Carved quilt rack gift

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Project by AstroGuy posted 12-19-2010 09:58 PM 2061 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a quilt rack made from white oak. My mom just turned 70 and she’s an avid quilter. The carving was roughed out using my CNC and then cleaned up and enhanced with hand tools. The rack breaks down for storage easily. Finish is just good old polyacrylic (3 coats) as I wanted it to stay quite light in shade.

-- Richard

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#1 posted 12-19-2010 10:26 PM

Your Mum will be very proud to receive such a personal gift. I am sure that she will have an appropriate quilt to display.

well done

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 12:10 AM

A very impressive quilt rack and I really like the design! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 02:21 AM

Nice job on your moms quilt rack, awesome job on the engraving.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 09:18 AM

Very nice. I am sure your mum will just love it. Especially since you gave it to her!

-- Theresa,

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#5 posted 12-21-2010 04:29 AM

Are the top rods friction fitted?

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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#6 posted 12-21-2010 04:36 AM

Yes, the top rods are friction fitted in this version as it is designed to break down into a flat form. I’m not enamored with the end grain look of the dowels, however. Next time, I think I won’t carry the dowels completely through the sides for a cleaner look. Alternatively, you could insert contrasting wedges into the dowels for an interesting look but this version wouldn’t break down and you’d still have endgrain to deal with.

-- Richard

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#7 posted 01-20-2011 07:48 AM

Nice, I bet your ma loves it. I sitting at my ma’s computer showing her cool pics on LJs and she’s telling me that I need to reglue hers. She has a storebought one. Gotta fix it just the same. Thanks for mentioning the carving was done on a CNC. I don’t have one of those. Ma wants me to make her a new one anyway.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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