Category Archives: 4-Household Items

HB Andon (Shoji) Lamp

One thing that I am doing as I update old drawings is to review my sketch books for ideas that never made it off the page.  One such idea was for a Japanese style lamp (andon).  Originally, the andon was … Continue reading

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Marble Game Board

As I update old drawings, I will post those that I hope you will find useful.  Some may be new versions of those that you have seen before.  Others will be making a first time appearance here on the blog. … Continue reading

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Small Lap Desk

As I update old drawings, I will post those that I hope you will find useful.  Some may be new versions of those that you have seen before.  Others will be making a first time appearance here on the blog.

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Pie Crimper

Here is yet another small project for you lathe enthusiasts, a pie crimper.  A simple little tool used to join the top and bottom dough sections of pie prior to baking.  It also imparts a decorative edge to boot. I … Continue reading

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Clamp-On Pincushion-Scissors Holder

This is just a quick show-and-tell on a little clamp-on pincushion and scissors holder that I made as a Christmas gift.  The body is mahogany from the Magic Attic stash and the threaded shaft is maple.  The pincushion is from … Continue reading

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Homemade Music-Part 2

What started out as a simple idea to make a few cigar box guitars, ballooned into a full-blown research and development project. Starting out I had no idea how deep down the rabbit hole I would be taken, but it … Continue reading

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Homemade Music-Part 1

I don’t remember the first time I saw or heard a cigar box guitar. I’m sure it must have been on YouTube though. Like many of my projects, the seed was planted somewhere along the way and finally broke to … Continue reading

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