Needle Box

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Project by Lane posted 04-20-2011 10:00 PM 1724 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box for a friend to hold her knitting needles. It’s about 14.5” long inside to hold the largest needles she uses. It’s walnut with a spray lacquer finish.

I liked how the saw mill edges looked, so I left them that way. It’s nicer than any carving I could have done. Originally, I intended to peg the joints, but I didn’t like how the stock I had on hand looked with the walnut.

Planed down a cedar scrap and filled the box with the shavings and a surprise shawl pin (visible in the third photo). As with any project, there are little things here and there that I notice and will work to improve next time, but the most important thing is that she was happy with the results.

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 11:44 PM

What a beautiful and useful project! It seems like it would be nice having a box to accommodate all of them, specialty-made! -foraging for a box that “would do” usually turns up something too big, or too short…That is awesome!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 01:15 AM

One of a kind I like it.


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#3 posted 04-23-2011 10:06 PM

Nice box, and a very fine gift, You are a kind Man, I like the natural look and functionality of this piece, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 03:52 AM

very cool box I like the mill marks on the top myself.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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