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Post by TomServo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:54 am

Since my house arrest...I made a stupid mistake working on my rifle,we'll leave it at that....I took up rug hooking. While repetitious, its hardly therapeutic.

About 2 years ago, I bought a $300 button machine. It makes 1 1/4 inch buttons. The backs, and mylar run about $20 for 500. I'm willing to press some buttons for you, provided you buy the material. I can press anything that can be printed on paper. Keep in mind, paper thickness is crucial...the thinner the better. PM me if you want some made. If you can get a couple samples to me, I can press em too see how they look.

The diameter of the button is 1 1/4 inch, so the image should fit a circle slightly smaller.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:22 am

Do you have the circle cutter too?
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Post by TomServo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:52 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Do you have the circle cutter too?
Yes I do. All I would need is a sheet of paper with images to cut out.
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Post by ygmir » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:57 am

TomServo:

so, you need the paper printed and sent, or, do you have print capabilities?

Can you be more specific as to paper type, if, this is the case?


That is a very kind offer, thank you for making it.
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Post by TomServo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:53 am

ygmir wrote:TomServo:

so, you need the paper printed and sent, or, do you have print capabilities?

Can you be more specific as to paper type, if, this is the case?


That is a very kind offer, thank you for making it.
Id rather it be sent to me. I can try out a few prints and send them back. I've done all my pins through kinkos. Multi color copies tend to be printed on thicker paper. It can be done, it just takes a little longer, to make sure everything seats well. If its a dual color..black and white or black on any color paper, I guess you could email it.

Once we have the right design, a single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper can hold 25 or so copies.
Either way, email or snail mail, I think I can get the image. Send some samples, and ill send you the pins back. Then choose the design that works best.

I will send a few extra pins, as the backings don't always press right.
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Post by ygmir » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:06 am

*starts searching for appropriate pin ideas*


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Post by Deb Prothero » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:05 am

wonderful gift of your time, TomServo.

Do you have a paypal account to send the money for supplies or do you want a bank draft money order? Please send your mailing address by PM to send a colour sheet printed.

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Post by TomServo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:11 am

Deb Prothero wrote:wonderful gift of your time, TomServo.

Do you have a paypal account to send the money for supplies or do you want a bank draft money order? Please send your mailing address by PM to send a colour sheet printed.
I think I do...otherwise, material can be bought online and sent to me.
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Post by TomServo » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:28 am

I bought a few thousand button backs, after deciding fuck it! Keep it simple.. so ill do 250 pins, anything beyond that, figure out a barter. My rugs almost done, and I can't wait to do something different. Calculated it out, and their will be over a mile of yarn in this fucking rug!...all cut in 3 inch pieces. Yes, I know they sell precut yarn...I like doing things the hard way for some reason.. oh well
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:48 am

nice offer dude, but don't you have a Wii or something ?
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Post by TomServo » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:47 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:nice offer dude, but don't you have a Wii or something ?
No..don't care for video games anymore. And all my girlfriend watches is americas next top model. I just like having something to do when I'm drinking. Used to love drawing celtic knotwork, just for the repetition. And cleaning my guns is not an option right now.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:13 pm

Video games are kinda quirky, and usually do become repetitititive, so I see yer point.

I mostly play pinball and bowling(with girlfriend) on my wii.
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America's top model isn't so bad, my girlfriend has me watching Glee....and liking it. :oops:
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Post by TomServo » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:48 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Video games are kinda quirky, and usually do become repetitititive, so I see yer point.

I mostly play pinball and bowling(with girlfriend) on my wii.
Losta pinball, lots and lots of pinball.(unemployed)

America's top model isn't so bad, my girlfriend has me watching Glee....and liking it. :oops:
After they kicked out Lisa...diaper girl...in cycle 3, I stopped watching. She was the most interesting.

Turns out, shes on celebrity rehab now..
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Post by TomServo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:42 am

Finally got my pin backs. If you want any, let me know for sure. I won't be doing them much more, as the event nears. So if you really want a couple hundred let me know...or bring your own art and press em yourself on the playa.
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Post by Risky » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:38 am

Thank you, TomS.

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Post by TomServo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:03 am

Risky wrote:Thank you, TomS.
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Post by janicels » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:57 pm

there is a camp at bm that makes photo buttons from your cameras sims card it is called bmanbutton camp
whooo we are camping with greeters....it will be great

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Post by TomServo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:58 pm

janicels wrote:there is a camp at bm that makes photo buttons from your cameras sims card it is called bmanbutton camp
That's cool! Buttons are so damn easy to make, but the equiptment is expensive...for good buttons anyways. Hats off to them! Did buttons at the roller disco bar, to pass time. Got some awesome french fries out of it.
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Post by TomServo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:07 pm

Im doing these again this year, if you want em. Here's what I did for the Black Rock City Roller Girls last year...

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the cell phone camera doesnt do it justice..
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Post by AntiM » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:41 am

Hawt!

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Post by TomServo » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:22 pm

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Post by lucky420 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:43 am

Hawter!

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Post by mudpuppy000 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:05 pm

Wow, those are awesome.

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