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    Yarn Bowls

    Few months ago I made a yarn bowl for my wife, and she took it to a knitting group and got all the others wanting one. So I've been busy cranking out a few of these. Fun little projects.

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    Re: Yarn Bowls

    Very nice! How do you make the opening in the side wall?

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    Re: Yarn Bowls

    Beautiful!

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    Re: Yarn Bowls

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    Very nice! How do you make the opening in the side wall?
    I sand and finish the bowl on the chuck first, then start by drilling a hole with a 1/2" bit, then using a dremel, carving a path up to the rim. I've also used a palm router with a straight bit at low speed to clear out a lot of waste at the top. Have to make sure you sand hole and channel very smooth since you don't want the yarn to snag on anything.
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    Re: Yarn Bowls

    Interesting, and good subtle technical details.

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    Re: Yarn Bowls

    Very nice, with me being a scroller I was thinking how hard would it be cutting the curve out with a coping saw
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    Re: Yarn Bowls

    Very beautiful James.
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    Re: Yarn Bowls

    Those look amazing! Great job!


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    Re: Yarn Bowls

    Love it! I wonder some times how many things I can see in a day, and think to myself why I didn't think of that.

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    Re: Yarn Bowls

    Been wanting to make one for my wife; thanks for posting all those fine pictures of your beautiful work James. Your explanation helps me to visualize how I will be able to come up with something similar.
    Experience is a hard teacher; she gives the test first, and the lesson later.

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