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Project by kayakguy posted 03-19-2009 12:44 AM 2384 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year, my wife and I decided to make each other presents for Valentines. Since she is an avid knitter, I decided to make a box for her to keep her knitting supplies in.

This is the result. The box is made of walnut and oak. I’m fairly pleased with the way it turned out. And my wife is thrilled with it.

She made a pair of pajamas for my hand made gift, which I love. We had so much fun with making each other presents, that we have decided to make this our Valentines tradition.

-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.





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RobH

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#1 posted 03-19-2009 12:54 AM

That is a really nice box. Handmade gifts always speak from the heart. I had much rather work on and give a handmade gift to any other. I had also much rather receive one. Your wife should get good use out of that.

Is there any way you can post some dimensions? I am especially interested in the overall dimensions of the box and the size of the trays inside. My neice loves to knit, and I need to build her something for Christmas this year. This would be a perfect gift.

Thanks for the pictures, and keep up the great work.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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kayakguy

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#2 posted 03-19-2009 01:12 AM

Thanks for the kind words Rob.

The outside dimensions are 17”long x 5”wide x 6”high. Just judging on the aesthetics of the box, I think these dimensions make the box look a little disproportionate. However, functionality wise, it fits my wife’s needs well.

The inner tray is 2” deep, leaving a little over 5” below the tray for holding knitting needles.

My wife uses huge needles on some projects and wanted some extra box length. She commented that the box could be a few inches shorter and still fit most knitters needs. I think that would help the asthetics of the box a bit as well.

One other cool idea that I discovered after completing the box, is that I could have increased the size of the middle corner splines, so that they extended inside the box, and use these to support the tray. Oh well. I’ll keep that idea around for next time.

Andy

-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.

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Jaeyoel Park

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#3 posted 03-19-2009 02:26 AM

very nice box,
and thanks for nice idea for the family’s tradition.

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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Chris

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#4 posted 03-19-2009 02:28 AM

Great looking gift, and I like the size. Does the lid stay in the grooves with a friction fit, or is there a pin or latch? I’ve seen a box similar in concept to this used as a gift box for wine and thought it might make a nice gift, but I was a little concerned about picking it up wrong, having the bottle shift, and suddenly holding just a top and standing in an expensive puddle.

-- Chris

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kayakguy

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#5 posted 03-19-2009 02:40 AM

Thanks for the kind comments Jaeyoel and Chris.

Chris. The lid is just friction fit. The knitting supplies the box is holding are so light, I did not worry about the weight tipping the box. You make a good point about wine boxes. I think I would be tempted to out some kind of pin in the box if I was intending it to hold wine.

-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.

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wayner

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#6 posted 03-19-2009 02:54 AM

Andy You did an outstanding job your wife must be very proud of such a fine gift

The splines were a great idea

-- Wayne, Kentucky

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GaryK

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#7 posted 03-19-2009 06:26 AM

Very nice! I like the way you made the lid. Looks like a solid box when closed.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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