52 Weeks #50: To: The Sewing Room From: The Workshop

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 12-26-2011 04:05 AM 1828 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The title is exactly what one of the Christmas gifts to my wife was addressed and for good reason. I spent a couple of days working out the details of this:


My wife has been wanting a thread holder for quite a while now, I have looked at a number of types and put this one together loosely based on one I have seen at a fabric store and could not bring myself to buy due to the poor construction. There were a number of them falling apart on the shelf and when I mentioned it to the manager she nodded and said “Yes, I am constantly putting the one I have back together” I am hoping this one will hold up much better. The DW likes it and I will be rigging it to hang on the wall for her.

This project did actually puzzle me for a bit, so I learned a few good lessons in it and that is what I love to do at the end of a project. I did want the edges to be nice and smooth as to not catch on the threads, so I dug out a recent gift.


The Lee Valley Cornering Tool, I have two of these guys in two different sizes. This one worked perfect it is a lot faster and quieter then starting up my router for a small project like this. I will look forward to using them more in the future.

Other then that I hope everyone that celebrates had a good Christmas. To those that don’t Happy Holidays. Santa was good to me with anew pack of clamps and a hole saw kit. I will look forward to putting it to good use.

Have a great week in and out of the shop.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 07:06 AM

Now you need to go back to the fabric store and fix theirs.

Cool project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 01:34 AM

Thanks, Karson. I could not believe how bad a shape the ones at the store were. They have a bunch of different sizes and they were all falling apart. From what I could tell they were just being held together by small tacks.
Oh Well.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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