Sunday, February 10, 2019

Yarn Box Scroll Saw Pattern.

This is a pattern that I have had on my to-do list for a few years. It has been requested many times so it's about time I got it completed. I know absolutely nothing about knitting. I remember seeing my wife's grandmother knitting but that's about the extent of my knowledge. 

What I do know is that several readers have shown me yarn boxes and ask if I had a pattern for one. Now I can say yes I do. 

The yarn box needs some weight so it won't move around but I thought 3/4" thick wood looked too thick. I chose to make the box from 1/2" soft maple. The ornamental birds and the lid retainer are 1/4" thick. 

I am using hand-cut finger joints to assemble the box. I'll discuss the joints below.

This project lends itself to personalization. Cutting the owners name or personal ornamentation in place of the birds will really make it a special gift. You could also just skip the ornamentation completely if you like.

Here is my signature coin on the bottom of the box. I know this is self-serving but these personalized signature coins really add a nice touch to your finished projects. I would be happy to make a set for you. Just click this link to order one of four different designs. For just over $1 a coin you can add your signature to that special project.