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Forum topic by WillTheEngineer posted 12-20-2010 08:56 PM 2989 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2010 08:56 PM

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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the dowel rods (or 1.5” with edges rounded over) on a quilt rack adjustable? It rod would be perpundicular to the frame and I’m not wanting to route J tracks in the frame.
I’m trying to find some adjustable peg type system.
Thanks


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#1 posted 12-20-2010 09:39 PM

Are you referring to something on the order of a adjustable shower rod that screws in or out?
Or something on the order of adjusting the height of a wooden crutch only using a 2 piece system that you could use a carriage bolt and nut to hold in place?

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 10:57 PM

I’m looking for a system that wouldn’t show any holes, etc on the outside of the quilt rack frame. As well as has the height adjustable. I’m refering to a quilt rack/stand that’s on the floor, not a wall mount.
Thanks

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#3 posted 12-21-2010 12:32 AM

One line of thought I had would be to horizontally bore out a larger dowel to except a smaller dowel. Mounting a piece of all thread into the end of the smaller dowel and a threaded insert into the larger dowel. This would allow you to lengthen or shorten to a desired length much the same way that a shower rod works.
Another thought would be to make a channel with a lever catch mounted on the bottom, with a mating notched piece that would slide in and out using the catch lever for adjusting for length.
Neither of the 2 would have holes showing.
This could be done for horizontal or vertical lengths.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#4 posted 12-21-2010 04:30 AM

Gregn, Thanks, I was thinking of something like your second thought, installing a simple sliding door latch/lock on the bottom side, at the ends. They are about 3/8” wide, so it could handle some torsion.

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