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« on: November 27, 2006 02:30:30 PM »

OK, I decided to needle felt a drill and drill bits for my 3D Design class.
My question is, do I want to use a wire structure and needle felt around that, or do I want to sculpt the drill from Styrofoam and then needle felt onto that? What do you guys think? Am I going in over my head? I am ok with needle felting, I have done some small things but this will be my first large project. We get bonus points for using something that previous classes have not used so I thought roving and needle felting was a good idea.

Well thanks for all of your help and I will post the completed project if I ever get it finished   Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006 02:54:26 PM »

JMHO - it will go faster and cost less - use less roving - if you sculpt it in styrofoam.  Maybe do the drill bits around a wire structure - depending on size, and if you are going to make them removeable - the wire would stick into either a drill made over an armature or into the styrofoam.  Hope to see it.  Smiley and good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006 04:40:53 PM »

Thanks GraceOblivious, thats what i was thinking for the drill, and i didnt even think of the armature for the drill bits. THANKS!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006 01:22:07 PM »

That is such a sweet idea gals. I am really psyched to see what you end up with, Cookie Smiley
Let us know. A felted drill with drill bits! Fabulous!!!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2006 12:11:10 PM »

you're combining my two loves!  will you be making the drill in realistic colors of a real drill manufacturer?  lots of them have sort of signature tool colors that are easily recognizable.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007 02:54:04 PM »

ok sorry it has taken me so long to repost, i have been super busy. I transfered schools and my workload has been insane.

That is such a sweet idea gals. I am really psyched to see what you end up with, Cookie Smiley
Let us know. A felted drill with drill bits! Fabulous!!!  Grin
thanks lexis, o and I am a guy... lol its cool don't worry about it.

you're combining my two loves!  will you be making the drill in realistic colors of a real drill manufacturer?  lots of them have sort of signature tool colors that are easily recognizable.

i made the drill to look like the old school ones when they were all metal and had a cord. I tried to stay as realistic as possible. I hand dyed some silver roving and then bought a brown color for the body. I made the drill itself out of styrofoam and then needle felted the roving on. it turned out great, I will post some pics as soon as I can in the completed projects.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007 04:16:03 PM »

cookie, thanks so very much for the follow up.  Will look forward to seeing the drill.  It sounds super.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007 10:46:58 AM »

ok sorry it has taken me so long to repost, i have been super busy. I transfered schools and my workload has been insane.

That is such a sweet idea gals. I am really psyched to see what you end up with, Cookie Smiley
Let us know. A felted drill with drill bits! Fabulous!!!  Grin
thanks lexis, o and I am a guy... lol its cool don't worry about it.


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Great to 'see' a dude around here. lol.

I REEeeeeeally need to see this project when you get a chance. reely reely. Wink

I was once laughed in the face by a woman when I expressed my excitement at her husband's new cordless jigsaw. I saw it and jumped with joy. (always wanted one)
The wife thought I was totally joking, and so she laughed right in my face.  Undecided
I didnt know what to do with that. haha.
Is it so wrong and strange that women actually like power tools!?!?!?!?
welcome to the 21 century eh?

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007 04:26:30 AM »

my mom was working as a carpenter in the 20th century so it's not too new...
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2007 10:36:15 AM »

so did my mum-!for a short while.  Cheesy I  think it just takes some people some time to catch up to that idea.  Wink
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