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Fixin to start building a couple of quilt racks

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Checked McFeeley's to see if their 1/1/4" ash dowels were still the most reasonable priced dowels on the market

and hey, McFeeleys has changed ownership and don't ever list lots of things they used to sell..including dowels

  Their 3 foot ash dowels uses to sell for 3.35 each in lots of 50 and were super straight. I have a few more of the 100

I bought from them but now need more. They told me at the time they didn't stock the large sizes for they would be

straighter leaving it up to the supplier to keep and send only the straight ones to McFeeley's customers... Shucks!!

 

 

 

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Gene there are 6, 1 1/4" three foot long ash rods in each quilt rack. All the wood is ash. The ash wood in the uprights started out 2 1/4" square before turning sections of them. I did glue those together and I could glue some 3/4" pieces together then turn them but at 3.35 each I thought I could save lots of gluing time.5a074c0b93384_Thisismyworktable.jpg.25fc72e89bc5aa415a1da18ce9d2b3d1.jpg5a074b42c7c97_2daughtersso2quiltracks.jpg.c06ff943550bef308f8d22394a34ac06.jpg

 

 The good thing about the horizontal rods the Legacy Mill only takes one pass to make each rod. The up right post does take a few steps to make it from one end to the other and a few different bits have to be changed.

  Once a year wife displays her stained glass makings at the craft show and I usually get to sell at least one of the racks.

   The guys that bought them in the past says they ask their wives to not hang any quilts on them.

 

       Gene I sure turned down a bargain in Williams, Az. We were heading to Las Vegas one year and I always look through Craig's List and the Thrift Nickles along the routes we would take to LV. There has always been something either going or coming back home to stop and look at to break up the boredom of driving....Craig's list had a picture of a pickup load of veneer for sale in Williams. It told of all the different kinds of wood the guy had..I did call and talk to him and he had had it for sale for a while and he came way down on the price....Well for some reason on the way back I turned off of 40 and headed down 93 to Phoenix and had completely forgotten about the veneer.... until we got up the next morning and remembered the wood..
 

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3 hours ago, Smallpatch said:

Gene there are 6, 1 1/4" three foot long ash rods in each quilt rack. All the wood is ash. The ash wood in the uprights started out 2 1/4" square before turning sections of them. I did glue those together and I could glue some 3/4" pieces together then turn them but at 3.35 each I thought I could save lots of gluing time.5a074c0b93384_Thisismyworktable.jpg.25fc72e89bc5aa415a1da18ce9d2b3d1.jpg5a074b42c7c97_2daughtersso2quiltracks.jpg.c06ff943550bef308f8d22394a34ac06.jpg

 

 The good thing about the horizontal rods the Legacy Mill only takes one pass to make each rod. The up right post does take a few steps to make it from one end to the other and a few different bits have to be changed.

  Once a year wife displays her stained glass makings at the craft show and I usually get to sell at least one of the racks.

   The guys that bought them in the past says they ask their wives to not hang any quilts on them.

 

       Gene I sure turned down a bargain in Williams, Az. We were heading to Las Vegas one year and I always look through Craig's List and the Thrift Nickles along the routes we would take to LV. There has always been something either going or coming back home to stop and look at to break up the boredom of driving....Craig's list had a picture of a pickup load of veneer for sale in Williams. It told of all the different kinds of wood the guy had..I did call and talk to him and he had had it for sale for a while and he came way down on the price....Well for some reason on the way back I turned off of 40 and headed down 93 to Phoenix and had completely forgotten about the veneer.... until we got up the next morning and remembered the wood..
 

Ahh, I see. Beautiful quilt racks. Nope, oak wouldn't work at all. 

Bummer about the veneer. A pickup load is a bunch. Williams, AZ is not known as a hot bed for veneer work. Wonder how he ended up with it. 

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Nothing wrong with that Steve. It looks more like what women had in their homes when they were used a lot. And still are.

And I'll bet it would sell a lot faster than these I make..

  I think I will build some to hang on the wall next. The biggest comment I get is where will I put it..meaning it takes up too much room!

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27 minutes ago, Smallpatch said:

The biggest comment I get is where will I put it..meaning it takes up too much room!

Phyl has made dozens of quilts. Some gorgeous ones. Most she gives to family. But, she has kept a few. I offered to build a rack and her response was exactly that. So, they stay in blanket chests.

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