Back in December of 2018 I was looking around the garage pondering what kind of project I could pursue with the extra wood laying around. I carved my first bowtie by hand and thus thee first Bad Ass Bowtie was created.
At first I wanted to use a Jig Saw to produce a fine cut, but after further research I discovered the Scroll Saw. I ran to my truck and drove to the hardware shop and came home with my first purchase of a power tool. (No need to borrow my dads tools any longer) I set to work and after many trials and errors I found the right blade that wouldn't break. I cut ten ties my first day and was ready for the next step.
After realizing how long it took to smooth the surface and edges with sandpaper by hand I decide to invest more in my little start up. I went back to the hardware store (pestered the employee with my many questions). I came home with a Belt Sander and couldn't be happier. The Garage soon become covered in sawdust.
After I finished making the tie I realized I needed a way to set myself apart from all other competitors. I decided to merge my other passion of art with my bowties. I began painting by hand patterns and designs on my ties to personalize them. Each Tie is a work of ART!
After Painting the ties I add a nice wood stain to give the wood a rich color to enrich the grain. I then add an enamel gloss to protect it. Next, I Choose the color for the center ribbon attach the neck strap, and its ready to be worn!
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