Bobbin Holder

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Project by Grumpy posted 10-03-2017 04:53 AM 1349 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter-in-law asked me to make this one. She does a lot of needle craft so needs to store her cotton reels for easy access.
She had a picture of what she liked so I was lucky I didn’t need to design one from scratch.
I used western red cedar for the pole, in two parts joined together, 50mm square X 650mm
The 40 pegs are 8mm Tasmanian oak dowel.
The smaller segmented base is a mixture of western red cedar & radiata pine.
The larger base is mdf, 200mm dia with a large dowel for centering and rotation.
Finished with wipe on poly.
I used sketchup to determine the basic measurements.

Finished just in time for her birthday.
Thanks for looking

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 08:54 AM

looks like you have got that project sewn up!

-- Regards Rob

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 10:05 AM

Will be a great birthday present for your D.I.L. who will certainly appreciate it. Nice all round project, well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 10:57 AM

That’s a mighty fine looking Bobbin Holder Grumpy! Nice work! Happy Birthday to your Daughter in Law!

PS. Robert… liked your pun! :)

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

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 11:03 AM

you made a simply project like one beauty
Nice work,Grumpy

-- bambi

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-03-2017 12:41 PM

Nice one, Tony! You made it 300% better and a lot fancier. She should love it!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 10-03-2017 12:58 PM

I see you have been bobbin around lately. Nice work on it. It is really cool looking and she will love it.

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

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#7 posted 10-03-2017 01:16 PM


A great looking project.

Is this just a storage rack or does she plan to use the thread from the spool still on the rack?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#8 posted 10-03-2017 01:16 PM

Grumpy, this is a very nice bobbin rack.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 10-03-2017 08:01 PM

Thanks for all your nice words Jocks.
Karson, just a storage rack for different colours, she showed me what she wanted & I did the rest.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 10-04-2017 02:25 PM

Artful display and storage, Tony!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 10-04-2017 08:55 PM

Thanks Candy

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 10-09-2017 12:18 PM

wow that was a great project and nicely done !!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#13 posted 10-10-2017 12:05 AM

Thanks for looking Stelios.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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