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  1. Steampunk Vampire Hunting Kit

    ~Clap ~ Clap ~ Clap ~ True to the motto, excellent execution.
  2. Japanese Knot Purse

    That is frickin cool Grey. And Good Lord, how many stitches per inch did you torture yourself with? Looks like 20
  3. Show me your wallet

    Man that's nice. Minimal and elegant.
  4. Show me your wallet

  5. Wood box for my thread

    My motto is "If you can't do it over the top, why bother?" And friend, that is WAY over the top. Very nice indeed.
  6. Flip Flops Tutorial

    That is a most generous offer. I accept and shall ship your goods forthwith, with Godspeed and safe passage.
  7. Flip Flops Tutorial

    The only reason I post on this xxxx xxxxx website is to get praise from you Grey. ;-) Thank you thank you thank you. Hey, you're an artist and do jewelry work. What do you think of my recent offering on ebay? https://www.ebay.com/itm/302610090254?ul_noapp=true Give me an honest consumer appraisal and I'll make you one for free even if it's the last thing on earth you would be interested in buying. Because if it truly were the last thing on earth you would buy, that would be a pretty interesting thing to have, wouldn't it? Hey, I like giving stuff away for free, particularly to those who never ask for anything or expect anything. Which reminds me...I have this false memory of sending you a box of LEDs and the switchy things that come with them. But I keep "re finding" them here in the shop and every time I do I think "I thought I sent this crap to Grey?" So, could you please make up your mind and decide whether you want this led stuff or not? Geez....
  8. Finally got my shop set up!

    Excellent finish out. I'll bet it smells as good as it looks with all that freshly sawn spruce. Years ago I built a small stand alone shed (nothing special) and for a couple weeks afterward I would hang out in the evenings with an AM radio tuned to a country station, a cooler of beers, and just take in the smell of the freshly cut wood. I wouldn't be surprised if you were doing the same. :-) Thanks for the update. Edit: On the other hand, a shop named "Black Dogg" is probably listening to a classic rock station however. :-)
  9. Flip Flops Tutorial

    Merry Christmas Fellow Footwear Friends, Here's my latest flip flop creation. It's hard to see in the pics but I used beads for the toe stem (toe thong as some refer to it). What's cool about using beads is they freely rotate and hence no rubbing. What's not cool is figuring out how to attach them and get a smooth transition from the uppers to the sole. In this case I cut off the pointed end of the uppers to make a flat end. Then I made a cover that folded from the bottom and punched two holes in the fold so that the beading wire could loop through the holes then straight down to the sole where it is secured underneath with a spacer bead and bead crimps. To further aid in the visual transition I used two beads, one for each wire, as it exits the cover. I then crimped the wires as one to maintain the position of the two top beads than strung a single row of beads as usual. You need to use large hole beads so that it will cover the crimp. This helped a lot in the visual transition from the cover to the toe stem otherwise it looks too abrupt with a single file row of beads. I'm not sure what to make of these. Jamaica comes to mind, maybe something Usain Bolt would wear.
  10. Show your Shop

    You're killing me. That just isn't right. I'm sorry but you need to pick one and drop the other -- awesome living/work space or unlimited free top shelf wine, your pick. My musician buddies and I used to say the same thing all the time about Vince Gill -- you can't both be a monster guitar player and have the voice of angel -- gotta pic one and drop the other. lol
  11. Show your Shop

    Oh man, that is so inviting. Wow, just gorgeous. Great pic, I feel like I'm right there in the moment. I think the first thing I would build would be stage and wire it up with a PA and stage lighting. Imagine the possibilities after that.
  12. Blonde Girl Guitar Strap

    Gray, you have an original, unique style that's readily discernible in all your work. To my way of thinking, that is as impressive as the work itself. Actually......? it's more impressive. Not to impune anyone else's work, just saying it's a fairly rare thing to see.
  13. Made a Petal Lifter, Carved a Leaf!

    I dunno man, it looks pretty damn good to me as is. Your tooling is awesome. For me finishing in general is voodoo. I don't have a set approach at all. I just wing it. If it turns out awesome, I don't write it down or remember it . If it doesn't work out, I dye it black, I've gotta lot of black projects.
  14. Made a Petal Lifter, Carved a Leaf!

    YinTx, have you seen this Don Gonzales video? Just ran across it and as such haven't tried it myself, but it seems like a good antiquing approach.
  15. Leather Frisbee

    A leather fetch Frisbee for my dog.