Monthly Project - October 2012

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October Project

Poll closed Oct 1, 2012.
  1. Make a Whimmey Diddle

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  2. Weave a basket

    9 vote(s)
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  3. Make a workable pump drill

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    40.0%
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  1. buroak

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    Option 1. Make a Whimmey Diddle and make it work. Research it!

    Option 2. Weave a basket using any type of natural material such as cattail leaves or willow stems.

    Option 3. Make a workable pump drill. Modern tools and materials can be used. Make at least one bit and drill a hole in something such as a shell.
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    2 and i put the 5 buttons in it this weekend
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    Basket is more functional but i reckon a wimmy diddle would keep the kids entertained. My vote is for basket.
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    It's pretty much looking like baskets, this forum just won't give the pump-drill a break lol. Is there any other stipulations regarding the basket other than must be from natural naturals?
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    No, it is your choice. Make the basket as large or as small as you would like. You can also make it any shape you would like. Use any material, whatever you have as long as it is natural. Remember, there is no bad basket. Be sure to show whatever you make. Anything goes, just have fun!
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    The baskets have it!
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    Here's my basket.

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    well , i started out with big hopes...

    but then i realized the material was just not up to the task :17::17: next time when i find some better stuff



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    Gonna miss this one even though I voted (sorry pump drill people!). May do it and post late, since I'm not planning to work with any youngsters in November. That's still in the future with me. : )
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    My attempts didn't work so well either, I couldn't find enough good weavable natural material for this project. Maybe it's because of this season (or my skills)... :) But I'll see if I can complete this project someday later.

    Anyway, just to make and to have something to post on this thread, I decided to try to do some faux birch bark baskets, with paper, masking tape, and some decorative painting techniques.

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    They turned up quite realistic looking!
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    vesapu, very well done! Nothing wrong with those baskets. They do look just like birch bark. Very creative. Our November project should be interesting as well. Go to the November Project thread and read the first post to see what it is all about. A good way to learn some new skills and have fun doing it. By the way, welcome to BCUSA.
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