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Project by TheDane posted 05-07-2017 10:33 PM 1857 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These little boxes are for the knitter/quilter/seamstress … they are designed to hold ‘notions’.

I didn’t have a clue what ‘notions’ were, but Wikipedia says ”In sewing and haberdashery, notions is an umbrella term for a variety of small objects or accessories. Notions can include items that are sewn or otherwise attached to a finished article, such as buttons, snaps, and collar stays, but the term also includes small tools used in sewing, such as thread, pins, marking pens, and seam rippers”. So, now you know!

I made these in two sizes … 3-inches by 5-inches and 3-inches by 8-inches. The bottoms are maple with non-skid feet, the yardsticks came from Hobby Lobby.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 12:08 AM

COOL unusual boxes… They measured up just fine!

If, you had used a band saw to miter the sides (to keep the kerf waste to a minimum), made one at 3×5, and made one at 3×7 instead of 3×8, you could have:

1. Wrapped the measurement around the box.

2. Used One yardstick instead of yardsticks.

Note… That is a BIG “if”...

You did good at any rate! :) ... as usual!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 05-08-2017 12:44 AM

Still unusual neat and well made! Will probably be thought of as a good “NOTION” by the recipient!

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

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americancanuck

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#3 posted 05-08-2017 10:00 AM

These are so cool. I think I will have to borrow your idea and make some of these as gifts.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#4 posted 05-08-2017 10:43 AM

Very cool!

Jim

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

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hairy

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#5 posted 05-08-2017 11:28 AM

I like that! Good job!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#6 posted 05-08-2017 12:38 PM

very creative

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#7 posted 05-08-2017 01:38 PM

Gerry, these are very creative and nicely done. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 05-09-2017 04:53 PM

Very fine boxes. You can actualy measure something with them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 05-09-2017 10:33 PM

Sweet!
Fine idea and build.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 05-14-2017 12:50 AM

thats a neat lil project, very cool!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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