Saturday, 22 February 2014

Needle making

I wanted another needle for the nalbindning. I had a bit of wood, thought I would try to make my own. I used a craft knife and some sandpaper. I have never done any carving before, but I could manage this. The needle is not totally symmetrical, but very functional. If you were a Viking, broke your needle and made yourself a new one, you would not take the time to make it perfect, functional is good enough.

1 comment:

  1. That looks very good. I have read of someone using a toothbrush handle with a hole drilled in it, so yours looks really good.

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