LumberJocks

Buttons for my wife's knitting

  • Advertise with us
Project by gingershack posted 959 days ago 1088 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife, being an avid knitter, challenged me, (meaning she said she wished there was someplace she could get homemade), to create buttons out of wood. The key to this is making them “unique” she said. I played around on the lathe for a while and found a couple ways to knock them out pretty consistantly. I’ve found that it’s a great way to use up the odd cutoffs and ends that I can’t bare to throw away, but seem to collect quickly in the shop. I turned a quick bowl, and now when I get a good piece of wood to use up, and a couple spare minutes I turn some buttons and put them in the bowl for her to use on her projects. Win – win.





10 comments so far

View EyeOfTheJen's profile

EyeOfTheJen

205 posts in 1042 days


#1 posted 959 days ago

All the turning I have done and I have never done buttons! Those are so pretty. What a great idea to use up some scraps..

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112010 posts in 2203 days


#2 posted 959 days ago

Way cool about as unique project I’ve seen, very good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

6917 posts in 1929 days


#3 posted 959 days ago

those look really nice, nice bowl also…tell tanya i said hello

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View amagineer's profile

amagineer

1383 posts in 1223 days


#4 posted 959 days ago

I think the buttons are a wonderful idea. They look hard to make. I love working with wood, especially when I see all the creative ideas that woodworkers come up with.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

View clieb91's profile

clieb91

3264 posts in 2561 days


#5 posted 959 days ago

That is pretty cool. I may have to play with that idea at some point as I am sure my wife would figure out a way to use them in her sewing.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

View Cliff De Witt 's profile

Cliff De Witt

128 posts in 1318 days


#6 posted 959 days ago

Okay, how did you do that?

Turn a spindle and then part them off?

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

View ckollett's profile

ckollett

2 posts in 962 days


#7 posted 959 days ago

Those are beautiful. My wife knits ands sews, and would love these, but I wouldn’t know where to start.

View Woodbutcher3's profile

Woodbutcher3

364 posts in 1513 days


#8 posted 958 days ago

Lessons – I need lessons! These aregreat and I have scrapes that wood be perfect for this!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

View sras's profile

sras

3813 posts in 1755 days


#9 posted 958 days ago

They look great! Neat idea.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View daydrik's profile

daydrik

64 posts in 1042 days


#10 posted 956 days ago

that’s cool.

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase