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01-12-2013 02:47 AM

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Need help designing a more comfortable and practical way to wear this wood tie I made. Right now I am just wearing the elastic cord that holds the pieces together. Needs to be thicker and able to easy get on and off the neck. any ideas?

-- AJS

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 02:53 AM

I know I’m trying to find a practical way of wearing something impractical…but…

-- AJS

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 02:56 AM

Comfortable and Tie used in the same sentence? Is that even possible?

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 03:08 AM

I agree on the comfort thing. Don’t own one, don’t plan to.

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

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 04:20 AM

A wooden bow tie might be a LITTLE more practical.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED!"

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 08:28 AM

Some sort of strap, belt or webbing would be more comfortable. It also allows you to use Velcro to make it easy to get on and off, and to be adjustable to your or someone else’s neck size.

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

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 11:36 AM

How about converting a web belt? Flexible, yet flat and more comfortable around the neck. Hide the buck under the tie, maybe anchor it there… Just a thought.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 01:35 PM

Velcro strap and round over the top edges of that thing.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 01:43 PM

OK, what the heck is going on. I KNOW I responded to this post yesterday. ( I commented about the hat)
And yet I dont see my comment here…. what’s up wit dat ?

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#10 posted 01-12-2013 01:45 PM

I bet it wouldn’t be too hard to convert this into the Dilbert version:

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#11 posted 01-12-2013 03:17 PM

Interesting tie…..

If I had to wear a wooden tie, I would

Cut a rectangular length of fabric, such as flannel or fleece. Fold it in half over the width, (so that you have a long, skinny piece.) Sew the long edges together, close to the edge. Then turn the whole thing inside out (you’ll have to use a long stick or knitting needle to do so ). That leaves you with a tidy, thick but narrow tube of fabric with the seam on the inside.

With that, you can either cut the elastic and sew the fabric to the ends of the elastic, or cut the fabric in half and add two velcro tabs, behind your neck and sewing the other ends to the elastic.

No matter what you do, if you cut the elastic, it really should be machine sewn to the fabric. If you don’t sew, ask someone who does, because the elastic/fabric joint will fail if it’s not done properly. If you use velcro, don’t use it to attach the elastic to the material.

Elastic to material joint – sewn, likely so that the end of the elastic fits inside the end of the fabric tube.

fabric to fabric joint – velcro Don’t go crazy with the velcro, because it would not be comfy on the back of your neck. Make sure the velcro is narrower than the fabric and that it doesn’t touch the outside edges of the fabric.

This would not be a huge project – about 30 min or so for someone proficient on a sewing machine.

Hope this helps

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#12 posted 01-12-2013 04:06 PM

Take a tip from law enforcement and go clip-on. That way when the babes all attack you you won’t get swung around by something tied around your neck.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#13 posted 01-12-2013 04:51 PM

Thank you all so much for all the input! I’m gonna try a few of these methods….I like the velcro idea but i would want to attach it directly to the wood, not the elastic. Not sure of the best method to secure velcro to wood…

-- AJS

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#14 posted 01-12-2013 10:55 PM

Velcro to wood – you could use a contact adhesive. If you are worried that will not last, perhaps add a couple of staples as well.

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

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