WINNING BIDDERS PLEASE CONSIDER USING PAYPAL BY CLICKING ON THE LITTLE YELLOW BOX IN THE LEFT MARGIN OF THIS PAGE MARKED "MAKE A DONATION". THANKS TO ALL WHO BID AND DROPPED BY TO VISIT.
OH AND KAROL'S DOING WELL WITH HER NEW HIP, THANKS TO ALL WELL WISHERS.
Ok... on to the auction!
Lets look at these hooks from left to right, and number them in that order.
Hook #1 (far left) This is an 8 inch long double ended L (8mm) hook, made from Birch. Nice for those projects that call for two hooks in one. Great for working two colors in Tunisian style... here's a good example...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV5yXQtBgm4
Hook #2 is a beauty! It's made of Red Heart, a beautiful RED wood that normally isn't one I'd use for small hooks, but this piece is exceptionally hard and allowed me to make a rare Red Heart G (4mm). It's 7 inches long and has a nice comfy thumb rest.
Hook #3 is lightweight but strong Canary wood. This one is an H (5mm) with a dark flame accent at the foot. It's a touch over 7 inches long.
Hook #4 is one from up on the Ranch. It's made from a Bush Maple branch. I find these growing in clumps around ranch, usually near springs. Branches die off and new ones grow in their place, so this wood is truly self sustaining. This one is a G (4mm) and has a bit of bark left on the angled foot. Looks a bit like a sheep's hoof. Appropriate, eh?
Hook #5 (the lighter colored one of the two "egg" hooks) is Maple. I've been making egg hooks for a goodly number of years now. Egg hooks came about from the idea of comfort and crochetiers who have gripping difficulty. The "egg" part can be held easily in the palm of the hand, and well here, take a look at this for a better idea...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBk3ZKa97Go The hook is an H (5mm) and is 4 1/2 inches long. The "egg" is 1 3/16 inches in diameter. A VERY comfortable hook for smaller hands, especially if you normally use the overhand (knife) grip.
Hook #6 is another Egg hook, this one made of Cherry. It's a size 7 (4.5mm),
1 1/4 inches in diameter, and is 4 7/8 inches long.
Hook #7 is rare indeed. The wood is Dalmata.. a really pretty dark wood with dramatic grain differences. Rare too for the size. It's an 8.5mm, between an L and M, and is 7 5/8 inches long.
Hooks #8 and 9 are custom order hooks and are here for an initial buyer look-see. But if you're curious, #8 is maple and is an M (9mm) and #9 is Dalmata at 7mm.
Ok there you have it! More hooks-to-roof (I'm using hook funds to replace the ice damaged roof on the cabin behind the Front Porch up on the Ranch).
Lets run this auction until 10pm Thursday night, May 30.
You can email your bids to me at email@example.com
I will post bids as they come in and as I am available to do so.
Tied bids will be settled in favor of the earliest to arrive here.
Please increase bids by $5.00 minimum.
Thanks once again for your patience waiting for this auction... thanks also for your well wishes for Karol's recovery.
Doug's here with $30
Diana goes $30
Barbara does $40
Diana with $30
Carol bids $20
Chris takes it to $35
Paula goes $20
Chris feels sorry for the lonely hook without a bid and goes
Paula's here! $20
Jenn takes it to $25
Diana goes to $30
Barbara jumps it up to $40