsman Quilt Rack (x3) #1: Getting Started

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Blog entry by Bret posted 04-05-2009 09:15 PM 1215 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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For my first hardwood project, I’ve decided to honor my lovely wife who lets me spend countless hours in the garage playing around. She’s a budding quilter, so I’m going to build 3 matching quilt racks—one for her, one for her quilting buddy, and one for my mother who also quilts.

As of today, I’ve got a bunch of 3/4 thick white oak sitting in my lumber rack and wishing I had a jointer and planer to work with it. Fortunately, I have a friend who’s a much more experienced woodworker who’s going to come over, look at the wood with me, and I hope give me some guidance over what to do next—cut to rough sizes then mill or mill, then cut to rough size.

This will also mark the first project with my new Craftsman 21806 table saw, as recommended by Wood magazine in their most recent issue. I wish I had the garage space for a cabinet saw, but until I do this portable will have to do.

My in-laws are visiting for a week starting Wednesday, so it may be some time before I have anything worth reporting to share.

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 12:19 AM

Sounds like a good project.

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