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Project by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler posted 04-14-2010 11:52 PM 1337 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am partial to bow ties when wearing a suit.

With a deep bow toward my hero, Jordan Straker, I selected a portion of a maple burl to carve out a bow tie that I intend to wear. No, really.

When I told my wife what I wanted to do she asked, “You’re not got to actually wear it, are you?”

“But, yes, my dear, I will wear it.”

So here is my bow tie, except for the neckband, ready to wear.

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.





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tinnman65

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 01:37 AM

You might not wear it but had to be fun to make. Is this some of the burl from the neighbors tree that you got when it was cut down? Nice job Don.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 02:59 AM

I have a wedding comming up this summer, everybody knows how much I enjoy woodworking. I think it would be quite a sight if I showed up wearing one of these lol… I may just have to make one myself. Nice job!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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scrappy

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 08:09 AM

I think every woodworker needs a wood tie. Great job. Might have to give this a try.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

#4 posted 04-15-2010 12:38 PM

Paul,
This burl was one I bought in Oil City.
The ones I harvested last year are not cured yet.
But I WILL wear it.
Perhaps tonight!

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#5 posted 04-16-2010 05:06 AM

well done DON

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 04-18-2010 08:12 PM

like it ,like it,like it
a great idea to the more officiel moments
this will be a great add to the wooden ties

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/25376

great work Don

Dennis

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