Intro: Rotating Yarn Holder
Easy to make rotating holder for yarn that allows the spool to be used up easily.
It looks good and works beautifully.
My wife was about to buy one online for $30.00 made of wood and with a mini lazy susan
bearing set to make it rotate smoothly. We decided to make our own and found the mini
lazy susan for $2.99 on line (Amazon marketplace, VXB bearings.
The original intent was to use wood discs from a craft store,
but we couldn't find the size needed (6" or under). A light bulb lit up over my wife's head :=)
when she thought of using a CD container which has a buit-on upright shaft. Works beartifully. Here's what you'll need :
a glue gun.
mini lazy susan (3") ...VXB Bearings on Amazon marketplace...$2.99 plus shipping.
an empty CD (or DVD) container.
short piece of 3/4" pvc pipe (ours worked out at 3 1/2 inches without the end cap.
end cap for pvc.
Empty the CD container and simply put any blank CDs in the 'lid' of the container.
Using the glue gun, put a SMALL amount of glue at each corner of one side of the lazy susan
and set it down over the shaft, using care to 'eyeball' the alignment. Easy to do. Now your bearing set
is glued to the base of your thing-a-ma-jig.
Place a CD (or in this case, DVD) over the shaft and let it rest on top of the bearing set.
No need to glue this down. You'll see.
Slide the PVC tube over the shaft and top it with an end cap.
Putcher darn yarn ball over the top and go to town.