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« Reply #140 on: April 29, 2010 07:44:52 AM »

tools such as crowbars, drills, hammers, & saws will continue to be prohibited from carry-on bags."


Well there goes my woodworking idea...
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« Reply #141 on: April 29, 2010 08:05:35 AM »

tools such as crowbars, drills, hammers, & saws will continue to be prohibited from carry-on bags."


Well there goes my woodworking idea...

Soon they'll start frowning upon in-flight welding as well Wink
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« Reply #142 on: February 15, 2011 04:09:44 AM »

tools such as crowbars, drills, hammers, & saws will continue to be prohibited from carry-on bags."


Well there goes my woodworking idea...

Soon they'll start frowning upon in-flight welding as well Wink

They're going to regret that decision if the wing falls off Cheesy
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« Reply #143 on: March 02, 2011 07:27:29 AM »

tools such as crowbars, drills, hammers, & saws will continue to be prohibited from carry-on bags."


Well there goes my woodworking idea...

Soon they'll start frowning upon in-flight welding as well Wink

Too bad, was hoping you could make me a more comfortable seat in the plane!
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« Reply #144 on: July 02, 2011 09:40:57 AM »

Hello everyone, I'm new here, and I was hoping you could give me some advice on a similar problem...

From the end of this month onwards, I'm going to be travelling for six months. As my journey starts with sitting on a plane for 14 hours, I've already found a lot of different ideas in this topic. But I'm also looking for ideas to continue crafting during these six months. I love making jewellery, however, I'm only allowed 20 kg luggage which means I won't be able to bring my beads and supplies. Other than that, I love paper crafts. Since finding this site I've already started experimenting with inchies, as these seem like a fun craft! Is there anything else you can recommend, that doesn't take up loads of space in my suitcase? I'm quite keen on trying out all sorts of stuff!

Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #145 on: July 02, 2011 12:04:46 PM »

How about paper quilling? The materials are pretty compact for the basic supplies. Of course, once you've made the shapes, they take up a bit more room, so maybe that won't work for a 6 month journey.  How about a travel journal? You could paint up a bunch of backgrounds before you go and then you'd just need to bring along some pens and some glue to put stuff in it. Here's a fantastic example (and on the second page of the thread, she shares some info on how she set it up):
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347900.0
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« Reply #146 on: July 09, 2011 12:48:35 PM »

Thanks for your reply, a journal is a great idea! I might even be able to pick up some cool supplies in China! Smiley
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« Reply #147 on: July 09, 2011 06:44:15 PM »

Thanks for your reply, a journal is a great idea! I might even be able to pick up some cool supplies in China! Smiley

You're welcome! I'm hoping to make one myself the next time I take an interesting trip. I hope you'll share some of yours if you make one!
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« Reply #148 on: August 08, 2011 01:42:05 PM »

What I did was to pack a cross-stitch project and pre-cut a bunch of threads.  I had to leave a threads hanging in the back of my fabric until we got to our hotel and before I even checked I asked for scissors - lol - talk about getting strange looks - but it worked great on the plane.  I also was working on graphing a picture I was going to cross-stitch next and that was pretty portable, too.  As far as knitting needs go, the TSA website (at least at that time) as I remember it said they were a maybe and it was really up to whoever was working security at the time, but I wasn't going to chance having to threw my knitting needles away. 
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« Reply #149 on: October 18, 2011 07:13:47 PM »

I plan to travel with a mini sewing kit, which I will pack in my checked duffel bag. As for needles, I just sew them into the lining of the purse or book bag I carry, close to a zipper or magnet closure, if possible. I haven't been stopped so far.

I will bring my art/travel journal and sketch book in my carry-on bag so I won't go crazy on my 4-hour lay-over at O'Hare on the way to Heathrow.
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