Wooden Necktie (my reversible variation)

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Project by BenI posted 12-26-2012 03:59 PM 1327 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stumbled upon the Woodworking for Mere Mortals video of him making a wooden necktie and decided I had to make one. The only thing is that I have 5 different dress shirts so I wanted to make mine reversible so I could wear it with any of them. Doing this didn’t require too much design change except how the elastic cord went thru the pieces, so all in all it worked out great.

The dark side is Bolivian Rosewood and the light side is Bird’s Eye Maple and I finished it with 3 coats of wipe-on poly.

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Ben from IL

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 04:02 PM

Wild and crazy but cool

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 04:37 PM

Neat, really neat!

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 06:03 PM

Really cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 06:26 PM

Thanks guys! Obviously just a fun little project to make something you can have a good laugh about.

-- Ben from IL

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 12:01 AM

Well that’s cool! nice work!

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 12:37 AM

BenI most cool; I think I will try to make one too.

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short!!

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 07:28 AM

hfminmi It’s not too hard but I ended up making a jig for the grooves.

Here’s the Youtube video of him making it, and he put a template of the tie in the description with the video which helps with the dimensions, etc.

-- Ben from IL

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