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Project by pickpapa posted 04-02-2011 08:09 PM 1490 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post to make on LJ. I haven’t posted anything yet because I really thought nothing I have done could compare to the outstanding work here, but I will start posting and see where it goes.
My wife had some knitted swatches approximately 12 in square, and wanted to sew them together with yarn to make our dog a blanket, but she needed a needle with an oversized eye. So, instead of driving to Hobby Lobby, 30 minutes both ways, I decided to make one for her. I chose spanish cedar partly because it’s soft enough to work and also because I have an abundant supply of it. Just plain hands on shaping for about thirty minutes and necessity proved to be just what the carpenters wife ordered. Thanks for looking, and I promise to start posting more of my work here. I look forward to any comments.
Pickpapa- (Chuck)

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3





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Rustic

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#1 posted 04-02-2011 08:31 PM

Beautiful job. Start posting your projects you will get lots of encouragement. Just look at mine. I am not a master craftsman by any means.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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lew

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#2 posted 04-02-2011 08:31 PM

Cool, Chuck!!

Quigley would also like to see the complete dog blanket ;^)

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 08:37 PM

pickpapa,

Looks good, keep the posts coming!

Your wife may require additional items made….
BEWARE, you have entered dangerous waters! Hope that this “Eye of the Needle” doesn’t turn out to actually be the “Eye of the Storm”! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 04-02-2011 09:10 PM

Now aren’t you a great person to have around. “Ask and ye shall receive”.
And it is beautiful as well as handy.

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

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prez

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#5 posted 04-02-2011 09:15 PM

Start small and work your way up to large, I always say…......at least for this post!! Good job

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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polecat

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#6 posted 04-02-2011 10:39 PM

Looks good to me , And welcome to L. J.

-- polecat, south alabama

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jumbojack

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#7 posted 04-02-2011 11:17 PM

you are either very young or have great glasses. I am/have neither.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Brit

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#8 posted 04-03-2011 12:18 AM

Amazing. I would struggle to work that small these days, but you really did a great job.

Welcome to LJs.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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nobuckle

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#9 posted 04-03-2011 02:41 AM

It may seem like a small or insignificant project from your perspective but it means the world to the woman who loves you. Keep posting projects and comments because you never know who you might encourage. Posting is a great way to build into the lives of other LJ members. It also gives others the opportuniuty to build you up. Thanks for being a witness to the truth.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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patron

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#10 posted 04-03-2011 02:50 AM

great work
attention to detail
and perseverance
makes the day

welcome to LJ’s
(oh and the sewing circle too) lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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murch

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#11 posted 04-04-2011 10:31 AM

Don’t be shy. Put photo’s on the board. If they accepted mine they’ll take any-ones :-)

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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BigTiny

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#12 posted 04-04-2011 12:17 PM

If you had put another penny in the picture, you could have titled it “my two cents worth”. (groan)

Darn nice job.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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