Celebrate in Style with a Wooden Bow Tie

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Raid your scrap bin and create some dressy accessories that express what’s beautiful and fun about woodworking.

Like many of my woodworker friends, I’m a lot more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt than I am in fancy clothes. Not long ago, I discovered a foolproof way to make formal occasions more enjoyable—with a dress-up item from my own workshop. Wooden ties are fun to make, fun to wear, and great to give as gifts. A quick pick through your scrap bin will probably yield enough material for several ties. The only other ingredients are some adjustable straps, double-stick tape, decorative fabric, and varnish (see Buyer’s Guide, p. 64). So turn the page, and let’s make some ties!

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