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Thread: Ok, here are the quilt frame pics and dimensions/materials

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    (a-hem...DH says "patent pending" LOL )

    Starting a new thread, this will have a lot of pics. Hope that's ok. Hopefully for those capable of building it, the dimensions and pics will be adequate. There are a few that are blurry. Sorry.

    I'll start with the "trucks" that the quilt and the Flynn frame ride around on.


    Starting with moving parts...the truck that rides the large rails, and move the quilt and it’s frame from side to side.

    Two, one per side. Requires:
    -9/16” aluminum, 4 pieces at 29” (or whatever you decide the width of your overall frame will be)(this was left over from the aluminum railings on our outdoor steps)
    -1” aluminum, 4 pieces at 7 1/2”, notched out 1 1/2” for wheels
    -16 brass wheels (includes the 8 needed for the second trucks), 1 3/8” diameter, 5/8” thick, center bored out for a 5/8” bearing
    -16 5/8” bearings

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    I can't wait to see this!!!

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    second truck (2 of them), that rides the rails of the first truck
    - 18” x 4” wood that’s about 1/4” thick, or a suitable metal,
    wheels and bearings listed above already

    smaller truck side view
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    smaller truck upside down
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    small truck sitting on large truck
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    frame

    legs (one per side, or two if you like, mine with one is good support) 1” aluminum 27” long, notched for joining to the frame, with a 3/4” piece inserted inside to adjust leg height

    legs
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    legs notched end to attach at top
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    legs, floor end, adjustable
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    side rails (that the large truck rides on, inner ends rest on your table either side of your machine, other end on legs) 4 pieces of 90” long, 1” aluminum. You could have longer or shorter, depending on where you set up and how much space you have either side of the machine.

    rail separators/ends - 1” aluminum, 27 1/2” long (or what you decide your width is), 6 pieces

    end stops (so your trucks don’t zing your quilt frame and quilt right off the end of the frame) 1” aluminum, 2” long, notched out on three sides at 1”

    part of one side, with separators
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    other end, same one
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    end view of one side, with stop visible in the middle of the end
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    joiner/stabilizer, inserted into the side rails on the working side (your side) of the frame, 1 piece of 3/4” aluminum, 16” long.
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    This shows how DH connected everything together, so it could be broken down for storage...we have a VERY small house.
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    That's awesome!!!!

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    More pictures to aid in construction. Hope this helps.
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    rails with wheels on them must be on edge
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    OMG, my hardwood REALLY needs refinishing...LOL

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    Fantastic pictures and tute! Thank you so much. DH is very ingenious!

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    wow he is a keeper

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    Thank you and your husband so much for doing this tutorial.

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    I was admiring your floors. Are they fir?

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    Thank you both for putting this together for us! Pictures are worth a thousand words :D:D:D

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    wow how great!!!

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    You're welcome, everyone, I hope my frame has lots of babies. :D


    Quote Originally Posted by ewecansew
    I was admiring your floors. Are they fir?
    I think our floors are birch. It's a 60+ year old house, and they've taken a lot of abuse over the years, including some reno work we've done. The upstairs floor still has it's original beauty. One day we'll get to refinishing the main floor. Maybe. LOL

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    Thank you so much for such detailed instructions! This looks like a project for my recently retired dad who loves to play with metal. Maybe both mom and I will get frames!!!

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    Wow - he must be an engineer! - He should definitely get a patent on that!

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    Wow, I can't wait to see what wonderful quilts you make on that! Nice husband!!

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    thank you so very very much. wish I had something like this for the current WIP which is a 120x120 king size and giving me fits. will get my dh and ds working on this pronto.

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    i hope i am wright on this that the frame moves not the machine.

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