Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: A knotted button

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Posts
    4,699

    A knotted button

    We went up to San Juan Island last week while loml had a rare sheep breed wool spinning class. Its at a fairly swank resort place that gives a nice deal for the off season to some of the workshops so they can keep staff on. Part of the deal is we get catered lunches/dinners (yeah spoiled ) and at the end of it the spinners knit up a little bag to put the tip money for the caterer in. I carved a little button to go along with the bag (and no I didn't have anything to do with the bag design ).

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20140320_181346.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	89.5 KB 
ID:	81976

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20140320_181435.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	82.4 KB 
ID:	81977

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Posts
    5,015
    The ladies had a great idea and your button made it even classier. Nice job!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    S E Washington State
    Posts
    3,777
    Nice job carving.
    "We the People ......"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,749
    I love it! How long does it take you to make one?
    Cheers,
    Roger


    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

    Everyone is a self-made person.

    "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their veracity" -Abraham Lincoln

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Posts
    4,699
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    I love it! How long does it take you to make one?
    Way way way to long. I think that I ended up with somewhere around 5+ hours into that one although it was all done with hand tools in somewhat primitive conditions and I used a small scrap of rosewood which is a kind of a pain to carve. I'm seriously considering investing in a power carver of some sort. OTOH I was just sitting around the cabin inbetween walking the dogs so I didn't have a lot else to do.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,361
    You really do have a gift for this sort of thing Ryan. I've seen your work, and it's nicely done!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Posts
    4,699
    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    You really do have a gift for this sort of thing Ryan. I've seen your work, and it's nicely done!
    I'm just a little knotty..

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Posts
    4,944
    Well don't let your wife find out you were knotty.

    Seriously, that knot really goes with that bag. You have a good eye.

    Enjoy,
    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
    VOTING MEMBER

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Posts
    4,699
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Seriously, that knot really goes with that bag. You have a good eye.
    I would take the credit but I can't - I made the knot first and the bag followed. It was actually a collaboration bag where 5? 6? people all did a little bit on it so I'm not even sure anyone can really claim credit. Serendipity perhaps.

Similar Threads

  1. Push Button
    By Les Elm in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-21-2013, 07:07 PM
  2. The Red Button
    By Dan Mooney in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-02-2012, 02:11 PM
  3. Knotted Curly Maple HF
    By Steve Schlumpf in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-02-2009, 11:27 AM
  4. Push Button
    By Les Elm in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-01-2009, 08:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •