A Skeletal Woggle.





Introduction: A Skeletal Woggle.

A woggle is the proper name for a Cub's (or Scout's) neckerchief slide.

This one was made after a moment's inspiration.

Step 1: The Idea

Number One Son found a sheep's vertebra last year, and it's been lying around the house ever since - too cool to throw away, too gross to keep.

Then, just as I was putting uniform on for Cubs (I'm a Cub Leader), my eye fell on the vertebra and inspiration struck - it's got a hole in, that would make a cool woggle.

Unfortunately, the hole in the middle (where the ex=sheep's spinal cord used to be) proved to be too small.

Step 2: The Execution.

So, the vertebra was set aside, until today, when chance brought both bone and rotary tool to my workbench at exactly the same time.

Remembering my idea, two minute's work with the rotary tool produced this, the world's coolest woggle.

Since my Cub name is Mang, the Bat that Brings the Night, this is now an absolutely essential part of my uniform.



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    Very nice, I came across this when I was looking for ideas for scarf rings for a friend but being a strict vegetarian he may not appreciate one like it :-)
    I wore a woggle made from a section of cow femur for about five years when I was a scout; I engraved a fleur de lys into it with a spike awl dyed it with green drawing ink & sealed it with a coat of clear nail varnish "donated" by my big sister.
    I ended up making them for all the lads in my patrol & quite a few to use as swaps at camp sites, my Dad was a butcher for many years & had many friends still in the trade so getting hold of suitable bones was never a problem, of course that was in the days when "proper" butchers were everywhere before supermarkets took over the world.

    Here I am, poking about for woggle ideas, when I run across one made from a vertebra. Absolutely excellent. Even better that is was made by another Mang. :-)

    You're a Mang? I've never met another! (The name was chosen for me by the cubs we had at the time.)

    Indeed I am and I know two others. Perhaps it's more common here in Canada?

    Interesting, I think these could make a nice transition from woggle to a napkin ring . ( I think it has a proper name, but I can't seem to remember what it is...) Woggle...
    I learn something new everyday!

    The proper name for a napkin ring is "napkin ring".


    Yeah, I actually figured that out after posting the comment...

    Too cool :0
    I'm now regretting bringing home that bird skull I found on a hike.... but, even though they know I'm a bit wacko, my (all-girl) scout troop would frown upon it! XD

    Hmm.... when's my next hike?! :D

    Hmmm - thread the ends of the necker into the back of the skull and one end out each eye...

    Woops, I meant "not bringing"! XD
    I'm going on a hike tomorrow. I'll find something! ^^
    When I do, this is the first thing I'm going to try. Thanks for such a great idea!
    Bravo, bravo, bravo bravicimo! Bravo, bravo, very well done!
    Do ye sing that in the UK?