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Message started by kicktheotter on Jan 12th, 2018 at 10:54am

Title: Wooden needles
Post by kicktheotter on Jan 12th, 2018 at 10:54am
I've found a new hobby in the making of wooden needles from fallen or cut branches and sticks around my area and frankly I have far too many. I've already given away a few to people on this forum and in fact sold two to a guy in Italy and three to someone in America so it seems that there is at least some demand for them :D

So... Anyone want a wooden needle? They vary in type of wood, dimensions and the size of the holes because I just work with what I find and the wood dictates what I end up with. All the needles in the picture are available but I only need to go for another walk around the park and I'll soon have some more so I don't think I'll ever sell out for long. They're all untreated bare wood except the one in the centre which is treated with linseed oil (which is why it's a bit golden). I do have a plan to experiment dyeing them with beetroot at some point so there might be some red needles coming up soon.

This is the Trading Post so yeah... I'll except almost anything. Like I said, I have too many and I'm only going to make more :D
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Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 12th, 2018 at 3:03pm
interesting - why ?
what could you use them for ?

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by TheJackinati on Jan 13th, 2018 at 1:55am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 3:03pm:
interesting - why ?
what could you use them for ?


That ancient, mystical art of Nalbinding?

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by kicktheotter on Jan 13th, 2018 at 9:32am
Exactly! I've made a hat and I'm about a 1/4 of a way through a scarf. Also they could be used for weaving (I'm planning on using one next time I have a go at a woven sling pouch).

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by walter on Jan 13th, 2018 at 10:58am
Are you going to share a pic of the hat?

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by kicktheotter on Jan 13th, 2018 at 1:16pm
Slightly blurry perhaps but still...
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Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by walter on Jan 13th, 2018 at 6:34pm
Nice hat! Always wanted to make my own wool hat. Someday. Maybe :)

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by kicktheotter on Jan 14th, 2018 at 4:36am
Well if you need a needle let me know ;)

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by beausanford1 on May 17th, 2020 at 2:40pm
Are your wooden needles still available and what is the cost to the U.S.A.? Thanks russ

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Kick on May 18th, 2020 at 3:31am
Hi! Yeah I have a load of wooden needles left. How many would you like? Also this is the trading post so I'm happy to take a trade or paypal.

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by brokeOkie on May 18th, 2020 at 10:04am
Sweet hat, Kick!  And those wooden needles are groovy.

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Kick on May 18th, 2020 at 10:24am
Thanks! I've made much better ones than that one now :D Also some small pouches. One of them I use for my sunglasses.

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by walter on May 18th, 2020 at 9:21pm
would like to see your sunglass pouch  :)

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Kick on May 19th, 2020 at 3:14am
I annoyingly can't find a picture of the sunglasses pouch, but here are too of my best efforts. I made a small pouch to carry a whet stone on my belt and then a nålbinding version of a WWI cap comforter. Very easy to make (a tube sewed at both ends and folded over itself) and very warm. Perfect for the Finnish winter. If you unfold it and include a large safety pin or kilt pin, it can be used as a scarf.
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Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 19th, 2020 at 12:26pm
very cool - that whetstone pouch would probably fitmy gerber (which has both metal and diamond files, so technically is also a whetstone).

Nice job :thumb:

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Kick on May 19th, 2020 at 3:21pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 19th, 2020 at 12:26pm:
very cool - that whetstone pouch would probably fitmy gerber (which has both metal and diamond files, so technically is also a whetstone).

I am particularly happy with how it turned out. I used a thicker stitch than I usually use to protect it a little from bouncing around against the knife sheath and it came out the perfect thickness to protect it without being too bulky. The shades of grey I really like as well and have used them a lot with a few different things.


Curious Aardvark wrote on May 19th, 2020 at 12:26pm:
Nice job

Thanks!

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Loki on May 23rd, 2020 at 1:17pm
Would it be possible to get a 6 inch needle made? If so i can do custom specs on a sling for ya. The wooden needle i have from you already have is good but i would like the longer for some hemp weaving projects.

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Kick on May 23rd, 2020 at 1:26pm
That should be possible. I don't have one already made, but I have a lot of time off at the moment so it won't be a problem :D

Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Kick on May 24th, 2020 at 8:04am
Didn't take long at all :D Ended up being pretty much exactly 17cm so 6.7 inches about. I can make needles of basically any size and really anyone can. They aren't too hard to make if you have a penknife and a scrap of sandpaper.
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Title: Re: Wooden needles
Post by Loki on May 24th, 2020 at 10:06pm
Perfect

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