Crafty Thread - what are you working on at the moment?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by radio_atomica, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    If one of you would like to buy me a crate of wine ;) :D
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  2. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

  3. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'trim' Biddlybee. If you bought that PO board, wouldn't you just stick the chalkboard stuff over the whiteboard bit? Then pretty up the surround with paint, fabric trim or glued on string or something?

    Or could you buy a cork board and paint half (or all of it, actually) with blackboard paint?
  4. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I can't pretty up the edge, I'd bodge it :D so was thinking of finding a frame in a charity shop (I might even have one behind my sofa :hmm: )... but the chances of getting an exact fit are slim, so was thinking rip of the cheapy frame that the board comes with and stick the cork/white board behind the nice frame.

    I dunno :oops:
  5. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    For all the crafty. New series on CH4 next Tuesday at 8pm 'Craft it yourself'. A woven bench? Looks like it could be quite good but don't hold me to that.
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  6. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    made it into the studio for the first time in too long today. there's a fair on the weekend so i want to transform it - less work more shop.

    hoping to get (some of) my solar drawings on the wall tomoz, and some extra led panels to try to flog the big ones i've yet to shift.

    so higher ticket items plus card-reader. mr b and kid2 are running the shop, i'm just doing the tidying/arranging/pricing up ahead of time.

    first work thing i've done in months :)
  7. Dovydaitis

    Dovydaitis Official fishco fish groupie

    I've just been filmed and photographed crocheting on the train. Not sure how I feel about that :hmm:
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  8. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I made this coffee table:


  9. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    If anyone fancies a knitted garden, a community group local to me is selling theirs off on Ebay. Such a shame it has to go, but it takes up too much space.
  10. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

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  11. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

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  12. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Thank you :)

    Other than shelves etc around the house, it is my first proper woodworking project. Took a while mind!
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  13. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    It's really well done, great work.
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  14. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Fab woodworking skillz, Crispy ! Are the colours inlaid veneers, or whole chunks of wood?
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  15. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Tremendous, Crispy. Very impressive indeed (and elegant).
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  16. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    table is fucking ace crispy :cool:

    i did my first bit of tailoring today - put darts in kid1's new blazer :thumbs :
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  17. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

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  18. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    cheerfullest thing i've made in ages :thumbs:

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  19. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    That's gorgeous!
  20. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i like to think it might be helpful in a spotting-the-pushchair-at-dusk scenario :D

    i'm utterly failing to wrap my head around triaxial weaving atm...
  21. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Yeah it's basically parquet. The pattern has two repeating units, which I made long glued-together prisms of, then took 3mm slices with a chop saw. It's all glued down to a piece of MDF. The woods are wenge for the centre triangles (some offcut hanging around makerspace), walnut oak and ipe for the pattern (all sliced from floorboard samples I nicked from work) and white ash for the legs and trim (the only wood I actually had to buy). 50+ man-hours although it'd be less than half that if I made another one. I learned a lot!
  22. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Been on a lovely 2 day leather work course with a great craftsman. Learned cutting, edge-bevelling, burnishing, grooving, punching, gluing, saddle stitching, rivet-setting and finishing. Got myself a lovely new laptop bag. :)

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  23. spirals

    spirals Something uber witty here.

    Plotting out a new corner to corner blanket :D IMG_9139.JPG
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  24. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    That's beautiful moose
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  25. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

  26. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Lovely bag moose :thumbs:
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  27. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Most of my work from summer was awful but I'm very happy with how these two tea bowls/side bowls turned out.

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  28. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    They are lovely Artaxerxes beautiful colouring :)
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  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    How I feel about this thread.

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  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Leatherwork is very soothing, but can be a bit hard on the hands, even with all the right toolage. :)

    Beautiful bag, by the way!
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