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Project by Barry Young posted 05-06-2021 10:41 PM 514 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on a yarn bowl or knitting bowl. I have turned the traditional yarn bowl but find the curly Q cut out challenging to make attractive. When I had a customer ask for a covered yarn bowl I came up with this. It has been well received. This one is 10×5 Inches, it has a cherry bowl and a mahogany and oak button shaped lid that is held on by magnets. The finish is several coats of tung oil and paste wax.

-- Bristol, Quebec, Canada





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AADavidBB

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#1 posted 05-06-2021 10:54 PM

Really nice work. I want to get a metal lathe to do wood lathing on, so I can more easily control the cutter, and so I can make wooden balls out of an exotic African wood I got from Steve Bartocci many years ago.

-- David Abbot

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#2 posted 05-07-2021 12:43 AM

That’s definitely a better idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 05-07-2021 01:16 AM

Looks great, and it appears to be a better design. What are the additional holes for? Maybe just to balance the top out in the design.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 05-07-2021 02:30 AM

I like that, very attractive. I’d like to know why there are 4 holes too. Also, why cut a slot when the yarn could go through a hole? Thanks.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Barry Young

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#5 posted 05-07-2021 09:26 AM



Looks great, and it appears to be a better design. What are the additional holes for? Maybe just to balance the top out in the design.

- Eric


I like that, very attractive. I d like to know why there are 4 holes too. Also, why cut a slot when the yarn could go through a hole? Thanks.

Thanks for the comments and questions! The lid is shaped like a button. Most buttons have 4 holes. The photo does not show this well.

Barry

- Vicki


-- Bristol, Quebec, Canada

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Barry Young

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#6 posted 05-07-2021 11:31 AM

The slot is so the yarn can be removed if you don’t want to finish the project and want to use the bowl for another project. This is the same as the curly Q cut out in the traditional design of yarn bowl.

-- Bristol, Quebec, Canada

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#7 posted 05-07-2021 05:50 PM

Button shape is a great idea

-- Eric, building the dream

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W.F. Judt

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#8 posted 05-08-2021 03:55 AM

A person could tell are real good story with that “yarn” bowl :-)

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#9 posted 05-10-2021 03:24 PM

I see what you did there. LOL

Looks good.

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