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Project by MsDebbieP posted 2713 days ago 1692 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one doesn’t look half bad – I made the paper clip for Rick (he needed a place to hold his “honey do” list hahaaa. The paperclip is made out of some thin plywood stuff (using a scroll saw) and the base is a piece of scrap wood from something else. The knot hole fits the thumb perfectly – making it really comfortable to hold.
I only sanded this – no varnish or anything on it.

The other photo is of my WAVE tool. The inside 2 waves slide back and forth, representing life/relationships…
The top of one of the outside waves is the part that had snapped off. I’ll just have to re-do the project, using another kind of wood. (Thanks again for answering my question about how to fix this.)

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





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2713 days ago

oh and I got the pattern for the paper clip from one of the books I bought at Lee Valley

Fun & Easy Scroll Saw Projects by Patrick Spielman

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

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2713 days ago

I can see how with each project your skill is improving. Try just glueing the wave first.

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Don

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#3 posted 2713 days ago

Debbie, the paper clip is a nice project and you seem to have produced it with nice clean parallel lines. It shows that you’ve taken care to get the right look – well done.

I’m curious about the functionality. Is the base weighted?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2713 days ago

no, it’s not weighted but it holds a single piece of paper fine haha.

The plans called for a thinner plywood than what I had available so I thought that it wasn’t going to hold much anyway.

I never thought of adding weight – I’ll consider that for future projects. (that or make the base larger)—I thought about making a little pocket in the base to hold real paper clips but figured I should get comfortable with the basics first!!

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

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scottb

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#5 posted 2713 days ago

If the base doesn’t work out (or breaks) you could impale it into a Honeydew… ;)

-- 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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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2712 days ago

funny funny hahaaa

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

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frank

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#7 posted 2712 days ago

Hi Debbie;
—-the beauty of your woodworking art is ever coming forth, and more-out, as your confidence is on the increase, by which you extol the character of the wood!!!

I also love that knot hole, to my way of seeing, this is want makes the piece of wood, a beautiful piece of ’wood art’!

I just noticed now as I looked at the ‘paper clip’, that what you have shown us Debbie is a work of wood sclupture, WOW—-Debbie now becomes a wood sculpture. Another categorisation to add to your increasing impressive ‘curriculum vitae’ as a Life Guide .

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2712 days ago

hehee :)
I’d love it if my skills took me in that direction Frank—even better, ‘functional wood art”. yup, that would be the ultimate!!

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

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scottb

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#9 posted 2712 days ago

FUNctional wood art, Debbie :)

-- 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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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2712 days ago

I’ll be remembering that phrase, Scott!! :)

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

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oscorner

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#11 posted 2712 days ago

Your waves are very realistic, I’m sorry that one broke. The paper clip is a neat design for holding list, too. Keep up the good work!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#12 posted 2710 days ago

neat project. I think it is very interesting how are using your hands to express what you are trying to communicate. For me, visual images work much better than verbal communication, and I’m sure I am not alone.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 2710 days ago

as I sat waiting for my client today I did some doodling, thinking about that contest challenge. After a few drawing I started creating drawing of things that I could use in my Life Guide business—and all of a sudden works of art started showing themselves. I can see my path starting to unfold more clearly. – using my hands to express what I am trying to communicate.
(as I wrote in my metamorphosis poem years ago: and so I take my pen and lens and venture out into the world, ready to capture that which I have felt and present it for all to see…”
I guess that this still holds, but now the venue is adding woodworking to the creative outlet.

thanks Mark for putting this all into words for me..

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

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