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Needle cases were very common back when needles were hand-made, and therefor expensive and hard to come by. They are still very handy today to keep mass-produces needles safe and organized, and they make an inexpensive and quite elegant gift for the sewers or beaders in your life.

Needle-cases are simply small (less than 1" diameter), boxes that lie on their sides in a drawer, sewing basket, etc, with snug-fitting lids that won't spill their contents until you open it and tip a needle out into your hand. They hold up to 3" long sewing or beading needles.

I turn them in three styles: Smooth, Finial on cap, and Finial on cap and body. Please indicate which style you want in the "Comments to seller" section of the check-out page. If you don't specify, I will choose!

This item is turned to order and will ship within 5 business days from receipt of payment. Price listed is for each.

These are turned from Claro Walnut salvaged from orchard slash in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please note that these vary a little in length and diameter because I am not attempting to turn exact duplicates, but rather trying to get the best needle case I can from each blank. As you can see from the photos, they can vary quite a bit in color, distribution of heartwood and sapwood, grain-pattern, etc. because every piece of wood is unique in those respects. Your needle cases will be one of a kind rarities!

I hand turn every piece offered for sale here, and they are all my own designs. Everything is produced from locally salvaged timbers. All my work is completed with old-fashioned, pure oil, non-toxic, food-safe, child-safe finishes.

You can see all of my Boxes, Needle-Cases, and Salt-Cellars here:

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Needle Case in Reclaimed Walnut. 3/4" - 1" Diameter by 4 1/2" Long.



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: locally salvaged california black walnut, walnut oil, pure caranuba wax
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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