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More Crossbody Purses

When I haven’t been making H2O 2GO slings, I’ve been making purses. I have three to show you that are made using the On a Break Crossbody pattern by Sincerely Jen. Until recently, this was the purse that I carried … Continue reading

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The Next Files

Two weeks ago I showed you some of the file handles Jay made. What happens when you have slightly larger files that don’t have handles? You make larger handles. This is a good project for some of those little scraps … Continue reading

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Project Linus Blanket #44

Project Linus Blanket #44 “Frozen Lake” This is my latest blanket for Project Linus. I used Creative Grandma’s pattern Winter in the Woods. After I saw this pattern on YouTube I wanted to give it a try. It was a … Continue reading

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Getting a Handle on a File

I knew it had been a while, but I didn’t realize it had been two months since I’d last posted. You probably thought that we disappeared! Perhaps we had to join the Witness Protection Program. Or maybe we’d won the … Continue reading

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More H2O 2GO Slings!

You might remember that a few months ago I made Jay’s mom a H2O 2GO sling for her birthday. She uses it a lot and loves it. This year our church is asking parishioners to donate hand crafted items to … Continue reading

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No More Carpet!

This past weekend we celebrated Memorial Day in the United States. Most people plan picnics, family gatherings and other fun things. What do I do? I plan projects. Most of the time it involves my flower beds, but this year … Continue reading

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Cat Purses!!

Be honest… who hasn’t wanted a purse with cats on it?? Well, I made a couple. On A Break Crossbody bag by Sincerely Jen Patterns This is the pattern that I used to make my own purse last year. I … Continue reading

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Chea-Pass Collet Chuck

Jay needed a collet chuck for his lathe. The problem? He couldn’t get the Finance Director to sign off on his requistion for a new one. His wife is mean like that. The other problem was that the commercially available … Continue reading

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Project Linus Blanket #42

Project Linus Blanket #42: “Time Out” I was only a third of the way through this blanket when I had to put it in time out. Not that it had misbehaved, but my wrist was NOT having it any more. … Continue reading

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Machining: A Tool Post Holder

I knew something was up when Jay was watching This Old Tony’s video about making Quick Change Tool Holders. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching This Old Tony’s videos. However, the fact that he specifically chose this video meant … Continue reading

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