quilt rack

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Project by Vinman posted 12-17-2008 02:25 AM 1584 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I am racing to the finish on the project that Danette is anxiously awaiting to see, I thought I would post pics of a project I did for my neighbor’s wife three years ago for Christmas. She love to quilt, so one day my neighbor Mike comes over with some computer pics of this thing he called a quilt rack. He asked me if I thought I could make one. I made the sign of the cross and said, “Of course!” “It’s nothing but big embroidery rings”, I said.

I pulled out the old calculus book to help the memory with the formula for calculating the focal points for drawing an elipse. I then placed two screws at those points and used 20# test fishing line to draw the elipse to make the form 19” x 27”. I shaped clamping cauls and form with two layers of 3/4” ply using a flush cutting bit. I made a template to shape the caul blocks. The rings were made with three strips of white oak .090” x 1.5” x 72” laminated and clamped around the form. Each layer of the inner ring was offset 3” for strength, with the outer layer on center and sanded with a flat. A fish plate was glued across the flat and reshaped to the elipse. The blocks are laminated with a strip of walnut in the middle just to add interest.


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#1 posted 12-17-2008 04:44 AM

Beautiful Job!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-17-2008 01:05 PM

Very nice! “I made the sign of the cross…” Don’t you just love those moments when you wonder what you are about to get yourself into?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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