|Project by RogerM||posted 01-12-2016 08:18 PM||984 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This portable yarn swift was made of Cherry wood and has 8 “spokes” used to hold skeins of yarn so that a skein of yarn can be wound into a ball of yarn which is preferred by most knitters. The assembly expands to fit almost any size of skein and turns on a standard aluminum tube that slips over a solid round aluminum rod which can be found in most hardware stores. The spokes are fastened to the spindles by bare 12 gauge copper wire and are loosely fastened to each other on the extremities by waxed saddle thread (I am told that waxed dental floss would work also). This piece is finished with linseed oil and varnish.
The case was made of Red Oak using finger or box joints to join each of the four sides. The top and bottom are flat panel rail and style design using stub tenons. The top and bottom are affixed to the sides using a tongue and groove system made by Sommerfeld Tools. Trunk hardware was obtained from Kennedy Hardware based in Zionsville, IN.
-- Roger M, Aiken, SC