|Project by Tom Goodman||posted 02-02-2007 09:56 AM||1928 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
I made this for my daughter when she became Grand Love in a nonprofit organization called International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
This is my 5th. Quilt rack, I usually do them in a weekend but this one I had to do 15 to 30 min. at a time every couple of days because my daughter was not supposed to know I was making it and around here I cant just lock myself in the shop. So with that and starting a stain glass class, steam bending the Maple it took three months. (I took the class three months ahead of the target date to give me time to get it all together. and it still was to close).
I used Blood wood and Birdseye Maple. I used steam to bend the Birdseye Maple. I used minwax Water-Based Polycrylic for the finish.
This was not my first choice for a finish but I was down to a few days and I new I could rely on this to be dry in time. I have had good results in the past with finish.
One problem that I did have was the very fine sawdust from the Blood wood would imbed itself into the Maple. So I had to go back over the Maple being careful not to sand the Blood wood.
-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. firstname.lastname@example.org