Steve Ramsey inspired Knitting Box

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Project by Gabe C. posted 02-25-2012 06:59 PM 8779 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My gal knits, like many out there, and any time that I see some woodworking project that relates to knitting, I think “Oooh, brownie points!”
So Steve, from Woodworking for Mere Mortals posted this Knitting Box a week or so ago, I knew it would very useful to the lady of the house (and good for me as well). So I had to make it!

It was my first attempt at finger joints, and it was a good lesson that I needed to learn, as evidenced by the little pile of “toothed” pieces of wood in my scrap trash bin. I will be building a sled for finger joints as a first step the next time I decide to use them in a project. I was also pretty impressed with a corner that I made from scrap and glued together, with it’s ability to not be taken apart once the glue was dry. Stronger joint than I would have thought.

I also had a little fun with the tiny drawer. Its the first drawer that I have made for anything and it’s fairly primitive, but I think it came out okay. (It made me believe that I COULD tackle a jewelry box for my daughter eventually.)

The variations from Steve’s design that I incorporated are the handles on the sides, for ease of mobility, and I cut a bevel across the front so that it might be easier to get to something at the bottom of one of the front sections.
I would have included a picture of it filled with yarn and patterns and needles and such, but I couldn’t wait until she got home from work to post this (I would have put everything in the wrong place).

I think she’s going to be pretty happy. Thanks for checking it out!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 07:04 PM

Well made and sturdy looking, it should hold up well

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 07:15 PM

This looks great! I love the amount of thought that goes into specialized, purpose-built projects like this. Excellent detail on the finger jointed drawer as well.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 07:50 PM

Great looking knitting box,a very nice design.


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Gabe C.

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 08:48 PM

Thanks guys! It was a satisfying project to get done. The one thing that I put a little head scratching to, but didn’t end up doing, was to make my own little drawer pull. I ended up just buying the smallest one that I could find at Home Depot, but I think next time I might try to fashion one and connect it via dowel and holes. Does anybody make their own little drawer pulls? I think I need to do some research…

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 03:29 AM

I think your wife will be pleased. Very nice job. A few points in the bank never hurt too.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 05:17 AM

I am a knitter. I think I may have to make one of these.

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#7 posted 02-26-2012 06:30 AM

Nice job.

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

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#8 posted 02-26-2012 09:58 AM

Nicely done Gabe. I like the addition of the handles.

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#9 posted 02-26-2012 02:42 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 12:48 AM

Good Looking and I like the way you did that little daraw with the box joint! Nice !!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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