Monday

Modern Scrimshaw


Ah, the wonders of plumbing pipe. You can cut it, heat it, reshape it, sand it, stamp it and make it look like ivory. Pretty neat!



Materials
3" diameter PVC pipe
acetone
StazOn black ink pad
aluminum tape
brown shoe polish
black permanent marker
box
small knob

Tools
saw
toaster oven
hole saw
drill
sand paper
rubber stamps (mounted or unmounted)
old credit card or bone folder
scotch brite pad

Saw a 2 1/2" section off of a length of PVC pipe. Cut in half vertically. Remove any lettering with acetone.

Place the two halves in a toaster oven set to 250 degrees. Use a toaster oven dedicated to crafts. In just a few minutes, the PVC will be quite soft and flexible. Take it out of the oven and flatten with something like a book.

Place a 1 1/4" hole saw (the red thing in the above photo) in a drill and cut circles out of the flattened pieces. (or cut into squares and file/sand the corners to form circles) Smooth the edges and scuff up the surface a bit with the sandpaper.

Stamp designs with black StazOn ink.

When the black ink is dry, rub with brown shoe polish.

Cut the aluminum tape long enough to wrap around the circumference of the circle. Cut the tape 1/2" wide. Place the edge of the circle in the middle of the strip of tape. Wrap the tape around the circle folding it over the front and back. Press and burnish with an old credit card or bone folder.

Cover the tape with black marker. When it dries, buff with a scotch brite pad for a pewter look.

Above is a "before" and "after". The disk on the left has not received a coat of shoe polish and the tape hasn't been covered with black marker. The one on the right has had both treatments.
Drill a hole in the top of the box. From underneath, thread a bolt through the box, the disk and into the shank of the knob. Screw the knob down tightly.

Can you imagine these under the knobs on a dresser?

29 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Bromeliad said...

That is crazy creative.

Michelle L. said...

Just found your blog - love your ideas. And these scrimshaw thingies are so cool. Thanks, great tutorial!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Amazing! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Anonymous said...

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post. Thanks!

carla said...

These make me think of buttons. Cut smaller, and not edged you could make really interesting custom buttons for sweaters and things.

Thanks for posting this and all the other projects.

You have a great blog!

Fastbet said...

This web site is really a walk-through for all of the info you wanted about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and you’ll definitely discover it. Agen Bola

Iccesally Lee said...

Cartier specially engraved movie hublot replica Princess of Monaco at the Monaco royal collection of five pieces of jewelry Pierre is to become a major replica watches uk highlight of the film, the audience will enjoy close Cartier to create the legendary Princess Grace Kelly of rare treasures through the movie, feel brand extraordinary historical hermes replica heritage and the ultimate craft aesthetic, while puzzling origins royal brands and fine cartier replica chemicals, as well as endless love and film art.

Iccesally Lee said...

Cartier specially engraved movie hublot replica Princess of Monaco at the Monaco royal collection of five pieces of jewelry Pierre is to become a major replica watches uk highlight of the film, the audience will enjoy close Cartier to create the legendary Princess Grace Kelly of rare treasures through the movie, feel brand extraordinary historical hermes replica heritage and the ultimate craft aesthetic, while puzzling origins royal brands and fine cartier replica chemicals, as well as endless love and film art.

johand said...

ty for your sharing Model Baju Korea Terbaru, Kumpulan Informasi Terbaru, lowongan kerja surabaya,surabaya store, trend model terkini, Fashion Style information, Travel Planning trend model tas terkini, kesehatan anak, toko online terpercaya, dunia teknologi,Leisure And Travel,produk herbal murah berkualitas,surabaya city tour

josez davis said...

Religious Dior was presented with birth in order to inside Thinking about receiving 1905, within Normandy, France, however in the near future then your family gone following Rome. It had been throughout Venice, france, the type capital world wide, in that Dior popped her fashion dojos within the considerably unattainable, post-war wintertime Replica Watches UK linked to the late 1940s, within the Avenue Montaigne. Their vibrant planting season selection finished up being an instantaneous hit, probably since it compared while using austerity including Rome all through and merely the moment the globe war ii. Virtually overnight, Dior grew to be renowned worldwide. When involving her demise within 1957 to replica chanel handbags add Fladskrrrm, Dior observed among their own high-profile customers ladies simply because classy as well as various because Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Avoi Gardner, your Duchess associated with Windsor in addition to Eva Peron. Replica Chopard watches It's from this particular best replica Patek Philippe watches culture associated with replica Chopard watches haute couture by which Alfredia Dior custom watches ooze.

Clifford Nivarre said...

Yeah i feel you dude, me too I love recalibrating the plumbing pipe. Buy Soundcloud Followers

Unknown said...

mizuno running
hermes outlet
nike free uk
real madrid jersey
nike free
miami dolphins jerseys
chanel handbags
oakley sunglasses
miami heat jersey
mulberry uk
washington redskins jerseys
rolex watches uk
custom mlb jerseys
futbol baratas
ray ban sunglasses
chanel outlet
tory burch outlet
dallas cowboys jersey
air jordan 13
coach outlet
the north face outlet store
true religion jeans
michael kors outlet
new york knicks jersey
philadelphia eagles jerseys
lebron james shoes
michael kors uk
north face jackets
stuart weitzman boots
new england patriots jerseys
kansas city chiefs jerseys
nike air max uk
arizona cardinals jerseys
pittsburgh steelers jersey
air jordan shoes
los angeles clippers jerseys
minnesota vikings jerseys
vans shoes
cheap football shirts
new orleans saints jerseys
zhuweiming0619

Hua Cai said...

cleveland cavaliers jersey
true religion outlet, http://www.truereligionoutletstore.us.com
kobe shoes
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassesdiscount.us.com
chicago bears jerseys
mbt shoes
ralph lauren
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglasses-outlet.us.com
nike roshe run
swarovski crystal
oakley,occhiali oakley,oakley italia,oakley occhiali,oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
the north face uk
thomas sabo uk
timberland shoes
michael kors outlet online, http://www.michaelkorsoutletonlinstore.us.com
puma sneakers
gucci handbags
true religion outlet, http://www.truereligionjean.in.net
barcelona jersey
louis vuitton bags
coach outlet
air jordan 11
air jordan shoes
fred perry sale
lululemon outlet
tory burch shoes
lacoste shirts
fitflop shoes
coach factory outlet
asics running shoes
insanity
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassescanada.com
new balance 574
lululemon outlet, http://www.yogapants.us.com
2015826caihuali

Xiaozhengmm 123 said...

2015-8-31 xiaozhengm
basket ball shoes
ray ban sunglasses
barbour jackets
ralph lauren outlet
cheap jerseys
pandora outlet
cheap oakleys
adidas gazelle
cheap ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton pas cher
ugg boots sale
coach outlet store online
instyler curling iron
adidas superstar
mont blanc pens
coach outlet online
adidas superstars
tory burch outlet online
prada handbags
pandora charms 2015
chaussure louboutin
hermes birkin bag
adidas shoes
snabacks wholesale
replica watches cheap
hermes belt
sac longchamp
air max shoes
pandora rings
christian louboutin
oakley sunglasses
air max 95
michael kors uk
kate spade
true religion
true religion outlet
running shoes
polo ralph lauren outlet
true religion outlet
cheap jordans for sale

Nike Free said...

michael kors outlets michael kors jet set travel tote red michael kors purse michael kors boots on sale Nike Shoes Online Shoes Shoes Online Discount Shoes Cheap Shoes Online Nike Shoe Nike.Com Shoes Online Shoes Shopping Cheap Nike Sneakers Design Nike Shoes Sneaker Shop Where To Buy Nike Shoes Where To Buy Cheap Nike Shoes Nike Shoe Names Deals On Nike Shoes Nike Shoes Cheap Wholesale Hot Nike Shoes

Trevor Samson said...

Life Insurance Calgary
Super Visa Canada
best performing mutual funds
Mortgage Broker Calgary
Life Insurance Vancouver
Exempt Market Dealers
Edmonton Mortgage Broker

chenlina said...

chenlina20151103
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors uk
lebron 11
michael kors outlet stores
uggs on sale
marc jacobs handbags
christian louboutin outlet
canada goose jackets
michael kors handbags
gucci shoes
oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet
uggs uk sale
oakley sunglasses
ugg outlet
tory burch outlet
ray ban outlet store
cheap uggs
canada goose jackets
running shoes
oakley outlet
michael kors outlet
cheap jordan shoes
ralph lauren uk
jordans for sale
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet
michaek kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
lebron shoes
hollister
ugg clearance
oakley sunglasses
canada goose jackets
adidas superstars
pandora outlet
oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet online
ugg boots

mmjiaxin said...

canada goose outlet
ray ban,rayban,occhiali ray ban,ray-ban,ray ban occhiali,ray ban sunglasses
mlb jerseys
oakley sunglasses wholesale
michael kors handbags sale
instyler ionic styler
boston celtics
converse shoes
michael kors outlet online
ugg boots sale
ugg boots
michael kors outlet online
ugg boots clearance,ugg australia,uggs on sale,ugg slippers,uggs boots,uggs outlet,ugg boots,ugg,uggs
barbour jackets
chanel outlet store
cheap ugg boots
ugg outlet online
michael kors outlet online
winter jackets
baltimore ravens
mm1105

柯云 said...

2016-01-21keyun
tory burch shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
oakley sunglasses
tiffany jewelry
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ralph lauren
cheap oakleys
ugg australia
michael kors outlet
uggs for sale
ugg boots sale
christian louboutin shoes
air max 95
coach outlet
canada goose outlet
celine bags
uggs on sale
air max 95
louis vuitton bags
ugg boots clearance
prada handbags
ray-ban sunglasses
true religion jeans
fake oakley sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
red bottom shoes
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
uggs outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
nfl jerseys
cheap air jordans
coach outlet
michael kors handbags
air max 95
gucci handbgs

Apoorva Joshi said...

Cabs in bangalore
Cabs in chennai

Cabs in delhi

Cabs in hyderabad

Cabs in kolkata
Cabs in mumbai

Dywei World said...

Hello...
We are from Harkus Putra Perkasa. We sell lots of materials of iron and steel product...
Well, we visit your site and we love what you write down here... We will come again!!
Thanks

Regard,
centralbesibaja.wordpress.com
centralbesibaja.blogspot.com
Harga Besi WF
Harga Baja WF
Harga Besi H Beam

Dywei World said...

Hello...
We are from Harkus Putra Perkasa. We sell lots of materials of iron and steel product...
Well, we visit your site and we love what you write down here... We will come again!!
Thanks

Regard,
Jual Besi H Beam
Jual Plat Besi Lembaran
Jual Besi Beton di Jakarta
Jual Besi Kanal C
Jual Pipa Besi di Jakarta

Hpp Steel said...

Thanks for this great post, i find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together. I look forward to reading your work in the future. harga besi beton per batang
Thanks for this great post, i find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together. I look forward to reading your work in the future. harga besi beton polos

Sinar Besi Baja said...

Thank you for everything
success may always be with you
Supplier Besi WF
Supplier Baja WF

林剑伟 said...

oakley store online
tiffany and co uk
mlb jerseys authentic
nike kobe sneakers
tiffany and co outlet
http://www.2016michaelkorsoutlet.us.com
cheap oakley sunglasses
toms outlet
tiffany and co
http://www.chromeheartsonline.us.com
michael jordan shoes
http://www.huarachesshoes.co.uk
oakley vault
retro jordans
cheap real jordans
kobe byrant shoes
oakley sunglasses
fitflops outlet
tiffany and co
ray ban sunglasses outlet
michael kors handbags,michael kors handbags outlet,michael kors purses outlet,cheap michael kors handbags,cheap michael kors purses
chrome hearts
Michael Kors Outlet Store
Michael Kors Handbags
air jordan retro
michael kors outlet online
kobe shoes
kobe byrant shoes
ralph lauren uk
http://www.raybanglasses.in.net
nike zoom kobe
http://www.huarachesshoes.uk
air jordan
http://www.rayban-sunglasses.uk
oakley sunglasses

xjd7410@gmail.com said...

michael kors outlet clearance
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet clearance
louis vuitton bags
ray ban sunglasses
jordan 6
michael kors handbags
pandora jewelry
michael kors outlet
jordan 3 infrared
jordans
celine handbags
vans shoes outlet
michael kors outlet
nike uk
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach outlet
oakley sunglasses
tory burch outlet
coach outlet store online
true religion jeans
louis vuitton handbags
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet clearance
ray ban sunglasses outlet
coach outlet
true religion jeans
ralph lauren outlet
lebron james shoes 13
coach outlet
oakley sunglasses
kevin durant shoes
toms
louis vuitton bags
air max 90
kobe 11
tory burch handbags
nike free run 2
beats headphones
2016.7.18haungqin

Nurmala maya17 said...


CHEAP HOLIDAY PACKAGE TO :


1. Paris
2. INDONESIA ( BALI and LOMBOK )
3. JAPAN
4. Italye
5. Thailand ( Pattaya Beach )
6. Singapore
7. Australia
8. Egypt ( Mesir )
9. South Africa
10. United States of America

raybanoutlet001 said...

nike storeadorable!
birkenstock sandalsparty
cheap nba jerseysthe
michael kors outlet clearancefrom
nike trainersadd
basketball shoeskids!
michael kors outletpost
michael kors handbagsthe
supra shoesor
versacethis

Blog Widget by LinkWithin