Step 3: The needle works

Now you "sew" the walnut at this side with the two holes together. Take some inches of the elastic braid ant turn it with the needle three or four times with som tension around through the two holes.Then fix the elastic braid with a knot. Now you can open the walnut wit some tension and if you let it loose both parts get closed together.
Through the other hole you press a part of the wooden toothstick and fix it at one side with a small drop of wood glue. After some minutes you can cut of the rest of the toothstick from both sides of the walnut  so only a very small part is left and works as a lock.
When I was a boy I used to close the perfectly-opened walnuts with glue, after insert into them a little paper sheet with a phrase on it, then I shuffled them among the others. It was very funny for all the family when some of us after months found those fake-walnuts! :-)
Great job Junophor! You got my 5 stars and vote for the Valentine's Day Challenge! But now... can you make that heart light up?;-)
H winged Fist<br><br>I am working on it ;-)))<br><br>In truth I also got some red hearts from an LED light chain which fits also in the walnut........driven with some small batterie cells and the inner side of the nut covered with dark blue velvet or satin....which hides the cells........a switch is integrated the two halfs of the walnut..... LED starts when opening .... let us wait and see;-))))))<br><br>Cheeers Aeon Junophor
Junophor - I was just kidding about the glowing heart, but you never cease to amaze with your ability to get things to light up where you wouldn't think they could! I think you should get a commission from all sales by the guy in Greece with the walnut farm;-)
Winged Fist ! <br>I wa&acute;s kidding you too ;-))))))))))) <br>My answer was with a huge twinkling in my eyes. <br>I have another proposal :Let us convince member agis 68 together to join us and let him start his own production of walnut secrets in greece , so one day someone you know returns from a trip there and show you this wonderful souvenir ;-))))))))))) <br>-giggle-giggle- <br>Your Aeon Junophor
excellent idea. i Own 22 walnut trees here in Greece (on the mountain) and i was bored to eat walnuts and pies from them...a new industry is borned!....wow!!!!hahahaha...my father gonna get crazy of me
Good job. I appreciate the effort you put in taking each picture.

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