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August 08, 2010

Dapper Wooden Necktie from the Brilliant Minds at Instructables.com

via www.instructables.com

Instructables.com is one of my favourite sites to browse through and shop for ideas. If you haven't checked it out lately, they are adding more and more stuff every minute. Each 'Instructable' teaches you something you probably didn't know before, and it's all free. That said, I did pay a small fee for a 'Pro' membership so that I could get instructions in PDF format and store them in my burgeoning Project File.



God I hate that site. I'd rather listen to this gal prattle on about the horrors of her life.

Roger Bauman

The wonderful Canadian artist Joe Fafard did a wooden tie years ago. It was great at show openings because it was so finely crafted that people did not even realize that it was made of wood until their attention was drawn to it. (That's what she said).


Thanks for the link to that entertaining adventuress, Michael. Sorry you hate Instructables. It's kind of got a MySpace vibe with the messy layouts and wildly divergent instructional prowess of the contributors. I still like it though. It's like a rummage sale for ideas. If you don't mind sorting and digging, you can find some really decent ideas without holes or armpit stains.


Roger, thanks for the introduction to Joe Fafard (http://joefafard.com). What a character. I just love his animals. I took a photo of a welded cow sculpture in a Calgary hotel and it turns out to be one of his! I always admire artists who've managed to conquer three dimensions, and he even adds a fourth with his humour. I'd love to see that legendary tie of his.

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