Saturday, February 19, 2011

St. Patrick's Day party favors (part 3: pins)

Here's the completed pins (magnets are still to come.) I glued some brass clasp pins to each carving. The clasp type pin feels more secure than the straight pin/frog type, though the clasps tend to sit slightly away from your shirt or coat once pinned in place. The one-piece design of the clasp is better, I think. There's no extra parts to lose.


  1. One thing about whittling, it won't bankrupt you buying stock! (Now KNIVES might be a different story!)

  2. I agree 100%, George! I've been using up plenty of scrap wood lately with these smaller projects. Besides store bought wood, there's always the free stuff found in the woods or left over from yard work.

    But yeah, using and collecting knives is where the money goes in this endeavor. Still, it's a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by!