Wooden Basket Bottoms for Crochet
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My wife enjoys crocheting and she asked me to make some wooden basket bottoms.  

She showed me a few websites that sell them and that's where I got the dimensions plus the hole count and hole size that I needed.

The ones for sale are made of very thin veneered plywood (3 or 4mm) and they are cut with a CNC laser.  Some reviews objected to the campfire smell! 

I'm using solid wood resawn, then drum sanded, to 1/4 inch thick.

If you aren't familiar with crochet baskets (I wasn't) here is a 2 minute video:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjGyl4bpnbA

Here are some that I made.


Maple 14" x 6"




Cherry 6" x 6"



It's a great way to use up some scraps as well.

Mike
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  Re: Wooden Basket Bottoms for Crochet by Ohio Mike (My wife enjoys croch...)
Cool! Looks like something my daughter might like.

What size holes did you drill?
Dave Arbuckle was kind enough to create a Sketchup model of my WorkMate benchtop: http://www.arbolloco.com/sketchup/MauleS...nchtop.skp
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  Re: RE: Wooden Basket Bottoms for Crochet by MauleSkinner (Cool! Looks like som...)
(01-04-2021, 05:37 PM)MauleSkinner Wrote: Cool! Looks like something my daughter might like.

What size holes did you drill?

My wife tells me the size of the holes determines what yarn thickness to use.

Most of the commercially available ones have either 7mm or 8mm holes so I used a 5/16 inch brad-point bit which is 7.9 mm.

Also, the ones we looked at online had an even number of holes so I did the same.


Mike
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