Spinning Yarn Holder - Maple

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Project by Xyloid_Curt posted 06-13-2015 08:52 PM 2485 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This maple yarn holder is typical of the spinning yarn holders I make. It is used for crocheting as a way for a skein of yarn or thread to unwind neatly while being used.
The heart of this product is a quality “Lazy Susan” mechanism which allows the top disk and dowel to spin independent of the base. The Lazy Susan sits in a recess in the disks.
The holder measures 6 3/4 inches high by 5 inches in diameter. It has soft plastic feet to prevent marring and grip smooth surfaces.
The wood is finished with a satin lacquer, but may be ordered with a mineral oil and beeswax finish.
This spinning yarn holder is a great tool for knitting and crocheting and serves the same function as a yarn bowl. It can be moved with one hand. It can also be used to wind yarn.

Except for lacquer spraying and final assembly, all of the work is done on my lathe. I make these out of many different woods as with the walnut above.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 10:22 PM

That is very cool. I just started making knitting/yarn bowls, crochet hooks and drop spindles. Love seeing useful items like this.

-- Tommy,

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 11:28 PM

Very nice yarn holder. Great finish!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-14-2015 05:42 PM

I do not have a lathe, and still do not dare show this to wife!

Neat well made-Nice work!!

May have to find a way to borrow the idea using drill press for turning anyway! Hole saws and drill press might be possible way to do it?

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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