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Project by pendledad posted 565 days ago 1324 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife just recently completed her sewing class and she has since amassed lots of supplies. She came home one night with an IKEA book shelf and I almost died. I told her anything else she needs I WILL MAKE IT. So she needed a place to store all of her thread. 1/4” dowels glued into rails that are bevel ripped at 45ยบ. Two outside styles are about 2.5” each. No finish because she is going to cover it with thread and ribbon. It only took about 4 minutes to fill the 50+ dowels.

I mostly made this because I wanted an excuse to use my new table saw. It is just too cold to work out in the shop though. So the last picture is my improvised workbench on our classic pull down ironing board in the kitchen. My son agreed it is much nicer working in the heat.

Not the prettiest thing ever made, but my wife loves it because it is so useful.

Thanks for looking.





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 565 days ago

thats a great build,and a unique idea.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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ejvc

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#2 posted 565 days ago

Hey as a seamstress this sort of thing is critical. I’m surprised you got near the ironing board.

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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#3 posted 565 days ago

Wives wait for no husband ! ( lots of “I coulda built that!” but didn’t) Ya got it done! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 564 days ago

Great job on the holder/rack! Well made, very useful and important wife is happy. Nice improvised bench also.

—www.sawblade.com

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