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'On the Fly' Brazilian Rosewood button for Work Slacks

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Project by palaswood posted 08-14-2014 07:34 PM 1957 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Uh Oh! I lost a button on my slacks at work today JUST when a huge customer is coming to visit for a big meeting. But no fear! I brought with me a scrap of rare Brazilian Rosewood sent to me by our very own Summerfi (Thanks again Bob).

Quick drill on the drill press and I’m SO glad I stashed a coping saw at work now. Some scraps of 100, 150, 200 and 320 sandpaper and some creative hand sanding later – Viola! I had some heavy waxed thread with me I got in a leather scraps lot from Ebay.

No finish, the wood is so smooth after 320, plus I dont have anything at work besides some flax seed oil, and I dont wanna stain the pants ;)

Disaster averted and I now have some new favorite slacks!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram





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LeTurbo

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#1 posted 08-14-2014 07:39 PM

Bwahahaha! That’s hilarious. I must remember to keep a coping saw with me at all times now.

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 07:48 PM

Ha! Awesome story. Really drives home how we’re the kind of folks who can seemingly make anything in a pinch.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 08:01 PM

Great save Joseph!

I can only imagine what you would have come up with if you had blown out the zipper.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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mafe

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#4 posted 08-14-2014 08:13 PM

Smiles, keep them up!
Fine.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Thewoodman2000

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#5 posted 08-14-2014 08:39 PM

Are you a Boy Scout! Nice job on being prepared!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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john2005

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#6 posted 08-14-2014 08:58 PM

Nice save! Looks pretty good too!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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489tad

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#7 posted 08-14-2014 11:25 PM

I like that. Thinking on the fly, or just above it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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palaswood

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#8 posted 08-14-2014 11:36 PM

At least somebody got my pun Dan lol -thanks

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#9 posted 08-15-2014 12:25 AM

Wow thats one big fly hate to see whats hiding behind it

Sorry but you asked for it!!!

Otherwise good work !

-- Regards Robert

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Chris McDowell

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#10 posted 08-15-2014 01:08 AM

Stinking awesome.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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Sanding2day

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#11 posted 08-15-2014 04:47 AM

Thats great!! Enjoy the new button, thanks for sharing… Good to have a smile on one’s face at bed time…

-- Dan

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Tim

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#12 posted 08-15-2014 02:51 PM

Hahaha. I love it that you have a scrap of rosewood and a coping saw in your desk at work. This is great.

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Roger

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#13 posted 08-17-2014 12:20 PM

It’s always good to keep that fly buttoned up… :)

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

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#14 posted 08-19-2014 03:17 PM

Nice work. Much better than those Chinese plastic buttons….and you made it your self!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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