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Project by recycle1943 posted 12-15-2017 08:47 PM 1131 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was watching my wife the other evening pulling yarn out of a plastic bag as she was crocheting. I have wanted to make a yarn bowl for quite a while so to the wood shop I went.
The above is my version of what was supposed to be a yarn bowl. Prior to cutting a groove for the yarn to pass thru I brought the bowl in to show her and get approval.
You can see in the pictures there is NOT a groove nor hole in it because the boss wouldn’t let me cut it so I guess it should be called a vase. Whatever it will end being called is up to her because she is now the new owner, she took possesion before I got the final finish coat.
Thanks for looking and please point out possible improvements

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 12-15-2017 09:10 PM

Sweet, it looks pretty good. Nice work.
Rather than cut a slot or drill a hole for the yarn to run through, for the purpose of keeping the ball in the bowl I assume, why not add a hole or slot in the form of two upright “fingers”, for lack of a better or correct term, that attach to the bowl rim. You could shape such a device from a coat hanger, and make it fit the rim with a pressure fit to hold it in place.
At the very least, clip a paper binder type clip on the rim, and run the yarn through the handles. The clips on the left of the picture.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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poospleasures

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 10:55 PM

Nice looking bowl/vase/yarn bowl. I like your idea. Since I don,t understand how yarn needs to feed I have just copied what other guys showed. You are absolutely right that the boss knows best. After seeing your project you have given me some ideas. Thanks

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 12-15-2017 11:11 PM

I almost laughed out loud when I saw this post. I also make Ring Master bowls and I have one shaped like this setting in my shop….a bit different than this. The top two rings are not glued, just setting there and I wondered if anyone would like it after being glued and sanded. I showed this picture to my wife and she said of course “why don’t you make one of those”. Maybe I will finish what I started…..thanks for the post.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Porchfish

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#4 posted 12-16-2017 01:29 PM

The secret is in NOT showing the wife what you are doing mid project….you can complete it as designed…..then when she sees it in all its glory and you explained the cut out slot piece, she’d suggest you glue it back in where it came from !

Happy Holidays Richard !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#5 posted 12-16-2017 01:43 PM

looking good..merry christmas

-- marshall peterson, north carolina

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#6 posted 12-16-2017 02:27 PM

That is totally amazing, I follow ring master projects, but I cannot figure out how that design is made with the curved accents.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 12-16-2017 02:58 PM

This is a beautiful bowl and I love the pattern that you used.

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

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

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majuvla

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#8 posted 12-16-2017 05:50 PM

WOW! Incredible pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dautterguy

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#9 posted 12-16-2017 06:32 PM

Start another bowl, Use the bottom from it as a lid. Use the 1/2 plug in the centerd as center for the lid. Drill a 1 inch hole or larger with a Forstner bit for the yarn to pass through. You saved a beautiful bowl, and made the “boss” happy

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 12-16-2017 10:12 PM



That is totally amazing, I follow ring master projects, but I cannot figure out how that design is made with the curved accents.

- bushmaster

Thank You but you’re kidding me about how it was made – right ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 12-16-2017 10:16 PM



Sweet, it looks pretty good. Nice work.
Rather than cut a slot or drill a hole for the yarn to run through, for the purpose of keeping the ball in the bowl I assume, why not add a hole or slot in the form of two upright “fingers”, for lack of a better or correct term, that attach to the bowl rim. You could shape such a device from a coat hanger, and make it fit the rim with a pressure fit to hold it in place.
At the very least, clip a paper binder type clip on the rim, and run the yarn through the handles. The clips on the left of the picture.

- Oldtool

Thanks for the tips but I’m pretty sure this particular ‘bowl’ will be delegated to the show and tell area ( meaning it’s not going to be used nor sold )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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cajunpen

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#12 posted 12-18-2017 04:37 PM

Dick that is one good looking “Whatchamacallit” I think that Dautterguy’s idea is pretty good. Make a lid for the bowl and use the 1/2” hole mounting hole in the center for passing the yarn through. When not be used as a yarn bowl the lid can be removed and just like magic it’s a bowl/vase again. Sweet design.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Jerry Spencer

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#13 posted 12-21-2017 03:04 PM

Great looking yarn bowl. My sister has paid dearly for these hand made bowls.
Hope you and your family has a wonderful holiday season!

-- Jerry - Ohio

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