Category Archives: 4-Household Items

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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Fly Swatter Shaker Style

A few weeks ago Paul Sellers had a blog post where he showed a fly swatter with a leather business end.  I liked the idea and immediately began searching the internet for similar designs. Note:  Paul Sellers has since made … Continue reading

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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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