Skein Bowl- prototype

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-16-2017 01:59 AM 1035 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making yarn bowls, I thought I might eliminate the need for a yarn ball and a ball winder by just feeding the yarn off the skein either from the outside or inside. I had this idea for making a bowl to handle the skein with a slot in the front for peeling the yarn off the outside of the skein and the yarn bowl notch in the end if you can pull the yarn from the center of the skein. It has mesquite ends and a PVC center that will be wood if the idea pans out.
The ends were turned on the lathe and hollowed to fit the 4” PVC. The are held on with screws and epoxy. I finished them with Danish oil and Poly. This bowl is being tested tomorrow by some of the folks who use a lot of yarn in our park.

I was busy in January building an annex to our shed here is Az. between the rain and cold weather. It is 45×90 x 95” high in the front and the roof slopes back at 7 degrees. I replaced an old storage box left by the previous owners. Now I have lots of room to work on projects in the regular shed.
Now I can get back to fun projects.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 02:48 AM

Looks good Jim and it will give you lots more room for tools and workspace .


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#2 posted 02-16-2017 03:13 AM

Nice shed! I’ve you’re like me, it’ll soon be too small 8^)

Cool idea for the yarn skein!

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

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 03:37 AM

Good work Jim.

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#4 posted 02-16-2017 04:14 AM


You’re really getting interested in the Yarn world… via Selling Project feedback, I presume.

Cool little shed… Did you make it from materials or did you buy it & put it together?

Anything you can get OUT of the SHOP area is like adding that much room to it… I should think of doing the same type of thing… Might make a HUGE difference!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 02-16-2017 04:57 AM

Beautiful work, always something inovative.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 02-16-2017 05:00 AM

Jim. Nice work.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 02-16-2017 07:51 AM

master is the master
great job,Jim,as usual

-- bambi

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#8 posted 02-16-2017 09:32 AM

Interesting prototype, Jim. Will the wood version be stave construction or has the design process gotten that far yet?
Less junk and more room in the shop is always good!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 02-16-2017 10:17 AM

That is really cool. You did a GREAT job there. Glad you “found” more room to work.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#10 posted 02-16-2017 10:57 AM

Looks great Jim. I am surprised to hear “rain” and “Arizona” in the same sentence. I thought we only had crappy weather here in Pittsburgh.

Shed looks real nice, too. glad you can get back to the shop

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 02-16-2017 12:29 PM

Beautiful Work Jim! Nice little shed too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 02-16-2017 02:13 PM

So what’s the verdict? Does it work? If so, I’m making something like that for my wife because it’s genius

-- An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions ~Robert A. Humphrey

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#13 posted 02-16-2017 02:50 PM

That’s a interesting prototype Jim. If it works out, those folks can save some money.
Too bad I wasn’t down your way this year, I could of helped you with the shed. It’s been a while since I worked on one of these. Nice work.

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

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#14 posted 02-16-2017 03:50 PM

everything looks great

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#15 posted 02-16-2017 04:16 PM

Great idea Jim. Please let us know how the trials using your skein bowl pro type turn out.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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