DIY Warping Board

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm not an experienced woodworker, but I managed to design and build this in a day without help - although I got my husband to neaten up the cut-out corners with his chisel because I can't saw straight! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Due to inexperienced woodworking, the corner cut-outs weren't identical, so it fits together better in one particular way. The corners are colour-coded with permanent marker to help me assemble it quickly. I didn't seal the wood - you may want to apply wood wax or varnish. I wouldn't recommend stain or wool oil, in case it comes off on your yarn.

What you will need

  • 4 x 1mx5cmx2cm wood (I used cheap pine); 4 x 12cmx1.2cm dowel; 28 x 10cmx1.2cm dowel (total dowel length about 340cm); wood glue; saw; chisel; woodwork-competent husband to do the chiselling; electric drill
  • 1.2cm drill bit (or whatever matches your dowel); sand paper

Q&A with A.A.

Kai-Lyn asked:
Brilliant! Love that you can break it down. Great idea on marking your corners for joining. Going to make one right now!
A.A. answered:
Hi! Did you get to make one? I'd love to see how it turned out!
thyme72651 asked:
Do you have the plans for this Warping board. I would love to make this also. thanks
A.A. answered:
Hi, a pdf is now available with sketches and assembly instructions if you are still interested. Happy weaving!

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