Natural edge wooden buttons...

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Project by Serradura posted 10-05-2016 04:58 PM 830 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 2 years ago I sliced up a branch from our fig tree and put them in a jar to dry. Over time I made buttons out of them and as I came to the last ones here’s a way of colouring them to match the sample of wool I got. Of course they were sanded an had a few holes drilled in to them…
Step 1:

Black wax..

Step 2:

Cleaning up..

Step 3:

Smoothing surface with very fine “scotch pad”

Step 4:

Making the surface shiny with a soft cloth…..

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-05-2016 11:24 PM

Cool buttons. Very unique!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-06-2016 09:53 AM

Great work and idea. Will they be on some clothing?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-06-2016 11:55 PM

Love the buttons, I actually really like wood buttons, they are such a conversation piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 10-08-2016 03:25 PM

Very good use for the fig tree branch, The buttons look wonderful. Are they durable enough to last in
everyday use? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 10-08-2016 05:09 PM

Are they durable enough to last in
everyday use?
- Bluepine38

Yes they are, It’s one of the little items that sells well at artisan markets…

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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