DIY Tool

I kept losing my bone folder so I made a new one out of some Proofgrade walnut hardwood. Drew up a design I wanted in Illustrator, cut out on the laser, a little hand sanding to taper and round the edges. Job done! There’s something so satisfying about making a tool yourself in just a few minutes.

These handy little tools were traditionally made out of bone and they’re made for creasing and folding leather, but I mainly use it to open up pockets in wallets and such. I wanted a “finger” point to be able to get down into the corners better and it works fantastic.

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That turned out really nice

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Nothing beats having a tool that allows you to make custom tools for your needs!

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So cool using a very modern tool to make a traditional/old tool.

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That turned out great

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This is very pretty in addition to being useful. All your products are so elegant and professional looking!

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So cool to see “tools” being made from tools. I too make lots of little things for the workshop on the GF, especially my vast collection of push sticks for the table saw. I’m usually in a rush so I never engrave something on them, but I think I may start.

And now you made me want walnut hardwood! I’m in the process of building my wife a new crafting desk and the edges / highlights are walnut - such an amazingly beautiful wood! And it SMELLS awesome when cutting it…

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Awesome use of the GF!

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Excellent #practicalcut!

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Everything you do is so professional. I love this new tool; and your wallets.

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Can’t wait to see the results.

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Very nice! I have a couple bone folders that I used to use all the time when I did scrapbooking, stamping, etc. I still use them to help crease and straighten out corners when I sew. Now I know I can make one on the GF if I lose or break mine! Good job!

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Ooooooooh, this is pretty

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When I ordered in my bone folder, I told my wife what it was and what it was used for. She asked me why it was called a “bone” folder, to which I replied it’s because it’s made from bone. I also might have mentioned that there was an option for human bone, of which I also might have convinced her that was the option I chose :sweat_smile:

Excellent execution here!

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very nice!

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Well done! This is something I will have to do…

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Beautiful in walnut. Very nice shape.

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Thank you! I’m glad my work is coming off as professional. I quit my day job (art director) a few years ago to pursue my craft full time. Best decision I ever made!

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Have you ever thought of designing a sports car?!

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:thinking:

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