Quilt rack

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Project by Jess Littlefield posted 10-16-2014 12:09 AM 1675 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

He said she wants something fancier than just plain jane because her quilts are extra special. Sure I said, just give me a couple of weeks. The first week would be to find out what a quilt rack looked like!!!!!!!! So while I am making I’ll just make two so she can choose which one she likes the best. She took both . Now wife and my girls also wants one each.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#1 posted 10-16-2014 12:22 AM

These are really nice…. ow did you do the spindles? You did one heck of a job there….

I just looked at some of your projects and was impressed….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 10-16-2014 01:08 AM

Very nice!

Please make sure you never, EVER let any of the women in my family see that! Looks like way too much work to me.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#3 posted 10-16-2014 11:24 AM

Nice craftsmanship.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#4 posted 10-16-2014 11:53 AM

wow, beautiful work, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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Jess Littlefield

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#5 posted 10-16-2014 02:47 PM

Gshepherd me and the Legacy Ornamental Mill made the spindles. Nothing like a CNC machine but a big help for a hobbyist as I have to turn the crank.


-- Jess Littlefield

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#6 posted 10-16-2014 06:12 PM

Here is a little shot of one.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#7 posted 10-16-2014 09:19 PM

So much thought. I like the execution of the details. Well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 10-16-2014 11:48 PM

About all I can add is WOW! Those are some super looking quit racks. How was the coloring done and what was used for the color?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 10-17-2014 02:40 AM

Northwest 29 the color was from some printer ink I bought at a garage sale or flea market? It is actually blue to start with but I have found wood has a way to turn blue to blue green depending on the kind of wood. Being a water base stain or dye? I thinned it way down with water and used an air brush to put it on. I wanted lots of wood to show through so there is very little actual color and being aspen there is hardly no wild grain to give it that wow look. I then sanded lots of the color off to give it that wore out look. I put seven or eight heavy spray coats of lacquer and on one of the last coats I mixed a little silver in the clear lacquer to give it a different look that might make someone wonder how he did that kind of a look..Like I said before I was reproducing a 2000 year old teapot that I have never seen. I just high lighted areas with the silver. And the reason it has lasted that long no one could ever get the lid off so it must have sit on the shelf all those years un used.Also there are three different colors I put on with a brush and they were of the metallic powders, bronze and the others I can’t remember. Powders you can get at Hobby Lobby. Being retired I now get to build things for me and not some customer that might change their mind two or three times before you can finally get paid and I don’t build any two things the same. If a person wanted something like a teapot set like in a tray along with a cream and sugar bowl then all the pieces have to be stained and colored at the same time for a person could never exactly remember all the steps in what order and the right amount of color. I mention this cause it is next in line to make.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#10 posted 10-17-2014 08:28 PM

Thanks for the detailed reply. I am going to have to try that on something. Yep, there are a couple of advantages to being retired. (-:

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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