|Project by Gabe C.||posted 02-25-2012 06:59 PM||4410 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
My gal knits, like many out there, and any time that I see some woodworking project that relates to knitting, I think “Oooh, brownie points!”
So Steve, from Woodworking for Mere Mortals posted this Knitting Box http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/28281 a week or so ago, I knew it would very useful to the lady of the house (and good for me as well). So I had to make it!
It was my first attempt at finger joints, and it was a good lesson that I needed to learn, as evidenced by the little pile of “toothed” pieces of wood in my scrap trash bin. I will be building a sled for finger joints as a first step the next time I decide to use them in a project. I was also pretty impressed with a corner that I made from scrap and glued together, with it’s ability to not be taken apart once the glue was dry. Stronger joint than I would have thought.
I also had a little fun with the tiny drawer. Its the first drawer that I have made for anything and it’s fairly primitive, but I think it came out okay. (It made me believe that I COULD tackle a jewelry box for my daughter eventually.)
The variations from Steve’s design that I incorporated are the handles on the sides, for ease of mobility, and I cut a bevel across the front so that it might be easier to get to something at the bottom of one of the front sections.
I would have included a picture of it filled with yarn and patterns and needles and such, but I couldn’t wait until she got home from work to post this (I would have put everything in the wrong place).
I think she’s going to be pretty happy. Thanks for checking it out!
-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...