Sunday, January 29, 2012

Woolworking Cabinet & Carding Station

This woolworking cabinet and carding station was something I drew up a while back and Jack made from wood he had down in the shop. It still needs to be painted, and it needs doors, but meanwhile I went ahead and started using it. (He's building a house right now..lol) Thinking of painting it with some sheep on either the top, or the doors.. something fun.

The cabinet is on rollers, so it's easy to move around (even though it's quite big) The carder is on a sliding shelf and it works nicely to card wool right there on the shelf while sitting in a chair next to it. I originally thought I would just store it on this shelf, and wanted the shelf to slide out so that the carder could be picked up easier and be placed on the top of the cabinet, but found that it's really more comfortable to sit and card the wool than to stand.

I would like to make one up that is just for a carder. I would put a drawer with sliders on it on the bottom to store wool that's being worked up in. Also, a thin drawer on the top to hold carding tools might be nice as well. The spinning wheel in this one, really was the motivation for a cabinet to begin with. (since i have a little boy that likes to pull on the spring, etc.. thought it would be nice to house it out of sight when not in use!) It's still in sight at the moment.

6 comments:

  1. Very nice cabinet. Congrats to the cabinet maker, too. I had to post the pictures you sent me of the three bowls to FB so that my son could see how I used my Christmas gift from him. I got all kinds of positive comments about the bowl from some of my friends.

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  2. Great cabinet! I can't wait to see it when it's finished. Your comments about sitting down and carding make a lot of sense!

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  3. I love this! What a great idea - especially for the carding.

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  4. Very nice! Great idea! I just pulled out an old scrapbooking table the other day to put my drum carder on. I have to stand when I use it. You're right sitting would be much more comfortable. My hubby will be thrilled to know you've just added something to his honey do list.

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  5. Very nice and elegant idea. My drum carder lives on my desk and takes up too much space there, and it gets used on a wobbly lime green card table!

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  6. THanks for the nice comments. Sharrie, so glad that you liked your bowls!

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