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    What do y'all use for loops in top of ornaments. I've seen 5mm screw eyes. I've also heard of using the shaft portion of bait holder fish hooks( with barbs on the shaft) jammed into the top.
    I'm carving stocking ornaments for my family who bought me my first carving class for Christmas last year.
    Thank you

  • #2
    Sometimes I just twist a small dia. wire, put a small hole in the top, and super glue the wire in, easy peasy
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      Thank you. I tend to over think simple things.

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      • #4
        I use regular tree ornament holder wires or earring wires...both cheap and I usually get 100 of each.




        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          Hi PHolder. I have use these stainless wire eye headpins for years they work well. I cut them to about a 1/2" push it in to the wood or use a small penvise drill to make a hole. Then put a small amoumt of supper glue just below the eye before I push it all the way down. I save the cut offs and bend small eye in it. cheap. $6. for 200.
          https://www.amazon.com/Tegg-1-6inch-...2912425&sr=8-8
          We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

          https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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          • #6
            My method is much the same as Joe's, except I use Gorilla Glue to fasten them . I did a short video explaining how I make mine..... hope this link works as I'm not much of a computer geek.?.
            https://youtu.be/iypZyR1o91Q
            If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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            • #7
              Thank you all! This helps.

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              • #8
                Hi PHolder. I have use these stainless wire eye headpins for years they work well. I cut them to about a 1/2" push it in to the wood or use a small penvise drill to make a hole. Then put a small amoumt of supper glue just below the eye before I push it all the way down. I save the cut offs and bend small eye in it. cheap. $6. for 200.
                https://www.amazon.com/Tegg-1-6inch-...elry+findings& amp;qid=1602912425&sr=8-8
                We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

                https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                • #9
                  I use smallTiny Mini Eye Pins Eyepins Hooks Eyelets Screw Threaded. Just screw them into the wood. On Amazon cheap 100 for a few dollars or a 1,000 for ten dollars. s-l225.jpg

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                  • #10
                    PHolder,I've always used a size 1 fishing hook,just cut the barb off and insert it with a pair of vise grips.
                    Mark N. Akers
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                    • #11
                      I use Aberdeen fish hooks. Cut 3/4" from eye and sharpen cut end on sharpener/grinder to a point. Push in with needle-nose pliers. No glue. No pre-drilling (but I use basswood and hook going in on end grain edge).
                      ....Dave
                      Old carvers never die... they just whittle away.
                      www.shellknobwoodcarvers.weebly.com

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                      • #12
                        Like JPB, I make my own loops from 26 gauge wire I get at Hobby Lobby. I wrap it around a dowel, then twist it, like putting a twister on a plastic bag... The final two twists, I do with pliers, then trim the ends and insert into a small hole in the top of carving - usually a 1/32 or 3/64 inch hole. A drop of Krazy glue in it before I inset it, and then a drop right at the top after it's in... Takes all of 60 seconds to make, if that much, and I can make hundreds from a spool of the wire.

                        Claude
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