Category Archives: 4-Household Items

Clamp-On Pincushions-Part 2-Complete with a Bonus

The plan at the end of my last post was simply to complete the second version of clamp-on pincushion and complete the design drawing for the first version.  A simple conversation changed my plans. My mother stopped by over the … Continue reading

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Clamp-On Pincushions-Part 1

I mentioned in a previous post that several years, eighteen to be exact, we spent an impromptu weekend at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.  We fell in love with the Shaker furniture and, at the gift shop, I purchased … Continue reading

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Ratcheting Book Stand-Redux

It’s not very often that I get requests for projects that I build.  Some of my stuff is a little out there.  But, when I do get a request, I try to accommodate.  My version of the ratcheting book stand … Continue reading

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Ratcheting Book Stand-Lathe Project

One of the projects high on my list,  in the event that I ever had a lathe, is a 17th Century turned book stand that Peter Follansbee reintroduced.  It’s a nifty design with a ratcheting mechanism to adjust the angle … Continue reading

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Honey Dipper-000-Lathe Project 

In my ongoing quest to learn to turn and, to a lesser extent, shrink my mountain of offcuts I present the next beginner project that I have tackled.  The Honey Dipper. There is not much to say about the honey … Continue reading

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Garden Dibber-Lathe Project

Like most things in hand work, no amount of reading or watching of videos can teach you to turn wood on a lathe.  At some point you have to start putting tool to wood.  Only then can your hand and … Continue reading

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Incense Burner Stand-Part 2-Complete

Not a whole lot to add to the story here.  I simply added a coat of Tried and True Original to the stand as per the instructions on the can.  That’s about all there is to it.  I’ll add a … Continue reading

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