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**Contest** Best use of Bangle Center Blanks

Wildthings

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Sorry I missed out on those, they would have been fun for me and some of the vets I mentor to play with.

Some ideas (and some may be repeated from above) are;

Yoyos for sure.
Pen stands in a dome shape using these type of inserts
Sliced thinner I think these can be turned into pendants, fill the hole with a stone or button or?
Use two similar pieces, sliced in half and you'll have wheels for a psychedelic wood toy car, gotta paint the car to go with the wheels of course.
With a hardwood dowel insert the could be turned into spinning tops
stack three and turn into a snowman
can the thicker pieces be used for kalidascopes?
I like the ring holders above
cut in half so its like a half circle, then shaped into a drawer pull?
Open the hole, slightly flatten a spot on the side and put in a 1" or 2" clock insert


I'll keep pondering.....
All are great but really got me to say hmmmmmm on the last two
 

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Phone stand, there's already a hole for a charging cable.
Or a cordless type charger?
I myself would attempt a hollow form if it were at least three or four inches tall.

What's the diameter of the hole and total outside diameter?
 

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Phone stand, there's already a hole for a charging cable.
Or a cordless type charger?
I myself would attempt a hollow form if it were at least three or four inches tall.

What's the diameter of the hole and total outside diameter?
Hole is about 1/4" (from memory) and 2" diameter.
 

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Wanted to give this thread a bump. If you’re home over the holidays, take a little time to enter this contest! Hopefully we can get a few more folks to post their creations and have fun with the idea. Cheers! Eric
 

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I've got some ideas, been working on a few things.
 

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I've got a couple of items I plan to submit once I get them done.
 

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Just to sweeten the pot a bit, here is a prize for the 3rd place vote getter. I'll send this cutting board along with whatever wood I an fit in with it to the winner. I know it's not much but it's better than a sharp stick in the eye! Get creative people!
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We got a very unusual heavy New Years snow over night... 4-6” around the metro. We couldn’t figure out what to use for the eyes, so I grabbed a couple of cocobolo blanks! Spalted buttons.
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If this finish on my piece ever dries I do plan on submitting one entry tomorrow and then another before the deadline. :)
 

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Ok, here's my first entry. This is why I wanted the centers in the first place and then I saw all the ideas for everything else. So I have something different coming soon. I didn't put a maker's mark on the bottom because I'm keeping this.

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@Barb what a fun use of these blanks! I love this concept and it really shows off the different woods in such a unique way. Great job and thanks for taking part in the challenge! There is also a little part of me in here since I hand cut everyone of these on a drill press! This is great. :yipee::yipee::yipee:
 

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@Barb what a fun use of these blanks! I love this concept and it really shows off the different woods in such a unique way. Great job and thanks for taking part in the challenge! There is also a little part of me in here since I hand cut everyone of these on a drill press! This is great. :yipee::yipee::yipee:
Well, if it wasn't for you, a good many of us wouldn't even have these centers so thank you very much! :thanx2:
 
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