Knit 1, purl 2

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Project by rrdesigns posted 07-17-2013 12:24 AM 1676 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom cabinet for an avid knitter. Figuring out the mechanics on this one was pretty tricky. I built a flat prototype of the side to determine the position and length of the levers (and sadly neglected to photograph my progress so I unfortunately can’t share that here). I was originally going to have the top storage compartment levered as well but discovered that it limited access to the middle compartment a lot, so I changed gears and made it slide inside. The bottom basin holds yarn, the middle compartment has a rack for knitting needles and the sliding boxes are for sundries. Quite the challenge, this one was. Client was happy, and therefore, so am I.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 07-17-2013 12:39 AM

This is a beautiful piece! I live with five girls (my wife and four daughters) and they have dabbled with knitting and crochet. This would make a wonderful gift. With help, I could probably pull of something similar, but the painting is out of my range. It’s a really remarkable job. Well done!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#2 posted 07-17-2013 01:34 AM

Great knitting box, the mechanics of the whole box worked out well…you did a great job in working it all out Beth. Job very well done I say.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 07-17-2013 02:23 AM

It looks great Beth. You cant beat a box with expandable trays. great job with the engineering. Been there, done that. It ain’t easy.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#4 posted 07-17-2013 03:35 AM

As a guy…. I’m not sure I should confess to knowing what knit & pearl mean…. let alone what to do with that info…. but I do make some neat hats during the winter. You know…. when the wood shop is too frosty cold to be out there making sawdust. I’d make good use of such a box like this. It would certainly beat my ‘cram it all in a green plastic tote’ method.

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 12:45 PM

great lookin box those mechanics would have saved a lot of heartache just kiddin been wanting to build one of those but just don’t have time to figure out the hinge mechanics, looks great though

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#6 posted 07-17-2013 03:01 PM

Great project, Beth!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-17-2013 03:10 PM

very cool design and project. love the way the boxes open.

-- Tony, Colorado, [email protected]

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#8 posted 07-17-2013 03:29 PM

wow thats awesome! It looks like you made good use of every square inch of space. I really like the way you got it to open up!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#9 posted 07-17-2013 06:36 PM

It looks awsome. Very nice and elegant opening solutions.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-19-2013 04:48 PM

Super nice knitting storage, great design and mechanism. Every detail is well thought out. Like the colors and the art work. Excellent work!

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