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gfadvm

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07-06-2012 02:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: quilt display rack

I’m in the process of building the quilt display rack from the latest issue of WOOD. I like the design but hate the allthread and acorn nuts. Does anyone see a problem with using 1/2” dowels and wedges rather than the allthread?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm


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#1 posted 07-06-2012 02:12 AM

Seems to me, that would be a better choice

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 02:21 AM

In the name of woodworkers, I would think that is not only acceptable but would be the right thing to do. Hope you post it!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 02:32 AM

I agree but was concerned that the arms not sag. I’ll do the wedged dowels and see how it works out. Monte- You know if I build it, I’ll post it! I can’t help myself.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 03:26 AM

I would advise but my copy is at the shop. Sounds like you have a good solution though.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 09:45 AM

I have that article in front of me and can’t, for the life of me, figure out why they used all thread instead of 3/8” hardwood dowel, unless they thought it would be easier for the DIY’ers to mount them that way, it’s certainly not due to the weight of one quilt, per arm.
IMHO, I’d cut the dowel to exact length and put a drop of CA GEL glue at the top of the dowel just as I slid it into place, that should hold it, unless the grandkids do chin-ups on your rack. :-)

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 11:11 AM

I’m building the same project. My first thought was to use brass acorn nuts and add a piece of copper waterpipe to reinforce the wood parts so the threads don’t wear out the hole too quickly. Only one problem… Home Depot had steel acorn nuts, but at a cost of $1 each! Nope, spending $8 per quilt rack for acorn nuts, is just nuts… My plan is to use a 3/8” dowel with a turned knob on top to hold my maple hinge pin in place so it will be removable for packing and shipping. I’m also going to make one with shorter arms to use as a towel rack in the bathroom. Looks like it’s going to be a race to see who posts the first project here on Lumberjocks.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 01:21 PM

I’d just use a thicker dowel…... ?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 12:46 AM

Hal, Mine is built with 2 coats of finish so far! I used 1/2” dowel split and wedged with Jatoba wedges. I had another thought that would completely hide the dowel or even metal pins (just drill partway through the ‘brackets’ and sandwich the pin between them). Is there a prize for the first posted here?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 08:31 PM

Mine would be finished, but the board I used was knotty (or it would be a gunstock) and I filled the holes with epoxy and let it dry for 24hours. I’m going to use a 7/16” dowel (cause that’s what I have on hand) and put a small wedge in the top only so I can drive the pin out if I ever need to.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 07-08-2012 12:46 AM

Hal, You’re behind. I cut out and routed all the parts for my second today:>)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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