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Project by Smiley posted 09-16-2009 09:30 AM 4559 views 14 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw something similar up in Alaska once and thought… “Ya know I could do that” and here they are. The biggest trick was drilling the holes for the elastics.

-- No matter how good or bad a day your having a smile always makes it better!





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PineInTheAsh

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 09:47 AM

Great job Smiley, I love ‘em.

What’s the thickness?

—Peter

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SgtSnafu

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 02:06 PM

Very Interesting – I will just have to make me one and wear to work.. ;-)

Thanks for sharing !

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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JJohnston

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 04:08 PM

Just don’t sit down!

Make one of those out of hickory or ash, and you’ve got a dandy little one-hand anti-hijacker club to take on the airplane.

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 06:14 PM

I could see where sitting could be a problem. Unique idea.

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

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terry1769

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 07:25 PM

They look segmented. Are they joined with elastic cord and thus flexible? Very neat project. :)

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Smiley

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 07:47 PM

Yes they are segmented and flexible I guess I will have to add another shot of the segments.

I do wear these to work every now and and again and every one loves them. I get no end of comments. It is a great ice breaker for parties as well. Most people think it is some kind of illusion and it is actually fabric until they ask “Is that Wood???” then promptly reach out to feel it. Then I tell them about the tie I am wearing and they realize that it is wood too. ba dum dum dum… lol

Joking aside it is odd how many strangers feel they can come up to you and just grab hold of this thing hanging from your neck. Just glad I am good hearted and not easily offended.

-- No matter how good or bad a day your having a smile always makes it better!

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Innovator

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 08:11 PM

Nice idea.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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JJohnston

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#8 posted 09-16-2009 09:03 PM

Well, it they’re flexible, they’re no good as a club. Back to the drawing board.

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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John M

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#9 posted 09-16-2009 09:52 PM

That’s awesome! Where would one get the plans / instructions for this???
I would LOVE to wear one of these to work!!

-- John, Ontario, Canada

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 09-17-2009 05:33 AM

Wow that”wood” be great when you drip mustard on your tie.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Smiley

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#11 posted 09-17-2009 05:55 AM

a1jim, it cleans up with furniture polish…

John M, actually I made up my own plans for this and like I said earlier the hardest part is drilling the holes straight through the wood with a bit long enough. I will send you the full size drawing of my plans if you can figure them out great if not then just give it some thought and I am sure you will come up with something great and unique.

If any one else would like the plan just send me a message.

-- No matter how good or bad a day your having a smile always makes it better!

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MrsN

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#12 posted 09-17-2009 07:14 PM

That is awesome, I know a few people with tie collections but none of wood.

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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HeathWhite

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#13 posted 09-17-2009 08:36 PM

Those ties are awsome!

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tyger508

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#14 posted 09-18-2009 07:07 PM

Very cool ties, and a great twist on an old fathers day present! I know what I am making my dad next year!

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 09-18-2009 07:12 PM

Great ties!

I haven’t worn a tie in over 10-15 years!

I like the Windsor knot best…

Have you tried wearing them? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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