Hair Sticks and Whistles

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 06-24-2010 02:25 AM 2173 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks for looking. I haven’t been in the shop for several weeks, too much going on. But the last 2 days I was able to make up some stuff. The newest thing that I have been trying is Hair Sticks or Needles. People with long hair wrap up that long hair into a ball and stick one or two of these Hair Sticks into them to keep them from unwinding. I don’t have to worry about that any more, my long hair days are over.

The bright green one just made tonight and it is unfinished. The pink one had two beads on it that I colored black, 7 1/2 inches long. All Hair Sticks were turned out of 3/4 inch stock, so everything is smaller than that. The Purple and Black one has a small Acorn on top of it, that I colored and used my Wagner texture tool on it. That was a sight, big tool small acorn! That one measures out at 7 inches. The Autumn colored on was my first Stick and it measures out at 6 1/4 inches long, the shortest one. Took some close ups of the tops so that you could see them.

The whistles are still fun, but haven’t sold any. Got ask to make stuff for a Charity auction in Texas, and gave one to a young girl that had a serious surgey, and gave a bunch away. Everyone wants one, but no sales!
The whistles are not finished yet, but will be soon. Everything on this project is or will be finished with sprayed on conversion varnish. The last pictue: Purple and black, Yellow and Purple, Walnut, and Red White and Blue. Thanks Mary Anne for the Whistle Blog!

Heck, these are just like pens, make them up and give them away….... Hey, thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 02:31 AM

My granddaughters would love those. Very nice turnings.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 02:38 AM

These are beautiful! I love them. I have shorter hair now, but in my long hair days, I would have loved to wear them. At first glance at the picture, I thought they were letter openers. I bet with a little bit of tweaking you could make them letter openers for those of us with short hair! You do great work!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 03:01 AM

What an awesome idea. They are so pretty, I wish I had long hair too.

-- curious woodworker

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 03:22 AM

Really Cool!!

Like the acorn!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 03:33 AM

Great group of turnings. Very imaginative!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 03:55 AM

These are great! Hair sticks are on my list of things to do. I just need to get my lathe up and running. Yours look great!

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#7 posted 06-24-2010 04:00 AM

These look like fun. You were very creative; I figure they should be a hit.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 05:04 AM

Nice job on those. Too bad the whistles won’t sell if they are that popular :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 09:49 AM


Nice designs, great gifts. Same old problem about marketing the crafts we make. Everyone wants one but wants them for free or next to free. I think you should try at least one craft show and see how they do. Perhaps have a table set up at a church or other local sporting event?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 06-24-2010 08:35 PM

Those all look great. A lot of times it is just a matter of finding the right market.


-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#11 posted 12-03-2010 01:22 AM

Did you paint the wood? They are very neat.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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