Rough turning a Jumbo Yarn Bowls produce a massive quantities wood shavings. As a result reclaiming and recommitting the wood, has become a very large part of Bob’s natural work process.
Every time a Jumbo bowl is designed and rough turned, it produces a 30 gallon (plus) yard bag packed full of beautiful wood shavings. Storing and transferring dozens of bags to the landfill on a weekly basis seemed wasteful, and our community gardens had their fill. When Bob found out his boxing Trainer/Master Gardening buddy; Luis Camacho needed an endless supply of mulch for his large tropical gardens at home, the problem was solved. The best thing is that Bob’s commitment to turning the shavings back to the earth isn’t only the green way; but a way for him to stay healthy as well. As long as he’s turning, Bob has to continue his rigorous boxing sessions twice a week so Luis can recycle them back to mother nature. Heck of a good thing.
Pecan shavings from one Jumbo Yarn Bowl
...packs a 30 gallon yard bag, with more to spare!
The main function of a Yarn Bowl is to hold your yarn ball so it doesn't roll all over the room while you're working. Our Medium, Large, and XL Yarn Bowls serve that purpose very well! However, when we started getting numerous requests for bigger bowls, Bob started creating XXL, XXXL and occassionally "Jumbo" Yarn Bowls.
These yarn project bowls serve the usual purpose –allowing one or two larger balls of yarn to roll freely in the bowl with the added benefit of extra room to decoratively store your project, extra yarn, tools, pattern, etc.
When purchasing our oversized XXL+ Yarn Project Bowls, please keep in mind that while two balls of yarn will "roll nicely" when using the yarn groove, three or more large balls of yarn have a tendency to tangle when you feed individual yarns all together through the groove.
If you're purchasing an XXL+ Yarn Bowl in order to work with three or more different large balls rolling in the bowl at one time, please be advised that you'll need to let the balls of yarn pull freely (from the top of the bowl) without locking them into the groove, this should prevent them from tangling in the bowl!
TIP: Add a small cup or jelly jar in the middle of the bowl creating a "hub". The cup will hold your tools and scraps and allow multiple balls of yarn to pull freely from the top without tangling!