Needle Box

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Project by drfixit posted 01-25-2010 07:26 AM 1625 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small box for holding sewing needles in. Has a magnetic strip inside. Made of bubinga with handrubbed poly, then waxed. The top has Glaze Coat poured into it over the sheep, thread, and needle.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 07:31 AM

That’s cool. What are the sheep, thread and needle made of? Wood inlays?

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 07:31 AM

nice box

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 07:50 AM

Nice box, cool idea with the magnetic strip.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 08:31 AM

Great little box, thanks for the idea.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 10:20 AM

Love the box. Especially the sheep and thread.

-- Jim

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 12:45 PM

that’s great!
what a nice way to store and access the needles!

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 02:20 PM

Nice box, and a great idea for needle storage. I like the inlay on the top too. Cute and appropriate.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 05:30 PM

Thanks everyone, but the top isnt inlaid. The sheep is a decal, real threat, real needle. Two layers of “bar top” type epoxy to encase it.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 07:42 PM

As a fiber artist, I’m so in love with this box. Is it a gift for someone special?

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 11:22 PM

That’s a great idea. It really does look like an inlay in the photos. Your way is cooler since you combine mediums.

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#11 posted 01-25-2010 11:58 PM

good work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 01-26-2010 01:22 AM

Lisa- the box was made on a request…. the design was left up 2 me though,

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#13 posted 01-27-2010 05:54 AM

That’s a classic crossword puzzle word – means: ornamental box for needles.
I know…I’m just full of this stuff.

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