|Project by JoshIndy||posted 01-01-2011 09:25 AM||1257 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
After debating what to get someone that has everything they need, I got the idea to make them a wooden tie I had seen on this site previously.
This is sort of a combination of ideas i found in several online searches.
Due to the difficulty in wrapping the gift, I made a box special for this tie out of pallet maple harvested for free from a local store. I also made sure the box was difficult to open, I secured the lid with 6 small screws. This made for a great unwrapping. He had to find a screwdriver before finishing opening the gift.
The pallet wood is roughly 5/16” thick. The tie is about 1/8” thick with the knot being 3/4” lumber shaped into the knot. The tie is also maple (not from a pallet) but has some sap wood showing the almost 1/2 and 1/2 coloring. Just a clear polyurethane finish with a very light coating of the minwax cherry stain to bring out the grain pattern.
-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt