Bent-wood quilt rack

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 09-14-2012 07:24 PM 6227 reads 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are a lot of different ways to make a quilt rack. For this one I wanted to explore curves and keep the overall piece as simple as possible. (The quilts should be the stars of the show.) This will give you a chance to try bending some wood: it’s a pretty easy process and one you can use in lots of woodworking projects.

If you would like to try making this one, here’s a template of the s-curve.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 07:49 PM

Nice project steve I like the design.

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 08:04 PM

COOL project!

You’re expanding the skill level… that’s good!!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 09:07 PM

Nice looking (quilt) rack.LOL I like the design too.

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#4 posted 09-14-2012 09:35 PM

Great job, Steve!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 09:49 PM

Steve: I used the same technique to make handles for several boxes I’ve made. cool trick ..
My form was much smaller and thus easier to do.
None the less a slick idea.
no Pun Intended.
Bruce AKA Abie

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 10:43 PM

I’ve probably said it before but I love how simple your projects are. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 10:49 PM

I just looked at your post and the first words out of my mouth were
“Woah… really cool Steve..”

And that was before I viewed the video.
The video was really informative too. I liked that you explained the reason for bent lamination versus cutting it from a solid piece of wood.

What was your inspiration for the design?

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#8 posted 09-14-2012 11:38 PM

great project Steve

-- rounder: I’m a wood magician I can turn a great piece of wood into scrap right before your eyes

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#9 posted 09-15-2012 12:03 AM

Very slick Steve.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 09-15-2012 01:56 AM

Another awesome project! Your projects are awesome, always looking forward to see what you make next!


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#11 posted 09-15-2012 03:08 AM

Steve love the design. As always your projects are really neat and fun to what shinndog

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#12 posted 09-15-2012 03:58 AM

This is a perfect example of ‘Folks that say it can’t, or shouldn’t, be done should step aside while others(You) get it done.’. Maybe Oak would be better, but this is what you do. You get it done with whatever suits you, pine or otherwise. Very well done Steve.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 09-15-2012 03:56 PM

Great design, Steve. I built a rocker using bent lamination. After a bit of research (help from people on LJ) I used plastic resin glue, which works perfectly for bent lamination.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 09-15-2012 08:02 PM

now you can get in form with out the need for jogging …. :-)

one thing though if you once want to make a fishing net that way
you need to cut twice in the form since you need to leeve space enoff to the wood
between the two parts of the form

try to make a 4 inch thick piece in your last form and you will see what I meen :-)

one of the isues is .... the inner and outer radius is different from each other

thanks for sharing

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#15 posted 09-16-2012 06:57 AM

Another winning video – Thanks Steve.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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