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Another talent in the family...

by degoose
posted 11-05-2011 10:29 AM

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 12:02 PM

what do I think???
I think I want one!!!! or two…

These are wonderful!!
(and look, they are displayed on “wood” :D )

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 11-05-2011 12:25 PM

They’re great Larry, compliments to your wife.

And I agree, a good post for the non-shop forum.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#3 posted 11-05-2011 12:53 PM

That’s just another thing we have in common. My wife is also a knitter and crocheter. She’s a professional with her own store and has some published patterns. She teaches folks her art and knits all the time, everywhere.
She claims that when we’re driving – we get there sooner when she’s knitting.
No, she’s isn’t behind the wheel while she knits!

Thanks for the peek at your wife’s work.
Good stuff. Neat owls!


-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#4 posted 11-05-2011 01:24 PM

these are so cool

i see a torque knit master
in her christmas stocking

wonderful work debbie

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#5 posted 11-05-2011 01:45 PM

Don’t laugh too hard, Patron, we sell knitting machines in our store!


-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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matt garcia

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#6 posted 11-05-2011 02:36 PM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 11-05-2011 02:36 PM

Hoo new your wife was as talented as you. The hats are very unique. I am sure she will be busy.

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

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#8 posted 11-05-2011 03:13 PM

very nice, and very warm I’ll bet

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 11-05-2011 03:25 PM

Outstanding hats! Good to know you don’t have all the talent in the family.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 11-05-2011 03:37 PM

Colorful and cheery, these are quite fun! My hat’s off to Debbie. It might just be the camera angle, but it looks like these come in different sizes?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 11-05-2011 03:41 PM

Wonderful Larry, but aren’t they a tad warm for this time of year there ?


(this day began here at -6’C under clear starlit skies..How much for shipping ? );

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#12 posted 11-05-2011 05:00 PM

Those are really nice Larry, I’d love to see you wearing one. Debbie certainly makes some beautiful things, she is very talented.
My wife is also very talented, she has hobbies that come and go and last several months before she gets into another one. She makes Jewelry, scroll saw work (has her own tools), crochet work, arts and crafts stuff and many other things.
You should change your name to “Lucky Larry”.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 11-05-2011 05:10 PM

Larry, tell you wife that she has a great talent and the items are fantastic.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#14 posted 11-05-2011 05:15 PM

What a talented family.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Doug Scott

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#15 posted 11-05-2011 05:20 PM

Very quite. Mother use too do all kinds of stuff but NOT hats like those, NICE WORK.
I need a wife like that !

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#16 posted 11-05-2011 05:32 PM

You’re a lucky man Larry.
I think those hats are wonderful.

-- Mel,

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#17 posted 11-05-2011 07:33 PM

Those are way cool!

I thought its always hot in your neighbourhood.

Ps: Those hat cannot go through airport security :)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#18 posted 11-05-2011 07:46 PM


-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Jim Jakosh

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#19 posted 11-05-2011 09:38 PM

Tell your wive she did a super job on those hats. You need to model one for the blog!................Jim

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

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#20 posted 11-06-2011 12:33 PM

If she used wooden knitting needles that you made her, it would be sort of on topic, wouldn’t it?


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#21 posted 11-06-2011 01:46 PM

My niece makes these really nice, gotta have mittens from old sweaters shy gets from goodwill and other places like that. Here on the coast of Maine she has a good business selling them to small tourist shops. She calls them ‘Made in Maine’ and uses the word ‘upcycled’. Unbelievable how popular they are.

Cool hats there. Be sure to take lots of pictures of your grandsons with the hats on. Then show them to them when they’re 13 years old. They’ll love it!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#22 posted 11-06-2011 01:48 PM

These are awesome. I think an Etsy store might be in order;0

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#23 posted 11-06-2011 03:52 PM

I’ve been thinking of selling off my power tools and taking up crocheting. A lot less noise and dust…

By the way, EVERYONE please do me and Charles a favor: click over to the Charles Niel vs Stumpy Nubs contest thread and help judge the boxes! Then come back here and continue your discussion with the warm inner feeling of having done another good deed…

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#24 posted 11-07-2011 08:19 AM

I had better send this to my wife. She does that all the time. Bet she will love these ;-)) Nice hats!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#25 posted 11-07-2011 08:32 AM

Cool hats. I can see where these would be a hit with the snow sking crowd, especially the Rice University students.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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