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    OK, I will say up front, I have no idea where I am going with this. It was just a thought that popped in to my head.

    I know I do a bunch of crafts when not at the keys. I knit, crochet, tat and a bunch of other things. I just finished knitting a cover for my Treo, and am eyeing the ipod now.

    Anyone else out there making monitor cozys or something?

    Like I said, no point, but I'm working on one. Maybe have people bring computer junk and yarn and see what people whip up with them?
    "There are no failed experiments, only more data"

  • #2
    cool... I'll darn some mouse warmers
    If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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    • #3
      I taught myself how to knit because I wanted a Harry Potter scarf and wasn't about to pay the huge price that they were going for on eBay.

      I also do hand bookbinding, and have for many years.

      I guess you could also consider analog electronics a 'craft' or 'art' ;)

      LosT

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      • #4
        oh I can quilt too if that helps at all
        If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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        • #5
          I love Glue Guns!!! I can sew, knit, and have some real fun with the glue gun, but only when I have time.
          "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LosT
            I also do hand bookbinding, and have for many years.

            LosT
            I have never meet another hand bookbinder. I was also taught to bind books from hand, when I was young and told my parents I was quiting school. My father said "fine", and he could get a job for me. Book binding in a factory. Well needless to say, I went back to school, but I cherish my gold leafed springback that I made for myself.

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            • #7
              Speaking of Computers to Sewing stories. I'm a big fan of the BSD Wall Flag that was made. That was just too cool
              "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

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              • #8
                I can mix drinks, but no crafty stuff for me.... i'm in the middle of working on sewing together a Star Wars Amidala costume tho...but I can barely sew!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DJ Jackalope
                  ...but I can barely sew!
                  Real geeks use staples.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cindy
                    I have never meet another hand bookbinder.

                    Me neither! That is really cool. I've started adding my tech interests into my bookbinding for some experiments, like hiding small batteries in the spine and running el Wire around the outside edge of a hardback binding.

                    I find it frustrating that all the hand bookbinding tools are so expensive and hard to find - Hardly anyone makes a *quality* binding anymore...

                    You can see some of the weaker bindings I've done here:
                    www.artconspiracy.com/conspiracy_physical_gallery.asp?id=2144110806

                    Working on a halloween scarf right now, using one of those knit-in-the-round things..(have never used one before)-

                    LosT
                    LosT
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                    Last edited by LosT; May 6, 2005, 12:11.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by astcell
                      Real geeks use staples.
                      Is that the red swingline style or the industrial stainless steal? Or even the Air gun roofer stapler. That's tough, cause red swingline is ....Well a red swingline! And the other two are Time "the tool man" Taylor certified to be used in place of everything, which is what geeks are all about!
                      "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

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                      • #12
                        I recently acquired 6,000 lbs. of steel wool...now if I could just find someone to knit me a new car...
                        I enjoy talking to myself...it's usually the only intelligent conversations I get to have.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by astcell
                          Real geeks use staples.
                          Don't real geeks use duct tape?

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                          • #14
                            I make soap.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by big chopper
                              I make soap.
                              Cool. I got a book on soapmaking a while back (www.lindsaybks.com fucking rules) but havent tried it yet.

                              Evil and I can our own fruits and vegetables and make jams/preserves. I brew my own beer and rootbeer. I reload my own ammo too (not sure if that counts as an Art & Craft or not)

                              I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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