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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 08-26-2015 06:28 AM 1056 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted my completed bar project last December;
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/160074
I had the idea of a bar mat made out of those rubber stubby holders you get on holidays in gift shops.
Anyway I had a collection of over a hundred to choose from.
so I decided to stitch a few together (that’s hand stitch because I couldn’t find any volunteers with a sewing machine).
Lucky I didn’t do any closeup photos to show my less than average sewing ability, but from a distance they don’t look too bad.
I think it’s better than leaving them in a cupboard.


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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 06:52 AM

One obvious question, GMan: Why, oh why do you want to cover up that gorgeous wood? Are those mouse pads?

-- Mark

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 07:36 AM

Mark, just in case you spill your drink when you come to visit.
They were those round beer stubby holders you slip your Bud or fosters into.
Cut the bottom out then cut through the joint & it opens out flat.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 08:31 PM

Would also look good hanging on the wall. Neat idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 08-27-2015 01:09 AM

Yes Roger, I might even do that.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 08-27-2015 02:31 AM

Or they would make such a cool wet suit – you’d be the envy of all the young guns.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 08-27-2015 02:40 AM

NaFianna, might leak at bit. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 08-27-2015 05:19 AM

Creative way to display the collection, Grumpy! Maybe glue the next batch to a roll of shelf liner? And, I’m with Mark and Roger, hang it on the wall. Please, don’t cover up that beautiful wood! :-)
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 08-27-2015 06:28 AM

May well do that Candy. Thanks for looking.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 08-27-2015 06:11 PM

I like it, it’s a cool idea. It will sure protect the top.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 08-28-2015 12:40 AM

Thanks DD

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 08-29-2015 09:04 PM

Glue them to a substrate; Construct a frame, and hang it on the wall.
I saw one at an art fair made of wine bottle labels … they were asking $450.00 …
Yours being so unique should double that …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 08-30-2015 01:20 AM

Thanks Mike. That seems to be the consensus.
I’ll put it on ply, frame it & hang it on the wall.
Decision made & thanks to all for their advice.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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