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Project by HandsOgold posted 06-14-2007 01:20 AM 1611 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My playful side wants to keep you all in the dark and see what you all think these are. Let’s see…..the first is a thing-a-ma-bob…................and the second is a thingS-a-ma-bob. Nah, I aint gonna tell y’all right off.. I will describe them a bit. They are 3-4 inches long and an inch or two high. The first is made from a walnut thin and a purpleheart round. The second is some expensive bocote with a purpleheart and a paduak post. The white surrounding them is the round foam spacers found ot the top of spindles of CD blanks used to copy data from your PC. Anyone any closer to their use? You never realized that woodworking could hold any suprises. Boy will I be embarassed if EVERYONE ALREADY knows what they are and has made dozens themselves. lol. Since I want to keep my membership i better share what they are. OK…...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................(no peeking)......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................(someones peeking)..................................................................................................................my wife used to dump her rings at nite on the sink counter. i didn’t want them slipping down the drain or shattering on the hard surface,,,,,,,,so…......”padded ring holders.” My neighbor saw it and exclaimed, “How Brilliant,” so I made her the second.

-- Dan





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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-14-2007 01:24 AM

Great Idea. I had no idea.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-14-2007 01:54 AM

hey.. were you do the cyber tool share thing and peek inside my shop?? I have thousands of them!!
ha.

That is indeed a brilliant idea!! The foam protection is amazing idea.

((running downstairs to make thousands of them))

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#3 posted 06-14-2007 02:05 AM

I’m afraid.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 06-14-2007 02:56 AM

That’s some pretty wood. A good way to use up small pieces.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 06-14-2007 03:54 AM

Spid-ato runs in fear at the sight of the double thing-a-ma-bob! Unfortunately running headlong into the watch-a-ma-callit….bruising his whatsis badly.

Nice idea Hands….we’ve had to open the p-trap a couple of times to get dropped rings left on the window sill above our sink.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#6 posted 06-14-2007 05:51 AM

very clever… thankfully, my wife insn’t jewelry person, but I could make several as gifts!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#7 posted 06-14-2007 05:52 AM

I know some one who could use one. Hmmmmm…
Real Nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#8 posted 06-14-2007 06:04 PM

Great idea, beautiful wood, I’ve seen a lot of different ring holders, these are unique. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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oscorner

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#9 posted 06-14-2007 06:29 PM

Nice looking wood. I’m glad you let the cat out of the bag, because I couldn’t tell the size from the pictures and was going to say they were…..(I better not say). ;^) Nice ring holders.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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LJ

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#10 posted 06-15-2007 12:27 AM

The woods are gorgeous. Brilliant idea for a very practical …. thing-a-ma-jig.

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org

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#11 posted 06-15-2007 08:04 AM

She must have big….......fingers…cool project idea…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 08-25-2008 08:09 PM

hee hee very cool, i think i’ll make one for my wife…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 06-15-2010 01:01 AM

My wife rarely takes her rings off. Wouldn’t it be easier to just drive a nail in the wall by the sink? ;) Anyway…..nice choice of contrasting woods. Those would make nice gifts. Thanks for sharing and for the guessing game. I missed the right answer by at least 5.793 miles.

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