Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Magnetic Sea Heart Pin Cushion Needle Minder

This is a 2 inch Sea Heart (Entada gigas), a member of the family of nomadic sea beans that fall into the sea in the tropic regions and float around the world.

Dave hand carved this one and turned it into a unique magnetic needle and tool holder for your sewing table. He split this Sea Heart , removing the inside bean, and embedded a strong Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet in resin, then bonded the two sides back together. It is initialed and dated on the bottom.

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Magnetic Sea Heart Pin Cushion/Needle Minder

Scrimshaw Tatting Shuttle and Sailors Ditty Box

The first sailors ditty box was so popular, Dave decided to make another one! This one features a 3 inch carved ancient mammoth ivory whale on the top of the 4 ½ by 2 ¾ inch midnight blue bentwood box.

Dave carved the 3 inch tatting shuttle from walnut and scrim'd the inlayed ancient mammoth ivory with a lighthouse scene.

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GMA Scrimshaw Tatting Shuttle Sailor Ditty Box