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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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Small Projects #24: Purpleheart "no leaks" Dugout

04-06-2020 05:43 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

My smoke shop client commissioned some “non swivel” dugouts last week. The problem, she explained, was that the tops come loose and they spill their contents. I made some sliding top dugouts that seemed to work well but the sliders also work loose and may spill (albeit less often). Turning my engineering brain loose on the need I came up with a solution, the two screw top. One screw acts as a pivot, the other is removable as a lock.Who knows what lurks inside? The top is...

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Small Projects #23: Purpleheart Gun Box

04-03-2020 02:42 AM by Madmark2 | 5 comments »

Been burning thru my purpleheart inventory making pipes. So I just ordered more from Craftsmen Supply in Ybor City (Tampa) Fl. They have a great selection of exotics and are good folx to deal with. One of the pieces was calling to me to make a box out of it. Looking around I found the better half’s hawgleg 1873 .45 Colt revolver and a project began.It’s 2-3/8” X 5-1/2” X 12” of 1/4” purpleheart The piece of purpleheart started out as 15/16” x 7-...

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Small Projects #9: Purpleheart Burial Flag Box

01-28-2020 12:28 AM by Madmark2 | 5 comments »

A veteran friend of mine, Bert, recently passed and I’m making a flag box for his burial flag out of purpleheart. While appearing simple to make, computing the dimensions from just the 17-1/2” side of the folded flag is a challenge. You have to take into account the diagonal lengths (the length of a 45° miter on 3/4” stock is 1-1/16”) The neat thing is that the three pieces:Pieces mitered, rabbeted and grooved. When stood together the pieces hold their form on th...

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The Box-From-A-Block Jig

02-04-2019 07:16 AM by Matt Snyder | 6 comments »

This is a jig I made that allows me to make a small box from any size block of wood (within reason). The appropriately sized frame pieces mount to the walnut sliders and the whole jig mounts to my router table. I was able to route out 13 blocks in less than 20 minutes. I decided to use the live edge slab from chainsaw milling the walnut I used for the sliders. That scrap slab had some cool spalting in it. Here’s a YouTube video of the build. I hope you enjo...

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