Yarn Caddie

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Project by PapaS posted 02-21-2012 09:03 AM 1960 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife was in a yarn shop in Colorado, and saw a yarn caddie, however she wasn’t real fond of the design nor the price. She described it to me, and from her description I made this caddie for her for Christmas.

I made it from scrap oak, that I had left from craft fair projects. I purchased a lazy susan bearing to put between the pieces of oak; so the top half would spin freely, as she knit using the yarn that was on the caddie. Each piece was sanded very smooth; then a coat of Watco Danish Oil finished (natura) was applied. When it had cured the appropriate amount of time, I began the process of applying 5 coats of polly wipe, with sanding and buffing between each coat. 1/2” vinyl bumpers were applied to the bottom to keep it from scratching a surface and also to keep it from moving as it is used. The post (needle) is a 5/8” dowel counter-bored with a forstner bit.

My wife loves it and has two of them as she always has a couple of projects going at the same time: and all of her knitting friends want one too

-- PapaS, Casper, WY

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 12:14 PM

That came out nice, and functional to boot.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 04:15 PM

a very useful project. I hope you don’t leave it setting on a chair :))


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