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Project by TheDane posted 04-22-2016 12:33 AM 886 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has taken up knitting, and wanted a yarn bowl, so I made her one.

She took it to a club meeting and several of her friends said they would like one, too, so I guess I’m in the yarn bowl business!

The ‘J’ slot is cut with a router using a jig that I based on an article in the October 2014 edition of American Woodturner (the AAW journal).

Here is the router jig:
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-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 04-22-2016 02:03 AM

Very clever idea and a great job on the J cut. For some reason even with a jig that seems it was a tedious job. Well done.
As long as we don’t see any yarn in the shop, it’s ok. lol.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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TheDane

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#2 posted 04-22-2016 02:30 AM

As long as we don t see any yarn in the shop, it s ok. lol.

Not to worry … yarn and wood shavings just don’t mix!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 04-22-2016 04:20 AM

COOL yarn bowls…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Tony Strupulis

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#4 posted 04-22-2016 06:04 AM

Very nice. Take the time to make that J-slot super smooth. Any roughness will make for an unhappy knitter.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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majuvla

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#5 posted 04-22-2016 06:38 AM

Outstanding bowls again,great work. I wouldn’t mind put it on table as decoration with some fruits in it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 04-22-2016 06:43 AM

First thought: “How has he made that tail”, and than I saw it was a out sawn (sawn with a router :)) “tail”. Very nice Gerry. Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 04-22-2016 12:55 PM

Gerry, these are all beautiful and so nicely done. It’s a very creative design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TheDane

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#8 posted 04-22-2016 07:30 PM


Very nice. Take the time to make that J-slot super smooth. Any roughness will make for an unhappy knitter.

- Tony Strupulis

Got that covered! The upcut spiral bit makes a nice, smooth cut, and I took the time to sand through the grits in the slot and the needle holes. My wife (the official tester) has given them her stamp of approval.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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ca8920

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#9 posted 04-22-2016 08:18 PM

Very nice work…. They are truly works of art as well as useful storage.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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#10 posted 04-23-2016 07:05 AM

very nice bowls,if my wife saw this…

-- bambi

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mafe

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#11 posted 04-24-2016 02:09 PM

Really fine work, how wonderful it must be to sit and look at this while working with the hands.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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lew

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#12 posted 04-24-2016 02:46 PM

Those are COOL, Gerry! Better than letting the cat play with the yarn!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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