Art Fun With Vintage Linoleum Cutters

January 11th, 2010 in member junk     
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I have a thing for old tools with wood handles and found these linoleum cutters at the bottom of a box at the swap meet.
I cleaned them up, drilled holes in the bottom of their handles and added little cast iron receipt bases that I trimmed down & painted black.
I love how they are standing at attention like little (retired) soldiers.
Ok, I know beauty is all in the eye of the beholder but you gotta admit these little guys are quite handsome!
Ive also seen this done using paint brushes, foundry molds, orbs (Sue would love those!), etc. Give it a try using something YOU like!
I have a thing for old tools with wood handles and found these linoleum cutters at the bottom of a box at the swap meet.
I cleaned them up, drilled holes in the bottom of their handles and added little cast iron receipt bases that I trimmed down & painted black.

I have a thing for old tools with wood handles and found these linoleum cutters at the bottom of a box at the swap meet.

I cleaned them up, drilled holes in the bottom of their handles and added little cast iron receipt bases that I trimmed down & painted black.

Photo: Jenny K Art & Design

Ok, I know beauty is all in the eye of the beholder but you gotta admit these little guys are quite handsome!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jenny K Art & Design
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, eclectic, industrial, bedroom, modern, table, brown, study, great room

Comments (26)

snowyowl writes: A great marriage of these 2 finds. You have an eye for this. Never saw linoleum cutters. very striking. Posted: 11:00 am on January 18th
junkermidge writes: Oops! Forgot to tell you that I love these! You must see art in everything you look at -- glad you do.
Midge Posted: 8:46 am on January 15th
treasureglitz writes: I say this is some pretty cool art!
Posted: 9:53 pm on January 13th
JunkArchitect writes:
Jenny, I love groupings like your collection of Linoleum cutters. Great junk/art post as always.

Jim
Posted: 9:03 am on January 13th
writes: Thanks for all the wonderful comments folks! I look forward to seeing what YOU come up with now...

:-) Jenny K Posted: 2:20 am on January 13th
CottageElements writes: Very creative. They make perfect pieces of art!

Lani Posted: 10:49 pm on January 12th
StrangeCargo writes: Jenny, a single, simple tool laying down is missed and underappreciated. That same tool elevated on a pedastal or a stand becomes a beautiful work of art, with perhaps, many stories to tell of its' owner and past.

Well done and thanks.

Ken Posted: 8:32 pm on January 12th
debx writes: I can see the cast iron bases being used as place holdings at a dinner. The linoleum cutters fixed to a base for a clock. The possiblities are endless. All it takes is the first step. Posted: 10:57 am on January 12th
junk_grandma writes: Jenny, Wow this is awesome creativity - plus gives us novices a great idea. Thank you for the work of art. Andy Warhol would give you a thumb up! Posted: 6:50 am on January 12th
shabbychick writes: Jenny, these little "guys" are too sweet! What character and simplicity...perfect combination.

Thanks for sharing,

Kathy Posted: 11:24 pm on January 11th
fellowjunker writes: Well Jenny, you put beauty in everything you create!!! These are adorable....I love the little stands you made for them too!!
xojanis Posted: 11:21 pm on January 11th
suelovesjunk writes: i love how these look like a fancy museum installation. brilliant using the receipt spike deallies! Posted: 9:23 pm on January 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: There will be no cutting up for these soldiers, eh? Nicely done, Jenny!
Candy Posted: 9:14 pm on January 11th
Prior writes: Nice sculptures! Lezlee Posted: 9:10 pm on January 11th
GreenerPastures writes: I'm going to borrow your idea, add a little clip to the wood handle and use them for name card holders at my next dinner party. I'm kind of an entertaining junkie, so thanks for the Great visual!!! I'll be sure to tell them it was" Jenny's" inspirational idea:) Posted: 8:17 pm on January 11th
berton718 writes: Jenny,
I love this idea!! Simple and beautiful!! Posted: 3:51 pm on January 11th
CleverThinker writes: Love these old tools! They remind me of the edger my grandmother would use when she baked pies....in the coal and wood fed oven! The photo of them in front of the wood panel makes them appear to float like ghosts...sch a cool idea! Posted: 2:06 pm on January 11th
Angie_Shabby_Cottage writes: I love this! Old tools are the best!!
http://www.thecountrychiccottage.blogspot.com/ Posted: 12:25 pm on January 11th
54girl writes: Cute, Cute, cute! Clever, clever, clever!! I have some receipt holders some where too. Ummmmm. Mary Posted: 12:18 pm on January 11th
upyourattic writes: Fantastic display and they do look like little soldiers! Just goes to show that you can make art from anything and make it look wonderful.

I love this project!
Patti Posted: 10:45 am on January 11th
RustyDiva writes: I love old wooden handle tools and even better if they have chippy paint still on them! Very cool project!!!! I think they're just beautiful too.

Kenda Posted: 10:14 am on January 11th
chippingcharm writes: These are great, quite handsome indeed! I have a stash of those receipt holders...now you've got me thinking :) Laurel Posted: 9:58 am on January 11th
suewannabeinkc writes: Simply (and beautifully) clever!
Note to self: add cast iron receipt bases to "wanted" list.
Thanks for sharing!
Joanne Posted: 9:40 am on January 11th
alicemom writes: JENNY, I WILL BE ON THE LOOK-OUT FOR MORE CAST IRON BASES. LOVE THE LOOK!
SMILES, ALICE Posted: 9:38 am on January 11th
oldnews writes: LOVE them! SIMPLY beautiful! Marie Posted: 9:29 am on January 11th
suewhitney writes: Hey Jenny,

You know I find beauty in simplicity. You nailed it!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:27 am on January 11th
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