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    Never Alone In The Bush
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    Needle case + Sewing Kit

    On a day walk I picked up a dry stick which had a pithy center. Perfect !

    I trimmed the ends, but left the stick long to make it easier to work on:
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    Using a small, green twig twisted, rotated and jigged until the pith was removed:
    PC303308 (Medium).jpg PC303309 (Medium).jpg

    Hollow center:
    PC303317 (Medium).jpg

    Then I cut the "bands". I cut three broad bands into the outside of the stick. You'll see why ...
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    Three bands and completely hollow, You can see the stick poking through:
    PC303316 (Medium).jpg

    A permanent plug using a green stick for one end.
    I whittled it to fit, then cut it a few mm long so I could firmly push it in without splitting the stick
    and make a flush finish. No need to glue etc :
    PC303319 (Medium).jpg

    Then I made a stopper for the other end.
    A snug fit, but with a nice handle to grasp.
    I could put a lanyard on the lid so it doesn't get lost ... but if it did I could easily make another ...
    PC303321 (Medium).jpg PC303320 (Medium).jpg

    Finally, back home.
    I loaded each "band" with a different colour of cotton and added a few needles
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    I'm really pleased with the results !

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    Jon Muir
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    Really cool idea. You could put a lanyard around the top and it could go on your belt.
    Either way, most impressive.
    How can I ever get lost when everyone is always telling me where to go?

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