Knitting Box Completed

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Project by Luke posted 06-22-2009 04:41 AM 2998 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,

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

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

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

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

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#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,

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

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!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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

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

Keep it up.


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

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#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.

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#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

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