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Old 07-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Photos of my homemade swift
My handy husband made this for me a couple of months ago, but I just recently got it back from my mother-in-law, who was making it pretty for me. She does one-stroke painting, and I think I now have the prettiest swift around

It was made using the directions at Crafty Diversions as a rough guide. The look of it is mostly the same, but dh made some modifications in the way the boards are pieced together in order to lower the center of gravity and make more stable so it will spin more freely (the original design I found too wobbly). It comes apart for easy storage, too, which is great.









Thanks for looking!
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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What a wonderful husband and your mother in law is so talented...you must be a very special daughter in law! It is beautiful!
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Wow! That is a one-of-a-kind! What a lovely gift!
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That's very pretty. I love the flowers.

How about a pic of the Swift in action??
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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Gorgeous! You have a sweet and talented MIL too - must be where your DH got it from. Lucky lady!
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Wow, it's gorgeous!

Much nicer to look at than the one I hacked together from clothes hanger wire, a lazy susan & trusty old duct tape
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:47 PM   #7
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That's very pretty. I love the flowers.

How about a pic of the Swift in action??
It works really well! I'll add a pic as soon as I have time to set it up

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Wow, it's gorgeous!

Much nicer to look at than the one I hacked together from clothes hanger wire, a lazy susan & trusty old duct tape
LOL! Is there anything one can't do with duct tape? LOL
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Awesome! I wonder if I could talk my Dad into making me one ......
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Beautiful! That was nice of MIL to paint it for you and of DH to make the mods for you.

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Wow, that is beautiful!
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