Yarn Bowl for Christmas

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Project by PAJA posted 12-24-2013 12:50 PM 1571 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has been busy this year crocheting. She’s done many beanies for family and friends, as well as dozens to donate to the babies at the local hospital. (She believes everyone deserves to get a gift for their new born and not everyone has the support and/or the funds to do this) That’s what inspired this little gift. Not sure of the wood type (any ideas?) It’s very soft and the fractures made it a challenge to turn. It had a little void in the top that made a perfect place to put the little grove to help feed the yarn.

Not sure how practical this gift will actually be, but hope it goes over well with the Mrs.

Merry Christmas to all my fellow Lumber Jocks near and far
All the best

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 01:11 PM

Nice idea! Can’t help you with the wood ID, but it’s pretty!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 02:18 PM

VERY interesting idea.

I probably would have over-engineered it by using a thinner “threading track” and hooking around more acutely to a “feed hole” (I’m thinking of the shape of an upside down comma). But I think what you’ve done might work just fine.

The wood is beautiful. The lid really adds function AND provides an opportunity for decoration and / or personalization. This is very cool!

Let us know how it works. If your wife likes it, I know a handful of women that could use one.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 05:08 PM

Its a beautiful wood but I have no idea what it could be. Looks great anyhow

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 05:57 PM

Beautiful wood turning, and I like the coin in the bottom.
Merry Christmas!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#5 posted 12-24-2013 09:19 PM

Thanks guys.

Jim- I would have over engineered it too if it wasn’t for all of the fractures in the wood. If I could have gone for more of a swirl look to help hold the yarn in place, the wood wouldn’t have lasted with all the existing cracks. With that being said, the wood is so light I’m not even sure it could serve its purpose. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, used a heavier wood. Might just get pulled across the couch as Mrs. PAJA does her yarn voodoo.


-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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