Something for the Weekend - Part 169 - Keep it thimble!

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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Hi

It's that time again, the weekend is about to start and it's time for another challenge. The idea for this week's starter image came from @jane-e who told me how she came across a thimble which she has had since her childhood. Of course, the thimble is worn when creating things by sewing, but what can you make from from the thimble itself?

 

The “rules”:

* Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc

* Anyone, and everyone, is welcome to have a go, whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert. This is not just for our forum "regulars".

* There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!

* The starter image is made available for you to use in this forum challenge only.

 

To download the image below at full size, hover over the image and click on the circle with the arrows at the top right. Then, when the image opens in its own window, right click and choose “Save Image As/Save Target As” (or similar depending on your browser).

 

SFTW169Thimble.jpg

 

When posting back your image – please use the blue reply button in this first post. If posting a comment on someone else’s entry then please use the grey reply button next to their image post.

 

Have fun

 

Dave

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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Click/RightClick to get closer, Click Here to see in Chrome 

 

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Community Expert ,
Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Glasgow I presume. I wonder where the cone went? 🙂

Dave

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Indeed, Dave.

 

The traffic cone has been replaced a few times albeit briefly, but only this once by a traffic thimble (in 2009 while the banners were yellow, and unknown to most).

 

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Bob, I want those coloured pencils!  I honestly get excited about really sharp pencils, and there few things I find more relaxing than sharpening them.  I spent a small fortune on a set of Pentel pencils and replacement leds for my workshop, but I rarely use them because I love using the wooden pencils. I work my way through the box and when the last one loses its sharp tip, I have the pleasure of putting them all through the wind-up sharpener.   It's a funny old world. 

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Hmmm... it didn't take long to go off topic this week.  Sorry Dave.

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Trevor, you will have to resist overrelaxing and ending up with a stump.

 

I believe a handheld one is safer, but maybe insufficiently relaxing.

 

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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I have the pleasure of putting them all through the wind-up sharpener.   It's a funny old world. 

 

 

By @Trevor.Dennis

 

I have one of those, an old Boston, in my workshop.

In addition to sharpening my Ticonderoga No. 2 pencils, it's great for pointing dowels.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 21, 2022 Aug 21, 2022

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the simple things in life give us joy 😉

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Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

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Best regards, Euan.

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Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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By @EuanWilliamson

 

Did you dream that one up Euan?  It's very witty.  

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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A new use that we could all use. Nice one Bob.

Dave

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Does anyone remember Lonnie Donegon and skiffle bands?

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Does your chewing gum lose its flavoron the bedpost overnight?If your mother says don't chew it,Do you swallow it in spite?Can you catch it on your tonsils,Can you heave it left & right?Does your chewing gum lose its flavoron the bedpost overnight?

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Now that's going back a bit - pass the washboard!

Dave

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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SFTW 169_Thimble_sm.jpg

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Good thinking K and nicely done!

Dave

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Trevor, you've just invented thimbolism 🙂

 

Dave

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Aug 21, 2022 Aug 21, 2022

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omg Hahahahaha

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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SFTW169Thimble_Aviles.jpg

Mrs. Frankestein was not happy with her husband's raiding of her sewing kit for parts to use on his creature...

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Excellent Rafael !

Dave

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Thanks, Dave!

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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SFTW169Thimblewith-Dalek.jpg

Trevor brought us a Dr Who themed image last time, so I thought I should continue.

 

Dave

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Very clever, Dave! How did you make the energy beam spraying out of the gun stick?

 

~ Jane

 

 

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Thanks Jane, I quickly modelled and rendered the top part of the Dalek then combined the render with the original image in Photoshop. I didn't have a lot of time so it's not too detailed. The 'energy beam' is just painted Photoshop brushstrokes with a stroke and outer glow added in Layer Styles.

 

Dave

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