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Holly / Turquoise Bolo Tie

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Project by jaykaypur posted 553 days ago 998 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from holly wood, turquoise colored stones, and a shoe string. I’d been wanting to make one of these for a while now and finally did so today. Took a LOT of tedious sanding and shaping and I think it turned out well. Finished with wipe-on-poly, then wax, then buffed real niiiice. The 3rd shot is before any finish has been applied. Thanks for the looks and comments

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 553 days ago

A really unique design ,this looks great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roman Hrytsak

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#2 posted 553 days ago

Nice piece. The holly and turquoise stones work well together.RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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Roger

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#3 posted 553 days ago

Looks good to me.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jjw5858

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#4 posted 553 days ago

Hey, this looks really good! Nice combo and so ironic that I too have just been working on spoons made of holly….lol. Nice wood to work, great looking piece!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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lew

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#5 posted 553 days ago

That turned out gorgeous!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 553 days ago

Good job, should be good for the wearable contest

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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kiefer

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#7 posted 553 days ago

Well that turned out beautiful,and looks like a good entry for the contest or a valentines gift .
Nice work and design .
thanks for posting ,appreciate it .

-- Kiefer 松

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vipond33

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#8 posted 553 days ago

Great little piece. The heavy sanding and shaping is just like last weeks headache though, you quickly forget about it as you enjoy the fruits. Is that holly in the centre too?
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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jaykaypur

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#9 posted 553 days ago

vipond33—-yes, the whole piece is holly and so are the 2 little string ends.

Monte, kiefer—-I have entered it in the contest.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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bowtie

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#10 posted 553 days ago

beautiful, maybe a new direction for your talents?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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amagineer

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#11 posted 553 days ago

Nicely done! Your sanding paid off. Holly is a nice wood to work with.
-don

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

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vipond33

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#12 posted 552 days ago

The string ends! They must have been as tough to make as the main piece. I think this tie deserves some leather cord.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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WoodenFrog

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#13 posted 543 days ago

I like It! Great Job on it!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Roger

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#14 posted 542 days ago

Good luck in the contest.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 533 days ago

Clever Bolo tie!

Great job!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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