Needle work stand

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Project by snowdog posted 07-08-2007 03:00 PM 2906 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife saw a picture of a needle work stand in one of her magazines and say, that is what I want. I looked at the price and saw it was over $200 so I got out my pen and paper.. then a few simple tools and this is what came out. This may be my first attempt at an in door accessory, I don’t think I would call it furniture but it was a start.

She wanted it to be light and I had a few boards of bass laying around from some carving I tried.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#1 posted 07-08-2007 03:03 PM

Never haven done needle work – But I can tell that it looks like a great job, and you have a satisified customer.

Is there much need to look at the back as you are doing needlework?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-08-2007 04:03 PM

I don’t have a clue but it’s very nice. As long as the wife is happy, thats what counts. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-08-2007 04:05 PM

looks like it is ideally suited the purpose. Nice work!

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

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#4 posted 07-08-2007 04:49 PM

very cool…please let us know how it works…I mean—-how much it works to help her do her needle work…sounds like you save $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and it is probably much better built!!! New business???
Make an advertisement and sell them in her magazine!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 07-08-2007 06:36 PM

She has been using this for about a year with very little modifications. The one thing she had me add was a plexi glass strip to keep her tools from falling off. Other than that it seems to be perfect for the trade.

As far as turning it into a business.. no way. I don’t want to turn an enjoyable past time into work :) If one of her friends wanted one the sure, but to mass product it? Just the though makes my eyes hurt <grin>

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 07-08-2007 08:49 PM

it look superb. Well done!
I’d purchased a $$$ quilt frame for my mom, but we couldn’t get it to hold the quilt tight enough so she’s back to her 4 pieces of wood clamped together.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 07-08-2007 08:58 PM

Well done! Great project with clean lines and well executed. This will get lots of use!

I agree – ? a new business . . .


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#8 posted 07-09-2007 08:15 AM

Over the years, I’ve often observed that woodworkers are married to wives/husbands who are involved in other hand crafts.

I know many woodworkers whose mates are quilters, or do toll painting, etc.

I think it is nice the way woodworking can contribute to so many other artistic aspects of life.

Nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 07-22-2007 03:57 PM

Looks like fine furniture to me!
Excellent job. I like stuf that is adjustable!

-- Normite Lou

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#10 posted 07-23-2007 10:03 PM

Wow! Nice and clean!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 07-24-2007 07:53 PM

Nice set up snowdog.

How well do those height adjustments work? I was wondering if they would be better at an angle similar to the support? Is there any extra strengthener on the inside to prevent them from breaking? Not that needlework is particularly strenuous, but over time they could be weakened from use.

I just wondered because I like that method of supporting the top. I might do something like that if I make another artist stand like one of my other projects.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#12 posted 07-25-2007 08:50 PM

If I were to make another I might adjust the angle of the support notch (I don’t know what else to call it ;) to fit the support angle better. I wonder how that would look. I like the clean lines of the straight notches and they do work very well the way the are. It also balanced well when you pick it up. I find myself grabbing the top notch and carrying it to wherever she wants to work today. If I angled the support notches it might be harder to pick up. But I would like to try it and see someday.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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