Dem There Eye's

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Project by Rockbuster posted 347 days ago 1151 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little simple project just about anyone can make,and use up some scrap hardwood. Most of these are about 3/16, to 1/4 ” thick, take a 1/2” forestner bit and drill two holes about 1/8” deep Use the finish of your choice before gluing in the Wiggle Eye’s Drill a 1/8” hole in the end for the key ring. The key rings and wiggle eyes can be bought at Michaels, or Hobby Lobby 24 rings-$2.99 100 plus .47 eyes also $2.99 You will have about .15 cents in each one not counting the wood. No trouble selling these at craft shows for $3.00 to $5.00 each. I will be donating these 25 to the nurses at the Parkview Chemo Center here in Ft Wayne I plan on turning a display stand with a series of hooks on them so they can look at them, and choose the one they want. The last picture is a little different version, of the same thing, only made of all wood. You simply take a 5/8” Forestner bit and drill two holes, use a contrasting color wood to what you are making the key ring out of, and plug them with 5/8” plugs. sand everything smooth , and then drill two 3/8” forestner holes over top of the 5/8 plugs, I try to make them look cross eyed, sand everything flat and finish with your choice. Notice that there are two different styles of wiggle eye’s, one of them has lashes.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 347 days ago

Great project and a great gift to our caretakers. Very cool Rock!

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 347 days ago

lol. awesome, thanks for sharing

-- Joel

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#3 posted 346 days ago

Very clever. Great little economical gifts, should be well received.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 346 days ago

They do look like fun projects. Thanks

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 346 days ago

Great idea! I can see these as stocking stuffers for Christmas or gift tags year round!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#6 posted 346 days ago

Great job. Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 346 days ago

Thanks everyone, always glad to share things here on Lumberjocks.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 346 days ago

Nice little gifts Don! I’m sure these will be a hit with everyone! Creative idea with the eyes! You know how I love eyes!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 346 days ago

Eye can’t believe it!.......... that you can make such a neat project out of those small scraps and the EYES!!

I’ll bet they will be a big hit with the nurses!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 346 days ago

What a great idea. Nice to think of others, I’m sure they will appreciate them.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#11 posted 346 days ago

Nice job. They are great…..

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#12 posted 346 days ago

Hey Don, They are really cool. I’m sure the Nurses will love them.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#13 posted 346 days ago

LOL love it… simple fun gift…. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 341 days ago

Paying It Forward … GOOD FOR YOU! (insert applauding smiley face here)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#15 posted 341 days ago

Cute and adorable key holders! Like the fun eyes and the use of scraps. They are great gift ideas. Thanks for sharing the great idea.

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