Yarn boxes

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Project by DaleMaley posted 09-08-2018 09:14 PM 1076 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife requested I build a couple of these for a friend who knits.

I decided to build the first one with the highly contrasting colors of maple and walnut. The 2nd one is walnut sides with a maple top.

A 1/4” diameter rare earth magnet is used to keep the lid shut.

When I got them built, I did 2 rounds of 220 grit sanding and polyurethane.

If you are interested, I documented the whole build process on my woodworking web site.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 09-08-2018 09:38 PM

Very nicely done.

I am NOT going to let my wife see pictures of these!

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

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#2 posted 09-08-2018 09:43 PM

Very nicely done.

I am NOT going to let my wife see pictures of these!

- ralbuck

That is a very good idea!! There are man-hours of labor that you would think in building these!!

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#3 posted 09-09-2018 12:42 AM

Nice job DM and like the use of the rare-earth…

With a longer narrative you’d have spun a good yarn too.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 09-09-2018 12:46 AM

Nice yarn boxes and a great tutorial. I can see a few of those boxes in my near future.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 09-09-2018 03:19 AM

Nice boxes, did your Wife give you a get out of jail free card for doing that?

Thanks for posting, and congrats on your 3

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 09-13-2018 01:49 AM

This might get me out of my holiday gift quandary.

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