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Project by jaguar1201 posted 01-10-2016 04:43 PM 1348 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, I just joined the site in the past ten minutes. My project is a sewing thread spool cabinet that I made for my wife’s Christmas present present. The six drawer cabinet and base unit is made from hard maple. The rope twist half spindles were made on my Craftsman router crafter. The inset panels are birdseye maple. The 1/4” plate glass windows are personalized to her past business of over twenty-five years. The drawers are dovetailed. The seven piece top boards are doweled together. The sides were made from leftover 3/4” hard maple tongue and groove flooring from my kitchen. The base unit is joined with mortise and tenon joinery.
I am looking forward to being a member of this site.

-- Enrico, Stow OHIO

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 06:06 PM

Nicely done!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 06:35 PM

Nice project – an heirloom for sure!

Welcome to LJs!

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 10:16 PM

Welcome to LJ’s
Nice drawer unit and I really like the base unit (table ?)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 10:32 PM

Roger, Steve, Dick…..Thank you all for the nice compliments.

Dick, the base unit could just as easily have been a table, since the top cabinet is a separate unit from the base, but I chose to not complete a full top, so there are three cross pieces from front to rear (two at each end and one in the center), and two running lengthwise, at the front and rear. These are doweled and glued together and form the resting surface for the cabinet unit to sit upon. All are 3/4” hard maple. There is a mitered lip all around that is 3/8” x 1 1/4”.

-- Enrico, Stow OHIO

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 10:39 PM

Very nice project, thanks for sharing and we hope to see more of your work.
Oh yes, welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 11:25 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. This is a nice project beautiful work.

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 11:37 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Great looking project.

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#8 posted 01-11-2016 01:38 AM

Very lovely work. Well done! I have one of these on my money-do-list.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 01-11-2016 02:55 AM


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#10 posted 01-11-2016 04:03 AM


What a fancy home for thread! Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 01-11-2016 01:02 PM

well done! 25 years??? What took you so long to even start? :) It’s fabulous.

And welcome to the madness.


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#12 posted 01-11-2016 01:12 PM

Enrico, I love spool cabinets and have had a couple of original ones over the years. They make wonderful storage places for small things and even collections of the things we collect. The one you have here is beautifully done and I’m sure that you have found it to be a great conversation piece and eye catcher. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 01-11-2016 04:12 PM

Beautiful, great job and welcome to LJ’s!

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#15 posted 01-12-2016 07:19 PM

Classy and functional!
I Envy her! You have some seriously fine skills!
She’ll be asking for the rest of her sewing room to be refurnished! I know I would be!
Thanks for posting!~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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