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Thread: Ribbon Rack project

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    Ribbon Rack project

    Hey, This is my first time here. I do some hobby woodworking and A friend of mine who does some embroidery asked me to make an organizer for her ribbon spools and this is what I came up with. I was thinking of taking a few of these to a craft show. I wanted to get some feedback from those in the know. Thanks for looking, lloyd
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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. This is a beautiful shelf and it looks like it will work perfectly for ribbon. Great job. Thank you for sharing.
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    Hello from Texas, And yes Lloyd, I think that would work out really well for
    ribbon storage. I like the idea that it hangs on the wall and not take up counter space.
    Good luck.

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    I think it's great. I'd like a deluxe model with glass doors on the front to keep my ribbons dust free. Or would that make the cabinet too heavy to hang on the wall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam S View Post
    I think it's great. I'd like a deluxe model with glass doors on the front to keep my ribbons dust free. Or would that make the cabinet too heavy to hang on the wall?
    I agree with Pam. With me living the high desert, this is definetly a plus to have things covered up, but yet be able to see them.
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    It looks very nice and functional. Hope you will keep posting your projects.
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    I am loyal to anyone who makes something to help us quilters. I think what you made is wonderful. Where can I buy one? I can think of others uses for it. Please let me know how to order one. Also, do you stain them?
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    Nice craftsmanship and design.
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    It looks great, I think this would sell well with stampers & scrapbookers. Keep the dowel rods thin tho because some ribbon spools are pretty small. I would have bought this in a heart beat, much nicer than the Martha Stwerd ones I'm using.
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    Great item, wish I had one...

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    Great looking shelf unit! You do nice work!
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    Very nice cabinet, Lloyd. I'm wondering how the dowels come out so that someone can put the ribbons on it.

    Some suggestions: You might consider making a few free-standing cabinets for those who don't want the cabinet on the wall. And consider making them in different sizes so that we'd have options. And yes, I'd buy one!

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    Another idea Lloyd: they would make great cabinets for gift wrap ribbon, so keep that in mind when you set up displays of how the cabinet can be used.....display one with curling ribbon and gift wrap ribbons.

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    Welcome to our corner of the world which you are now a part of. Your ribbon holder is really cool. My only ? is how do you load the spools onto the dowels? silly me!
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    I want one! Where can we find you?

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    It is Fabulous, Brilliant and Perfect for storing ribbons and lace! Thanks for sharing.
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    guessing the dowels slide out ladies. slide to the left and put on or take off the spools and slip the dowel right back into the hole it came out of. made one for my daughter from her existing shelf. aka-drilled holes and sanded em, hehe didn't actually MAKE the nice rack LLoyd did.
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    what a great cabinet. it would hang proudly in any quilt room or also great for people who do gift baskets as a business. It's gorgeous. looks like you have a lot of people interested already.
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    That is super!

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    Great idea. And from what I can tell, your craftsmanship looks wonderful (by the way, I too am wondering how the dowels come out to load and unload the ribbon spools).

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    Like like like! Would love to have one, but no idea where it would go! Arrrggghhhhhh!

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    Very nice ribbon rack. Who wouldn't love one of those if they do crafts.
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    I'm sorry, I've been really busy the last month. Thanks so much for the kind comments. About putting the ribbon spools on the rods: The dowels are spring loaded, sort of like a toilet paper holder. The main rods are 3/4 inches with holes drilled in one end with a 3/8 dowel inserted over the top of a compressed spring. I didn't want to drill holes in the ends of the rack and this is what I came up with. If you look at the very left of the rods, you can see just a tad bit of the smaller dowel. They fit tightly enough so that they actually "snap" into place.
    I was telling the person that messaged me, that I'm backed up with Christmas present projects until after the first of the year. After that I may take some orders and I'll come back and see if anyone is interested. Someone asked if I can stain and the answer is yes. Glass doors could be done.
    Thanks so much, lloyd email addy is [email protected]

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    Wow! that is neat. Yes, it would work.

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    What about plexliglass doors, not as heavy. Cool design, great workmanship

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