Sorry everyone for a my few days of silence. Today I wanted to share with you Mike’s first woodworking project for the year…a spool holder! I was having trouble managing all my huge spools of yarn for the different weaving projects I’ve got going on. There is a lot of unwinding that I have to do when I’m first setting up the loom for a project, and I was always scrambling to find something that I could put the spools on that would allow the yarn to come off the spool easily.
To make the spool holder, Mike found some good, solid wood at Home Depot in their scrap bin. If you ever are working on a small project, check the bin first (Mike got this piece of wood for less than $1)! He sanded the wood down and softened the edges so that I wouldn’t get any splinters. This really brought out the beautiful grain of the wood.
Unfortunately I didn’t think to take any pictures of what is actually holding the spools up! They are 3 strong dowels, each about 5″-6″ long. Mike drilled three holes in the wood the same diameter of the dowels and then inserted the dowels with some wood glue to keep them in place.
I got a chance to use this over the weekend, and it works beautifully! No more trying to put the spools on our curtain rod!