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Old 05-22-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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Pasta drying rack

I used to have a wooden clothes dryer as a pasta drying rack. What do you use for drying homemade pasta?

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Old 05-22-2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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Many moons ago when I needed to dry my homemade pasta, I would simply prop a broom handle over the back of two dining room chairs. Then I mentioned to Buck that I would love to have a pasta-drying rack. That's all I needed to say. In no time, he made one. I'll do my best to describe it. Here goes.

On the floor or the counter, there's a wooden base that's about 8 inches square and 1 1/2 inches thick. There's a hole drilled in the center of the base about halfway through the thickness of it.

A 3-foot long wooden dowel rod (1 inch in diameter) is inserted into the hole in the base. The top of the wooden dowel has a series of offset holes drilled all the way through. Inserted through those holes are 3 dowel rods that are 4 feet long and 1/4 inch in diameter. Those "arms" are what I use to drape my pasta on for drying. I can dry up to 2 pounds of pasta on this space, which equates to almost 12 feet of space.

The drying rack is easy to store because I remove the drying rods and the master rod from the base. Bundle them together and put them away.

If I ever need more space, Buck can drill more holes through the main dowel rod and insert another arm or arms.

I love my pasta-drying rack. Hope this makes sense.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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Katie - perfect explanation!
I'm considering sending your words to my Dad to see if he might want to make me one :)
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Go for it, girlfriend. I loooooove my pasta-drying rack.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:30 PM   #5
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Katie, thank you for the idea. I will show hubby and see if he would make me one too..
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:12 PM   #6
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Cool, Katie a long-armed coat tree!

The man's a genius!
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Cool, Katie a long-armed coat tree!

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Exactly!

No matter what I need, all I have to do is to make a drawing and Buck will make it for me. I'm a happy camper.
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Katie - I bought my drying rack and I just don't feel the love from it, which is why, I guess, I don't use it anymore. I feel the LOVE from just your description!!!
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