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    Custom Tartan Kilt Pin

    Okay, it's not exactly a pin, but it does the same thing. I'm still rocking the DNKE I bought a while back. This past weekend in the 95 degree weather I finally broke out the kilt for the summer. I live out of town and it tends to get windy in the afternoons and evenings. With my front apron blowing up and all around, something Rocky&Eric talked about was magnetic kilt pins. They won't damage the material if they get snagged and a magnet could be attached to anything. I'm a machinist apprentice at work and I own a mini manual mill so I can make a wide range of things from raw metal. I thought my black utilikilt could use a little color and I thought a Elliott Modern pin would be a fun project.

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    I will follow up with the finished product, painted and glued to together.

    See in the last picture, I rep my tartan everywhere I drive with my pickup. Not that I many people would understand. But it's fun, and it makes her a little more mine.
    Last edited by MrScott; 4th June 21 at 07:00 PM.

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    I like the idea of a magnetic kilt pin and am interested to see where this goes.

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    Finished!

    Got it done. I used my machinists software to trace and scale the warp and weft. Then drew myself a blueprint to get the spacing and depth just right. I counter bored into the back side of it to epoxy glue a pair of neodymium magnets in. That way they sit flush with the backside. They hold well, it hasn't shifted or fallen off while I've had it on. It's aluminum so it's light enough that I don't feel it tugging at me, but just heavy enough to keep my apron down in the wind. I like Elliott Modern so I painted it in with bold colors and clear coated it. It gives my black DNKE just a lil color.

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    I noticed the clear coat wrinkled slightly. Too bad

    I learned that I need to take pictures sideways from now on for the forum.

    I've got a buddy who has McGregor in him. I may attempt to make one for him. Although McGregor has a bit more going on than Elliott and I'm not sure I can fit it all onto a 1.5x1.5 inch block.
    Last edited by MrScott; 8th June 21 at 06:41 PM.

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