LumberJocks

tiger maple quilt rack

  • Advertise with us
Project by teenagewoodworker posted 12-31-2008 07:28 PM 2465 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the tiger maple quilt rack that i have been working on for a few months now. first when i put the trace coat on the sanding job wasn’t so great so i sanded it again up to 120. this is so the curl will accept the die more. the i put the trace coat on. it was a general finishes merlot and sanded that off leaving it in the curl with 180. then i consulted with Charles Neil about spraying the Gemini NGR new england maple dye. NGR dries really fast so you gotta move. especially on any curved surfaces because if you are to slow you will get bad results. so he said that i didn’t want to spray it lightly because it would be too even and thats not what we want. we want to pop the curl. so he said to saturate it with the dye with my spray gun because you can really get a lot on there fast. then to use a rag with denatured alcohol on it to wipe the excess back. it will pull of the extra and some off of the long grain but leaving it in the curl. this really pops the grain. then for the topcoat i sprayed shellac. i sprayed 5 coats scuffing it in between with 400 grit and then after the 5th coat i scuffed with 400 grit and then used some steel wool to make sure that it was really smooth. last i sprayed a really thin coat of shellac to bring the luster back to the finish and i was careful to get it right off of the gun because that is when the finish is the clearest and the best. unless you want to do a lot of rubbing out which is hard on these curved surfaces. these pictures don’t really do it justice though. it looks so much better in real life and you can see the curl all around just like in the third picture.





11 comments so far

View Karson's profile

Karson

34916 posts in 3153 days


#1 posted 12-31-2008 07:52 PM

Great job. Nice finish.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5365 posts in 2829 days


#2 posted 12-31-2008 08:02 PM

wow that wood is amazing…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View savannah505's profile

savannah505

1716 posts in 2339 days


#3 posted 12-31-2008 09:31 PM

Beautiful, and it looks like you got some of those barbie doll toys you wanted, lucky you!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

View lew's profile

lew

10164 posts in 2508 days


#4 posted 12-31-2008 10:43 PM

Denis,

Looks like the sprayer and booth are working perfectly!

NICE JOB!!

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

View griff's profile

griff

1207 posts in 2514 days


#5 posted 12-31-2008 10:53 PM

Looks great, The grain really pops. very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13347 posts in 2425 days


#6 posted 01-01-2009 05:28 AM

Denis, thats a nice quilt rack.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View jim1953's profile

jim1953

2678 posts in 2594 days


#7 posted 01-01-2009 06:29 AM

Very Nice Work I Like it

-- Jim, Kentucky

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13270 posts in 2735 days


#8 posted 01-01-2009 06:35 AM

pretty piece … curly maple is something else !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6704 posts in 2732 days


#9 posted 01-03-2009 03:38 PM

POP indeed;

A really great project Denis!

From start to FINISH.

Especially when you consider you are getting tips from your previous “helper”! I guess we can all learn from our helpers. LOL

Perfect.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

View biggles's profile

biggles

1 post in 2164 days


#10 posted 01-22-2009 11:10 AM

Hey Denis, Cool, does the cross grain take the wet towels. only joking, you can feel the connection in the growth rings Pete. gullsnest1@optusnet.com.au

View motthunter's profile

motthunter

2141 posts in 2551 days


#11 posted 01-22-2009 12:40 PM

stunning wood figure. Nice rack.

-- making sawdust....

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase