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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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Broken Spindles - how to repair them

04-10-2020 09:22 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I thought I’d share some lessons on how to repair chair spindles on the back for a Windsor chair. There are some unique techniques to do this, not to mention matching the stain and the finish. I hope you enjoy the video Link to video—>

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Slant Top Desk Build - French Feet

04-07-2020 09:01 PM by MPython | 4 comments »

I’ve been working on a slant top desk for a while now. It was inspired by an antique walnut slant top desk my college landlady owned that had belonged to her grandfather when he was president of my college in Kentucky. I fell in love with the desk over 50 years ago and have dreamed of owning a similar one all these years. I finally decided to build it. The hang up for me, aside from it being a very substantial woodworking project, is the fact that it has French feet. We own a Kentucky f...

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Building a Benchtop Shave Horse

04-04-2020 01:45 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Last weekend I shared a video on making a spokeshave holder. This weekend, you can see my shave horse build. I have a small workshop, so I use a benchtop shave horse that works just as well as a traditional shave horse, but it doesn’t take up a lot of space in the shop. YouTube video – Plans are available at

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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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Shop Cabinet build #11: We have hinges!

04-02-2020 04:00 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Got to the point I just had to get out of the house..can only stay cooped up so long. So, mail a box out, then head to Lowes for a bit…even had the van’s window down a bit….enjoyed the fresh air, as it were…. Anyway, bought 2 hinges. 30” long. With TINY screws…We have ways… Had some 1” screws I could add in, about every 4th screw. Had the driver for the screws, another with a VIX bit… Needed a way to set the doors open, while...

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Small Projects #22: *4* Black Limba Dugouts *4*

04-01-2020 10:39 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

For those following this blog you know I have a Smoke Shop for a client. Last time I was there she asked if I could make a dugout with a sliding, not rotating, lid. I told her I’d give it a shot and here are the results. I just recently bought some 2×2x12 wood turning blanks and one that I bought on a flyer was black limba, a wood I’ve never used. Turns out it’s very light and soft and not at all suitable for pipe making. However it is just right for dugout making. ...

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Spokeshave and Draw Knife Holder for Tool Cabinet

03-28-2020 07:06 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I’m starting to make the tool holders in my new tool cabinet. I made a video showing how I laid out the spokeshave and draw knife holder. It was a balance of function and making it look nice for displaying my tools. If you have questions, feel free to add a comment and I’ll respond to you. What do you think?

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Mandocello build series #18: Gibson style Mandocello Full build

02-29-2020 01:34 AM by Tomy Hovington | 3 comments »

over a year ago I started my florentine style Mandocello based on prints that I’ve presonnaly made. so to be accurate I’ve started this build when I started gathering information about this instrument, size, dimentions, scale length, pro and cons etc… so in reality, I’ve been working on this baby for over 4 years. well last week I’ve finally did the final setup and call it a wrap. I’ve just finished the editing on the full build and i’m happy to sh...

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