So, I had this lovely old chair, which completely gave up the ghost.
As I looked over its sad bits and pieces I had a brainstorm: How about trying to make a Niddy Noddy?!
I pulled three rungs out of the legs and got to work.
First I gave everything a quick clean with a steel bristle brush, then a cursury sanding.
I have a mini vise table, which came in super handy.
I lucked out with these rungs, they had a center ridge so I had a super easy place to drill.
I have some larger drill bits, but none were exactly the same size of the third rung of my niddy noddy, so I had to whittle down the end.
The construction of a niddy noddy is very simple. two perpendicular ends and a central piece.
This was the original mock up, and it wasn't super easy to remove the hank of yarn. I decided that the ends were too long,
I also gave everything a coat of spoon oil.
Here's the final(ish) form of the Niddy Noddy. The only thing I don't love about this version is the finish from the original chair which is imbedded in the grooves. I could certainly get it out with a lot of elbow grease, but this was a fun project just for me so I may just overlook the gunk.
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