Craftsman Quilt Rack (x3) #2: Construction almost complete

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Blog entry by Bret posted 06-14-2009 07:11 PM 1219 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting Started Part 2 of Craftsman Quilt Rack (x3) series Part 3: Almost done with finish sanding »

Well, construction of the first rack is nearly complete. I’ve got the sides done (except for inlaying a dark strip up the center of both sides to hide what would otherwise be some “signature” elements) and just need to complete the keys and holes in the tenons for the keys. That’s today’s project.

I’m planning to give the whole thing a once-over with my RO sander when I’m done and then use wiping varnish to finish it. Today I’m also planning to work up a board with several different stain/varnish combinations to see what looks good.

Thanks for all the help and support!

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 06-14-2009 07:17 PM

Looks great so far – I look forward to seeing the finished project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 06-14-2009 07:52 PM

Dang, these 1/2” square mortises are hard, even with a 1/2” drill bit to cut away most of the waste and a 1/2” chisel to try to finish the job.

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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#3 posted 06-14-2009 07:55 PM

Bret this awful…awfully good ,really like the design and details well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-14-2009 07:58 PM

Looking good. I’m eager to see how you finish it.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 06-14-2009 08:03 PM

i’m glad to see you stuck with it .
after all you went through !
it does get easier as you go ,
until you do something else ,
then it’s a new learning curve again .
pretty soon you start anticipating things ,
and start thinking like the wood ,
then you will be proud to call your self a
blockhead . ( this is meant as humor )
realy nice , bret .keep ‘em coming !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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