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I haven't been on here for a while now and this is for a very different subject.

 

A short while back I was turning some crochet hooks for a lady in Malmesbury, our local town. She asked me if I could turn some knitting needles for her. I said that I thought so and I nearly fell of my perch when she told me what she wanted as I had never dreamed that anything like that existed. What she wanted was 3 different sizes. I have put the photo of them below.IMG_4780.thumb.JPG.2494d05735db29c77adafec7f37bef70.JPG

The 'little' ones are 25mm X 50cm, black walnut and box wood, next 30mm X 60cm, black walnut and oak and 40mm X 60cm accoya and oak. At first I thought that they were for a shop window display, but no, they are for knitting and I hope that the person has strong arms and wrists 😍

I also had the idea of some magnetic pin cushions and went on to magnetic lidded pin boxes and when I made one I really liked it so took one along to the same lady. She liked it too so now she has one of those aswel.

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I have great difficulty sometimes to know which way my hobby/passion is going to take me?

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As someone who is constantly loses needles and pins I love the magnetic box.

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The knitting needles and pin boxes are beautiful.  I also am always losing my pins, so that is a great idea.

Have you see the stands that look like pipe racks, but hold crochet hooks instead?  

You work is beautiful.

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Those boxes are so clever, who'd have thunk 'magnetic wood'?  :lol   And I love the idea of a place to put bits that aren't magnetic ( like stitch holders, cable 'needles' which are usually plastic).

Wow, I just did the math to not-metric, those are crazy huge needles.  Standard 'straights' are 14" (about 35.6cm) long, and even at single digit mm in diameter kill my wrists.  (I use cabled needles, most of the weight ends up on the cable hanging pretty much straight down from the hands and not out to the sides.  I have boring bamboo needles, I love all the tones of the wood in your needles.

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Firstly ladies, thank you for your lovely comments.

Mary Jo, you mean these

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As they used to say on Blue Peter, this is one I made earlier 😃 The lady who had the needles also bought it so I will have to make a couple more. The holes in the top need to be slightly larger and the dips in the bottom a bit deeper but it turned out quite well.

On a completely different track, I also make earring stands like it.

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Earrings in the little holes, rings on the finial and bits and bobs in the trays. Lovely to make and I've made several now.

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On 11/28/2020 at 4:11 AM, Jonzjob said:

Firstly ladies, thank you for your lovely comments.

Mary Jo, you mean these

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As they used to say on Blue Peter, this is one I made earlier 😃 The lady who had the needles also bought it so I will have to make a couple more. The holes in the top need to be slightly larger and the dips in the bottom a bit deeper but it turned out quite well.

On a completely different track, I also make earring stands like it.

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Earrings in the little holes, rings on the finial and bits and bobs in the trays. Lovely to make and I've made several now.

Yeah that is it.  I found them fascinating.  There were some that were 2 rows instead of in the round, but I love your work.

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Lovely woodworking. The magnetic pin boxes are very clever and would also work in different sizes. thank you for sharing pics of your work.

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Each time I try to post after the earring stand post it puts that post back up again as if I'm doing an edit? So I can only say 🙃🙃🙃 I decided to delete it all so I hope this comes out OK?

Whatever, thank you again ladies. Mary Jo, the hook stand. The base id English elm that I have had for about 20 years and the rest of it is black walnut. Both woods I love to work with. I hadn't thought of 2 rows and after a little thought I will stay with one at the moment me-thinks..

The boxes are what's called 'band saw boxes' and I have made them for a long time now, normally larger than these and one big enough for a chess board on it. Not yet finished, but when I do get around to it it will have a backgammon board inside too.hose type of boxes look lovely with a clear wood grain because when they are closed they just look like a block of wood. This jewelry box is quite a good example. Cedar of Lebanon and I made it a long time ago now917753741_Cedarbox2.thumb.JPG.8cc929404a3044ba04e293a8721f9fa2.JPG

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