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Project by mafe posted 11-04-2012 05:52 PM 2640 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plumb bob pocket mushroom
MaFe tired of tangled string.

Here is a little fast and easy project for those of you with a lathe.
I was so tired of tangled string when using my plumb bob so I came up with this little solution.

As often before a piece of trash… a cut off from an old table leg is the material.

Pictures:
1. Soon tangled string…
2. Naaaaa, the plumb bob is put into the mushroom.
3. Like so.
4. Plumb and string.
5. Inside.
6. And rolled up, ready to put into the pocket.

I have not been around LJ so much lately, life has been way too busy, but I soon have wonderful news to share here.

I hope this could be to some inspiration.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 06:02 PM

Glad to hear that you have both happy and busy, and will wait, almost patiently for the good news. That is
a very good and practical solution. My plumb bob is presently laying on a shelf with the string hanging down
in loops, this is a much more elegant and compact idea, plus it gives me an excuse to play on the lathe .
Thank you once again for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 06:27 PM

Nice, useful and clever project, Mads. I like the color and shape of the mushroom. Can’t wait to see you back on the woodworking business! You’re still great inspiration.

All the best my friend,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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patron

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 07:03 PM

genius mads

i like very much

the centering
and square hash marks
make for easy spotting

great and useful

love to you all

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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littlecope

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 07:19 PM

Nice Solution Mads!
I’m anxiously awaiting your News… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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kiefer

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 07:31 PM

Like it
Nice and tidy to roll up.
Have to make one for my travel tool box .
I hope more like this to come .
Stay safe and healthy .

-- Kiefer 松

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Sodabowski

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 07:32 PM

What the guys above already said :) Glad to see you posting something new and useful! =)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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ksSlim

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 08:38 PM

I’ve followed your blogs for some time.
As usual, a simple, elegant solution to a challenge.

Well done! we’re awaiting the news. ! ???

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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lew

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#8 posted 11-04-2012 08:58 PM

Cool idea, Mads!
Upcoming marriage?!?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jason

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#9 posted 11-04-2012 10:58 PM

Another creative, functional masterpiece Mads!

I’m anxious to hear of your good news. Best wishes!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#10 posted 11-04-2012 11:19 PM

Very well done,Mads! Good to hear back from you again.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Roger

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#11 posted 11-04-2012 11:38 PM

Nice mushroombob….. maybe some newly plumbed walls for a shop???? hummmmmm.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 11-04-2012 11:42 PM

Nice work, great idea.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Brit

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#13 posted 11-04-2012 11:56 PM

I always knew you were a fun guy to be with Mads, now you’re making mushrooms. A very tactile and useful solution to an age old problem. Can’t wait for the news my friend. I won’t be able to sleep now. :o)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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peteg

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#14 posted 11-05-2012 12:09 AM

You’re a bit of a teaser mads :)) (watch this space :)
This is a very usefull idea indeed, always the master of simplicity
go well friend
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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shipwright

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#15 posted 11-05-2012 12:32 AM

Sweet and simple Mads, just like everything should be.
Good to hear from you my friend.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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