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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 03-30-2015 12:18 AM 773 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2015 12:18 AM

Had a question for people who make or have made wooden bow ties that you wear, not put in a table top or whatever. Want to make different stuff to try and sell at craft fairs around here, most I’ve been to as a shopper around here, most of the woodworkers sell basically all the same stuff, cutting boards, wood utensils, stuff a long those lines. Got my second fair coming up in a little over a month and wanted to add something different so I thought about making a handful of bow ties to see if they sell. Anyways, found the elastic and clips for the part that goes around your neck, and the fabric I can get locally. My question is what’s the best way of securing the fabric that goes around the middle of the tie, to the wood? I plan on using pretty thin wood for it. Thought about using epoxy but wasn’t sure how durable it’d be and if it’d last, using staples or something I’d say wouldn’t work due to the thin wood. Also figured hot glue wouldn’t hold up. Any suggestions?


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#1 posted 03-30-2015 01:21 AM

How about wrapping the wood bowtie in the center with fabric sewn tight and then attaching the clip to the fabric in whatever the conventional way clips go on clipon bowties?

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#2 posted 03-30-2015 02:16 AM

Andy does a pretty good job of it. Look up gfadvm.

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#3 posted 03-30-2015 02:23 AM

By clips, I meant the 3 metal pieces Id attach to an elastic band to make it adjustable. I don’t know anything about sewing, that’s where my mothers expertise will help me with learning haha. Didn’t know if there would be enough space to wrap it tight and sew it together where it will look good and not mess up, may be a trial and error experience I guess.

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#4 posted 03-30-2015 03:04 AM

My apologies Joe for not reading your paragraph above.

Your bow tie idea sounds like it may have a low profit /labor ratio.

I have a friend that does the local craft show circuit. He does well making wooden coolers for the porch/patio/deck. While he makes many quick and simple items he says the cooler probably gives him the best profit/ labor ratio return. It’s spring already and summertime is a coming.

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

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#5 posted 03-30-2015 05:48 AM

Look like the bow tie business is booming for these guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Z7rpvR1rUlc

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#6 posted 03-30-2015 12:54 PM

Wooden bow ties seem like a pretty easy thing to make and be batched out rather easy, of course I haven’t made one but from watching videos and just looking at them it doesn’t seem bad. Plus charging $25 or so with only a couple dollars into them, doesn’t seem like a bad plan, if they sell that is.

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#7 posted 03-30-2015 04:05 PM

Deleted, wrong thread LOL

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#8 posted 03-30-2015 04:10 PM

Believe you posted in the wrong thread haha

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