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Crochet Thread Holder and Storage for Hooks

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Project by thelt posted 01-31-2012 12:46 AM 4292 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Crochet Thread holder my wife asked me for. She got tired of the cat swatting the ball of thread around the room while she’s working on one of her projects. This will hold the ball of thread and unwind as she uses it. Also built in is a storage compartment for crochet hooks, scissors, etc. I made this from scrap wood laying around. The sides of the box are made from dimensional pine, the top and bottom is scrap Luan and the two uprights are oak. The lid handle & dowel are from a piece of oak dowel left over from a repair I did to a friends beach chair. The lid handle, I just flattened one side of the dowel and glued and screwed it on. The lid is held on by two 1/4” Rare Earth magnets and it’s just enough to hold the lid on. I stained it using Minwax Old English stain and put two coats of clear polyurethane.

Bottom line is, Mama’s happy and when she’s happy Papa can buy a Freud Box Joint blade set. LOL

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."





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#1 posted 01-31-2012 01:04 AM

Looks like a great idea.good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 01:35 AM

I will show this to my wife. she crochets most all day long and may want one of these. Thanks for the post.

-- In God We Trust

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 02:34 AM

Thats a really good idea you should market them to shoppes I bet you would sell a lot of them.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 02:39 AM

Nice looking project and practical for the Crocheter too.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 04:19 AM

Good innovation and an excellent trade for the box joint cutterset!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 05:28 AM

That’s a nice project! My mom always crocheted and I am sure she would have loved something like that!

-- Josh, San Diego

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 12:24 AM

This is great! I just started crocheting and I’ll have to make one of these.

-- Royce, Iowa

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#8 posted 09-10-2014 10:23 PM

Hello, I would love to have one of these. Does anyone make them to sell?

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thelt

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#9 posted 09-11-2014 10:59 AM

EastofEden, if you’re not in a big hurry, I’ll make another one just for you! BE sure to send me your mailing address.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#10 posted 09-11-2014 02:47 PM

Omg I would love that. How do I sne you my address. I live in Fl.

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#11 posted 09-11-2014 02:52 PM

I can’t email you but my email address is evepeets@gmail.com. If you would email me I would respond. Omg this would be an answer to my prayers.

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