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31  piano arm clock in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by pinokeeo on: August 16, 2014 08:25:09 AM
This is my second time making a piano arm clock.  I redesigned it so that the middle is scooped out for the clock hands.  It keeps perfect time.



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32  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: July 25, 2014 05:17:19 PM
Wow!  Everything is so beautiful, the shibori fabric, note cards, mosaic, pendants, stencils, and everything else that I've lost track of.  You all are on a roll.

My latest projects.

The first is my second piano clock.  I redesigned it, with a shallow dip in the middle for the clock hands.





The second project was a simple one.  I made a talking stick for my Native American friend En Ne Op eh, who is the head of the Three Feathers flute circle.  She gifted me a flute awhile back, so I wanted to make something special for her.



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33  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: July 10, 2014 08:42:34 PM
Thanks for the kirigami links, AIMR.  I am so far behind on my paper crafting.

My latest projects that actually are finished.

First, I made dice.  These are woodburned and so easy to make.  I'll probably include them in some of my homemade games.



My second items is a board challenge entry.  I'm calling this Sidewalk Scrabble.  I cut and sanded all the pieces and stencilled on the letters and number values.  I'll be taking these to another location where the kids will be painting the letters on, then they will play scrabble on a basketball court.

There are 100 tiles in the set, and the two blanks are included.



For size reference.  I'll probably make another set of these in a smaller version for myself and my family.



I don't know if you can read this.  It says, play scrabble.



This was a fun project and it only took one day to make these.
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34  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: June 29, 2014 07:59:21 AM
Just sharing a photo that I took yesterday.  Back story:  We planted two dwarf cherry trees about seven years ago.  The last couple of years our harvest has been dismal, and before that we got nothing.  So I'm excited about these trees being full this year.  Here's the first pick from one of the trees.



These are already in the dehydrator.  The next batch will be made into pies for the freezer.
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35  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: June 24, 2014 07:05:47 AM
Wow! 5000 cranes is more than impressive!  I have only ever folded half a dozen.  I can't even imagine that many cranes.

Many other projects that look great.

My latest.  I went ot a show this past weekend and was asked to do a carving demonstration.  While I talked, I carved a couple of tricky items.

The first is a spoon with a captured ring, meaning that the ring is part of the spoon and doesn't come off.  The wood came from my firewood pile, so I don't even know what kind of wood it is.  I only know that it is brittle, so I won't be using this kind of wood again.



The second is a celtic tri-knot.  It was just an experiment to see if I could carve like this, but apparently someone was impressed, because I sold it.  Anyway, this one is carved from walnut, one of my favorite carving woods.



And, when I got home, I picked the first of my harvest, fresh radishes.



Hope you like them.
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36  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: June 19, 2014 12:18:11 AM
Congratulations, Bunny1kenobi.

fantasticmio, that is a beautiful blanket.  Can't say I blame you for wanting to keep it.

Here's my latest small project.  There's a back story to this one.  A couple of years ago I was in a swap with Sevsonlygirl.  I sent her a bowl made from a gourd.  I had cut the top of the gourd off and set it aside for another day.  Well, I finally pulled it out and made a wall sconce from it.  Not my best work, but I really had no idea how to do this, so I just winged it.


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37  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: June 15, 2014 09:03:46 PM
Thanks for the link, SilverMoon.  It looks simple enough.  Now I just need to find the time.

My latest project.  I was asked to make a spool knitter that didn't look like a spool.  So, I got out my carving tools and went to work. 

Here's my version.



And here it is, in use.



It seems to work ok.  Stitches are nice and even.
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38  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: June 09, 2014 08:59:25 AM
It's been awhile since I've been here, but I haven't been idle.  Most of my time has been spent working in my garden, but I have also been making a few crafts.

Please excuse the picture dump.  There's been a lot of stuff here.

First, some of my garden photos.

Lima beans



garlic



one of four different tomato varieties.  These also have carrots planted with them, but we won't see them for awhile.



cauliflower, with radishes



one of two beds of strawberries



lemon cucumbers.  We decided to try these in oak barrels this year, along with the celery



celery



Then, I tried to make some small boxes, just to see if my hand was working properly.



made myself a crown from reeds, indian style



also carved a bazillion tiny hearts as a giveaway for a class that I was teaching



I carved a very large hollow spiral, just for fun.  I may try to put something inside of this.



carved this spoon, which won a national contest.



and resulted in making this spoon for a customer



a whimsical fish



a sea turtle that's not quite finished.  I think I'm going to color it.



I also made myself some gathering baskets, for when my harvest is ready.



And a couple of aggravation game boards for a friend.



That's all for now.  I have more stuff, just didn't take photos of everything.
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39  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: April 18, 2014 02:03:07 PM
A canteen gourd, leather dyed and carved with a dremel.



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40  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: April 11, 2014 08:06:52 PM
Everybody is making such wonderful things.  I love everything, but I have a hard time keeping up.

It's been three months since my surgery.  I'm halfway through my healing process and I decided to try carving something.  Please don't laugh too loudly.  This is my first attempt for awhile.  It's a simple carving, a whittled knife.  It's made from a piece of weeping cherry, pulled from my firewood pile.  Makes a pretty good letter opener, though.

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