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Builder's Challenge (Mallet Challenge 2021) #1: Challenge accepted!

07-12-2021 01:24 AM by Ash | 4 comments »

Theme requirements:1. Use at least two different woods from two different countries.2. Include at least one non-wood element in the build. Ok! So, I’ve decided to make a Small round carving mallet for this challenge. My two woods are Hard Maple and Purpleheart. To fulfill the non-wood requirement, I’m going to run a 1/4” carriage bolt through the center and secure it with a washer and a cap nut to A) add a bit of weight and, B) help ensure that my handle tenon doesn’...

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Small Projects #48: Jatoba Strong Box Finished!

06-14-2021 05:25 AM by Madmark2 | 6 comments »

Friend asked me to build a cash box. Something small enough to fit under a bed but still capable of holding significant amounts of cash in a neat and orderly fashion. Strong boxes have a long history. They are often metal banded and reinforced and are designed to resist attack. Being wood, fire can breach the structure. However, being a paper money storage strong box, fire will destroy the contents, defeating the purpose. Completed Strong Box. Build details below … I tried t...

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Small Projects #41: Crosses -- More Easter Gifts -- Rosewood, Zebrawood, Cherry, Yellowheart, Purpleheart

03-08-2021 03:09 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This was an Easter gift for a nice little old Italian widow I know. It came out so well I had to make another one for SWMBO. Then another for a neighbor and another … six so far! Rosewood and zebrawood The “standard” proportions are that the cross bar is half the height, centered 1/4 of the way down. The material was ripped to 1-1/2”, resawn on the TS to 3/4” thick and then cut to length, 15” and 7-1/2”. This used over 22-3/4” of a 24&#...

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Small Projects #40: Easter Shrine

02-28-2021 03:31 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Friend of SWMBO is nice older lady who is quite devout. Thought this would make a nice gift for Easter. Bought a nice 9” tall statue of Jesus and wanted to put it in a fancy box suitable for table display. I just got the Fast-Joint Mini set up and dialed in. This was going to be a test of the jig. 9” H x 3” W x 2” D statuette with customized engraved plate. Easter colors are purple and yellow and it just so happens I just got some yellow heart and I inventory ...

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Small Projects #35: Bill Press

01-10-2021 10:12 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

SWMBO ask for place to keep monies flat and orderly ahead of bank day. Had a chunk of purpleheart kicking around and made this box. Purpleheart cash keeper The box is 1/4” stock except for the weight which is full 15/16”. The full width stock was sanded to make the finger curve so both sides would be exact copies after resawing. I have about a 5/32” thick center cut with an odd semicircle cutout. The half moon grip was cut from a piece of scrap mahogany using my pla...

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Journey into Woodturning #24: 2 Sexy Pens!

11-05-2020 03:04 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

Sexy pens! I was requested recently at a party, to make pens for a couple of lady’s, specifically my mother-in-law and step mother. They both agreed the pen they were to receive should be curvy and more feminine. Only one requested walnut and silver trim. The other got the matching wood and trim given out on father’s day. This was the first time I made curvy/sexy pens. I think they turned out great and I’m sure the lady’s will appreciate them. Here is this week’s video: 2 Sexy Pens!

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Small Projects #28: Dual Bowl Twin Screw II

04-24-2020 08:20 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

The prototype being successful I made five more pipes, one with a special dual bowl design. Five pipes, one with a secret surprise! Starting with a board we progress to functioning pipe blanks. Lovely purpleheart is a full 1” thick The purpleheart was ripped at 3/4” and then recut to 3/4” leaving a 5/32” offcut with a TK blade. The 24” piece was cut at 3-7/8” and yielded six pipe blocks with about 1/4” left over. Talk about 100% yield! ...

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Small Projects #27: Twin Screw Lidded Purpleheart Pipe Design

04-24-2020 01:37 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

My head shop customer asked me for some smaller lidded pipes. The pipes suffer from ng the same issue as most dugouts, the screw works loose, the lid opens and the (usually expensive) contents spills. The solution to this is the same as for the dugouts, twin screws. One acts as a pivot, the other a locking pin. Until the locking screw is removed the lid cannot open. Here is a collage of my latest prototype: Twin screws for no leaks On the original lid design the lid and body need ...

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Small Projects #26: Purpleheart Leftovers Box

04-13-2020 04:13 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Made the better half a 6×6 purpleheart box the other day out of 1/4” resawn 1×6. I had the scant middle of the two sided resaw left over. Its saw burned and 5-3/4” square and thickness varies all over the place around .200”.The middle slice of a double sided resaw. Lemme see if I’m I can make anything useful out of this I think, and so a project began.2-13/16” square and half of that high. Cut the big square into four smaller squares. Then ripped ...

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Small Projects #25: Purpleheart Gift Box

04-06-2020 05:48 PM by Madmark2 | 4 comments »

Had purpleheart left over from the gun box and made this for the better half.Closed Open

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