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Project Information

Wood And Materials Used
1/2" Oak plywood
Tools Used
Table saw, Scroll Saw, Router Table.Drill Press, Drum Sander, Dremel Sander
Location
Grand rapids, Michigan
These are some yarn bowls made at the suggestions from knitters at the last craft show. These are rectangular yarn bowls that have "J" notches in the front and the side for One ball of yarn, Two balls or yarn or a Skein of yarn ( pulled from the center). The sides are lock mitered and they are 5" x5" x 10 1/4" inside.

They are finished with Honey Maple stain and Howard's Feed and Wax.

Cheers, Jim

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Jim....The Yarn Bowls Look Great!!!.
Does the Maple Plywood look similar to the Oak Plywood? I noticed that the shapes is different from previous Yarn Bowls you have made. I recall you had made them round in past projects.
It is quite remarkable the technicalities required by the serious Knitters.
Excellent Project Jim!!!!

The finish looks great!!!

Regards......Cliff.
 

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These look great. Dumb question - how do you get the plywood edges smooth enough so the yarn does not catch?
 

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Also noted that you used your extension table that you made recently.....a great asset to your shop.
Makes working so much easier and no bending and getting backache.

Regards......Cliff.
 

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I like those! My wife just started knitting, maybe I’ll make her one. Thanks for posting!
 

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Nice job Jim. I like the rectangle design on these.
 

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Those look great Jim, and plenty of room inside for multiple balls of yarn. A wonderful finish on them too. They should be well received by the knitters. Well Done.
 

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Nice looking boxes. Also wondered about plywood and getting the edges smooth for the yarn. Well done.
 

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Thank you all for the nice comments. As for the edge of plywood catching the yarn- all the edges ,inside and out were rounded over with a finishing sander before it was assembled. The slots had extra work on them with 2 finer grades of paper to make them really smooth..

Hi Cliff . I use that scissors table every day. I had made a lot of round yarn bowls but to make one to fit 2 balls would take a big piece of wood and a lot of turning and I think the balls would run into each other too much. Also to make two "J" slot sin the round bowl is a lot harder than in the rectangular ones. I can scroll saw the flat pieces right to size.

..........cheers, Jim
 
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Nice job Jim. I like the rectangle design on these.
Hi Dave. I was going to put a divider in them but it would have to be removable for a skein. I think two balls sitting on a flat surface would not have a problem hitting each other.
Also noted that you used your extension table that you made recently.....a great asset to your shop.
Makes working so much easier and no bending and getting backache.

This reply function is all screwed up . I typed in an long response and it trimmed it off and put it in with one from someone else..
 

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Also noted that you used your extension table that you made recently.....a great asset to your shop.
Makes working so much easier and no bending and getting backache.

Regards......Cliff.
Hi Cliff. I use that table every day!!...........cheers, Jim
 

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I figured there was some extra attention on those edges. Guessing the plywood at 1/2 may have less voids than some of the 3/4 inch I have worked with.

Again - they look great!
 

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Good looking set-up don't remember seeing one for multiple use. Great job !!! Mel
 

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Thanks Mell and Barbara.

Hi Barbara, you are right. It is 1/2" oak -left over from the pedestals I made for a local church. It did have some voids in it that I hit with the lock miter bit and had to hide them in the bottom. I made 2 extra fronts and needed one when I hit a void in the "J" notch. The maple plywood I get has no voids and many more and thinner plies. cheers, Jim
 

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Jim, you are definitely the yarn circle hero with your helpful helpers. nice innovative work
 

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Thanks, Dick. But I did not sell one of them yesterday..Maybe on the 22 nd!

Cheers, Jim
 
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Fine work! Would make a splendid birthday present for my dear wife.
 

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Hi woodspanker. Thanks, I look forward to your yarn bowl for your wife............Jim
 
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