Racking The Quilts: Part III
With the initial Quilt Rack assembly done and joints cut, I was finally ready to begin shaping. I began by cutting out the template from the ¼” hardboard. I rough cut with a jig saw and then used my spindle sander to bring it to the line and massage the final shape.
|I had to cut out the template before cutting out the legs.|
|As with most classically trained quilt rack makers, I prefer to perform my|
template routing in the dark. I shifted the clamps as necessary to allow the
router to go around.
Auriou Grain 9 Cabinetmakers rasp and with only a little sweat I added the final bit of hand shaping that turns the uniform routed edge into a flowing, organic detail.
|The legs after having the quarter round routed on the edge.|
|This close up shows how the curve doesn't look organic when it just off the router.|
|This photo doesn't do it justice, but going over the edge with my rasp|
(& then many grits of sandpaper) make the edge much more organic and pleasing.
|In order to rasp the edge, I clamped the legs in my end vise, shifting them a|
few times each to keep the clamping pressure near where I was rasping.
|The cross members after routing and before sanding.|
Now that the shaping is done, it's time to move on to assembly next.
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