After making two Lightbulb Aquarium
s, mom asked me to make her a thread stand, so here it is! This is my first Instructable, so please tell me what you think.
Step 1: Gather materials and tools
Wood (scrap from previouse project, about 4" square)
Wire clothes hanger
Needle nose pliers
Step 2: Cut wood
Cut off a square(ish) piece of wood, about 4 inches with the saw.
Step 3: Sand
Just Round of the edges and corners
Step 4: Find center of square
Flip the piece over, and find the center of the square by finding the midpoint of the length and width. (there should be an X. :P)
Step 5: Drill
Find a drill bit that is the same size as your bamboo skewer. Put it in the drill, and plug it in. (I have included a picture of the "safe" way to use an extension cord. Just tie a square knot and DO NOT TIGHTEN!!!) Drill a hole in center of X (more or less)
Step 6: Sand (again)
Just need to flip over the square again and sand down the junk around the hole.
Step 7: Cut skewer
Make sure the skewer fits in hole. Put smallest spool of thread you will be using on the skewer and mark The height on the skewer. Then cut it at mark with needle nose pliers and sand.
Step 8: Cut coat hanger
You want 16 inches from this, so make a cut at the corner, and another one closer to the hook on the opposite side.
Step 9: Bend the wire I
Bend the endthat isn't already bent (yeah, I know thats weird) at a 90 degree angle, bout 2 inches on the end. Then lay it flat on the table and bend up 90 degrees, 2" from initial bend.
Step 10: Bend the wire part II
Go to the opposite end (the one that was bent before step 9) and with the L shaped part on the ground, make sure they're parallel to eachother. Bend the wire around in a loop, trim off excess, and bend end so it's not sharp.
*note, the loop doesn't have to be closed.