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  1. I suggested Jun Lin share his post here; he reached out to me regarding his creaser - I was sorely tempted but wouldn’t be able to hide a second one on my workbench from hubby. Figured the fair thing to do would be to let someone else have a chance at it
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    Free template card holder (Beginner)

    Thank you so much for both the time to make the template and the willingness to share. Much appreciated. Timely as I just destroyed my purchased card holder, so now, through necessity, I’m teaching myself how to make a small wallet instead of large bags
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    Errr... box stitching practice?

    Great work! Did you draft the pattern yourself?
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    Binocular case

    Lovely! And it’s a great feeling to revitalize something
  5. @RockyAussie in answer to your original question, I think yes. From my personal assessment, based on a range of sources, I think the potential benefits outweighs the possible risks. Especially given the possibility of asymptomatic transmission. @Sheilajeanne thank you for your thoughtful research and responses. This is a global issue, not just national. Thought you might enjoy the cartoons below (sourced from
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    Knipschield Knives

    Really, really sorry to hear that. He is an amazingly talented smith, with beautiful knives. I hope he and his family are able to recover.
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    Braided rock - just for fun

    Love it! if rock is frozen, it’s cold
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    Braided rock - just for fun

    Thank you! Ha - all puns accepted! Pretty sure it’s granite (I’m a sucker for granite). Good little paperweight. I also sew, and the tissue patterns fly everywhere in a draft if you’re not careful or have a chunk of granite handy Thanks! I like the contrast in texture between the lace and stone.
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    Braided rock - just for fun

    Thank you! Was fun to do Maybe there’s a business model in this?
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    Braided rock - just for fun

    Ha! Good point- I’ll have to make a mask for him. Safety first! Thanks! I’m assuming it’s round cording? I think the flat lace is easier to do, since it tends to ‘grab’ and stay put a bit better. Polyester can be slippery
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    Braided rock - just for fun

    Hi all, figured I’d try braiding a Turks Head knot onto a rock just for fun and to try something new. Kangaroo lace in natural and burgundy, and the knot is a two-pass seven part six bight Turks ahead knot, using the instructions from a Ron Edwards leatherwork book. now I need to figure out what to do with the rock
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    Heavy horse sized driving bridles

    Gorgeous work!
  13. Nice work! Love the lacing detail - must’ve taken a ton of time
  14. @mikesc thank you again for the detailed posts, during what is an immensely challenging time. Humbled by the fact that you’re suspending your day-to-day business operations to support others. Old saying from a college I survived - doctrina vim promovet... @toxo It’s a free world; if someone’s extensive and well-researched efforts don’t meet your needs, no one is forcing you to read or use it.
  15. Thanks for sharing, and for respecting the work and rights of the original pattern owner. Will likely make some of these for our daughter, who is currently working as a nurse’s aide here in PA