LumberJocks

Knitting Box Completed

  • Advertise with us
Project by Luke posted 06-22-2009 04:41 AM 1999 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked me to build her a box to store all of her knitting needles and various knitting paraphernalia. At first I was not interested but later changed my mind and went to work on designs. I came up with this design on google Sketchup which you can find in my blog if you want to see it. Working with zebrawood is a unique experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to broaden their woodworking skills. The grain is really difficult and hard to get smooth. This project was about 30 hours or so from design to finish. This was not all at once but over time. All dovetails were cut by hand and I used a satin wipe on poly from general finishes. She really likes it and that is what matters.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com





7 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile (online now)

a1Jim

112357 posts in 2272 days


#1 posted 06-22-2009 04:48 AM

OOO very nice, I like that zebrawood, excellent design and great build

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View guod's profile

guod

1 post in 1991 days


#2 posted 06-22-2009 04:49 AM

This is absolutely beautiful. Any tips you can share on getting the Zebrawood smooth?

View Luke's profile

Luke

540 posts in 1989 days


#3 posted 06-22-2009 05:10 AM

Sandpaper. Or a good high angle plane. Which I don’t have. Even with a scraper I got tear out. And even after all this I still had to fill in some spots with a clear epoxy and sand. Came out very smooth. Thanks

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

View woodbutcher's profile

woodbutcher

592 posts in 2861 days


#4 posted 06-22-2009 05:30 AM

skywalker01,
Great looking box! Excellent build and design. Your comments about the zebra wood and the working charecteristics have me shying away from it. Congratulations on a beautiful job, and I can see why she likes it!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

View scrappy's profile

scrappy

3505 posts in 2125 days


#5 posted 06-22-2009 05:42 AM

Very nice box. Love the wood choices. Great construction. Great design.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

3474 posts in 2222 days


#6 posted 06-22-2009 06:10 AM

Terrific project. Your time and attention to detail shows. Beautiful!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2654 posts in 2221 days


#7 posted 06-22-2009 05:12 PM

You’ve done an excellant job both in your craftsmanship and step by step in it’s coming to life!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase