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Thread: Tool I just made

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    Senior Member barbsbus's Avatar
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    I have been wanting a stiletto and wooden iron so I decided to make some in my hobby shop. This is what I came up with. I used the pointed end of a knitting needle for the seiletto side and made the handle/wooden iron with my lathe and a scrap piece of oak.

    I like to use the wooden iron when I am doing paper piecing and opening seams on quilt blocks.

    the side of tool for pressing material
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    the side of the tool for finger to press down
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    Good job! id you sharpen the pointy end more?

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    Cool!!! I like the idea of a bigger handle to grasp 8) 8) 8)

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    Very clever, Barb! It's funny because I was wishing I had a little stiletto just last weekend while working on a lap quilt. Genius!

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    Hey you did a great job!

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    Neat tool!

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    Hey great thinking making your own tool. I like that it has a nice fat handle to work with. Just making it a two for one is so smart of you.

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    Very nice! Now you just need to get a patten!!

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    Aren't you clever :thumbup: Now, why didn't I think of that :idea: Going to have to show this to my DH so he can make me one :wink:

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    Very nice!! I love it!!! If you tired of it, you can send it to me!

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    Cool! Now have you made a box full of them so you can share???? :wink:

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    I would love one too!!!!

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    I want one too :-)
    Great job.
    Vic

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    Very cool! Id like to have a seam ripper like that.

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    How clever is you!?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves2quilt
    Very cool! Id like to have a seam ripper like that.


    I was thinking the same thing. I could drill the hole for the knitting needle bigger and glue in a seam ripper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Cool! Now have you made a box full of them so you can share???? :wink:


    I made some for my quilt guild's quilt show's boutique and have a few left. I was selling them for $7.00 and I did quite well.

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    You are so talented. I am impressed.

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