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New Shop Build #3: A solid foundation

04-26-2018 09:26 PM by Bikerdan | 3 comments »

Finally! After days of planning, waiting, questions, weather issues, more planning, and more waiting, it’s finally done! I have a foundation to build on! As you can probably tell, I’m really excited. There were a couple of changes I was able to squeeze in to the plan before the pour. I added a Ufer ground and ran conduit to an electrical cement floor box so I’ll have power ran to the middle of the room. I mostly plan on using that for my table saw and for running pow...

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New Shop Build #2: So it begins

04-12-2018 08:48 PM by Bikerdan | 6 comments »

Hey everybody! It’s been a bit since my last post. Things have been going a little slow due to weather and vacations. The last post was just to introduce the project. At that time, nothing had been done except for getting the building permit. Since then, I’ve broken ground!!! The first step is to get the foundation and floor poured. This is one of the only couple of stages that I’m going to stand back and let an expert take care of for me. I need to make sure this ...

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New Shop Build #1: In the beginning, there was nothing...

02-27-2018 06:39 PM by Bikerdan | 9 comments »

I am building a shop!!! I’m so excited to have this experience. I know it might be hard, there will be issues, it will be time consuming, but the rewards are many! I hope to put this experience in a blog format here to document my experience and hopefully help those of you with questions and that might be thinking about taking on their own project like this. In this entry, I just want to introduce myself and give a brief description of my project. I am an amateur wood worker an...

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Saw Making #7: Panel Saw from a Great Neck 26" Saw

01-24-2018 03:29 AM by AgentTwitch | 3 comments »

This installment is taking an inexpensive handsaw and turning it into a panel saw. I have wanted a Lie-Nielsen panel saw for some time (actually a pair of them in rip and cross cut configurations) to live in my non-existent tool chest that I hope to someday build. They are beautiful, and like all of Lie-Nielsen’s products, they are very well made and reasonable for the precision and warranty they offer. I have no reservations buying a quality tool like LN, I just dont have the money...

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4 String Dulcimer Build #8: All but finished

11-21-2016 01:32 PM by Dave Rutan | 7 comments »

[Above] With the whole instrument put together, it’s time to attend to a few details. First I sanded the whole thing, rounding over the sharp corners. Here I’ve used a very thin bladed back saw from my modeling tools to score the locations on the nut and bridge for the strings. These are just marks for now. The final fitting of the strings will be done last of all. FYI the two notches are supposed to be close together. It’s a dulcimer thing. [Above] On the ...

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4 String Dulcimer Build #6: Frettin' over the finger board

11-18-2016 10:03 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

[Above] With the fingerboard otherwise finished, it’s time to cut the fret slots. This is actually the most important part of the whole process as the position of each fret makes the difference between musical instrument and a nice wall hanging. I looked up 3 separate fret calculators online and they all gave me the same answers. Using milimeters and my true to life meter stick, I marked the location of each fret on the wood, starting from the nut end. [Above] I’m us...

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4 String Dulcimer Build #5: Friction Tuning Pegs

11-15-2016 09:17 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

The last time I made a dulcimer I tried to buy guitar tuning machines to put on it to tune the strings with. I was thwarted in this because the music shops, at least the brick and mortar ones near me, IE LOCAL BUSINESSES don’t sell the to ordinary folks off the street. They will happily bring your instrument in and install them and charge you for that, but they won’t just exchange money for a tuning machine. So I had to buy them off of eBay and install them on my custom made mu...

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4 String Dulcimer Build #4: Fingerboard

11-14-2016 09:55 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

After cutting a new fingerboard stick from my mahogany, I proceeded to mill it, etc. Roy Underhill stated in his video where he shows, sort of, how to make a dulcimer, that the fingerboard is the key. You can stick a fingerboard on anything and it will work, but it needs to be correct. [Above] After cutting the stick to correct size, I marked it up according to the instructions. Several things get done to the fingerboard, and I already learned how to avoid a few problems from my las...

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4 String Dulcimer Build #2: Planing and Some Fitting

11-09-2016 01:04 PM by Dave Rutan | 11 comments »

[Above] Here I am planing the pieces down to thickness, top, bottom, sides, and fingerboard. This was the nicest day of the week, so I was able to do this outside. [Above] Finally making the brace for the inside of the instrument. It’s just a piece of pine. The circular cut outs are to allow sound and air through from one part of the dulcimer to the other. The band saw and I actually got along pretty well on this part. [Above] Here you can see the sides dry fit int...

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Pallet Coffee Table Build #1: Glue Up!

11-08-2016 10:17 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Starting a pallet coffee table build. To see most recent progress search for #palletcoffeetablebuild on social media or subscribe to my YouTube Channel for the latest.

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