Yarn bowl…er, box…

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I recently published this on the other site and thought I’d share it here too…

My wife has recently taken up knitting. We were on vacation in Iceland and found a local wool store, and evidently she got hooked. She was keeping her projects in a paper bag, so I figured we could do better. I’d seen some very nice turned yarn bowls and thought to make her one (which I still will), but then I stumbled across a yarn bowl/box here in the Projects and really liked how it looked. I apologize, I don’t know who posted that project and I’d like to give them credit as this wasn’t my design!!

5° angles to the sides in both directions to give it some depth, dovetailed corners, and some blending of the corner tops.

I used the Shaper Origin to do the detail work on the front, to bore the accent holes on three sides, and cut the handle into the rear. I probably could have used it for the yarn-keeper curly-qs on the sides, but the layout was more than I wanted to do on the fly, so I freehanded them and cut them on the scroll saw.

I wanted to bring accent to the engraved flower on the front, so I added some gel stain. Unfortunately there was waaaay too
much red in it. I had to stain the whole project so it would be even, then scrubbed it back off. I ended up with red tinted zebrawood, which is a shame, but doesn’t look all that bad if you don’t know what you’re looking at.

Finished with Natural Danish Oil and then buffed up with my Beall buffing wheels.

A bowl should be next!

edited to add: Inspiration from Jim Jakosh’s recent project post here.








Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

looks just as great here as it did there buddy.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 The reddish tone look fine RyanGi. The scroll saw work is so nice. 

The Shaper Origin work looks great. Did you use it on the sunflower too? Their one of my favorite flowers. 

I like the concept of the Origin because of its portability. 

James McIntyre

Yes, James, I did the flower using an engraving bit on the Origin. It’s really a phenomenal tool, not only from the portability aspect, but the ease of moving essentially any image you can find onto the machine with only two steps. Obviously high contrast images with clean lines work best, but I’ve done a lot of work with just hand drawn images shot as a jpg on my phone and converted to svg. Especially true for rough out cuts. That flower was a simple image I found on a Google images search for ‘sunflower’ that I image captured and converted, then engraved . Easy peasy. 

I also used it to cut the decorative holes on three sides. I certainly could have drilled them, but I created and spaced them out on-tool very quickly and then was able to reproduce the same sizes and spacing for symmetry on the work piece. ??

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Mighty fine work looks great.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

A personalized yarn box… wouldn’t that be lovely to have!!

I’m picturing one sitting next to my chair … 

Thumbs up! 

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