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Easy DIY Mirror Frame

05-25-2017 12:12 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Our mirror was very plain and boring to look at. It also looks makes the entire room look bland. Framing in the mirror really spruced up the room and was a very simple and quick project. Check out how I did this weekend project. Stop by my channel and subscribe for more content.

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #22: Rotary File/Hole Chamfer tool

05-23-2017 12:16 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

In looking around for the best buys on the tools I actually have to buy versus make to repair bowed string insytruments, I encountered a tool that I haven’t missed having—yet. Seeing that it’s looks like a counter sink bit on a handle, I made one. The handle is a turned spindle that I saved from a piece of furniture for just such a use. I just had to shorten it and drill a hole in one end to accept the counter sink bit on one end. I glued it in with epoxy and...

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How to Make a Handy little Scribe

05-11-2017 02:04 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube One of things I absolutely hate to do in my work is to waste anything. Even if it only costs 2$ to purchase the materials I feel as though throwing away something that can be repurposed is like throwing that 2$ in the trash. To a certain extent there are things that need to be tossed, but when you can make something like a tool then I think it’s worth the while to take the time to make something useful out of that waste. Thus we have this little tool. I had wante...

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Three Legged Stool

05-06-2017 10:42 AM by ShaunMeighan | 1 comment »

Hi again folks, this time the project I have for you is a small three legged stool inspired by the works of Paul Sellers and Nick Offerman. Enjoy! View on YouTube

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #20: Neck Clamps for Violin, Cello, etc...

04-03-2017 05:09 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

There are at least two instruments in the shop that need necks reattached. I was shown how to do this when the entire neck is detached, but two cellos are broken at the joint and the method shown me might not work so well. Google to the rescue! I found photos of commercially available models, selling for multiple tens of dollars, and decided I could make my own. I used some of the mahogany at my disposal, some 3/8 in. threaded rod, and some sheet cork I was given a few years ago. ...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #19: Small size sound post setter

03-27-2017 08:02 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I already own two violin size sound post setting tools which I purchased online. The other day I was setting a sound post in a less than full size instrument and I got the feeling I was stretching the limits of the tool. I got the post set successfully, but it entered my mind that a smaller tool might be handy for if I should have to work on a 1/4 size violin or smaller someday. So today I went down into my woodshop, took a piece of 1/4 iinch flat brass and went to work with the grinde...

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DIY Wood Garbage Shovel

02-20-2017 12:33 AM by heldercruz100 | 0 comments »

View on YouTube This was my first woodworking project and my first channel video. I decided to make a shovel with some leftovers of wood I had laying around my garage, its useful at the end of the day when the floor gets covered on flakes and dust.

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #18: Violin bridge jigs

02-07-2017 08:09 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

It stands to reason that if I need bridge jigs for a cello, [link 1] [link 2] I’ll need bridge jigs for a violin as well. I made these out of some scrap wood. The bridge fitting jig (on the right above) was made from oak. The string jack/lifter is from poplar. I made the blank for it at the time I made the blank for the cello string lifter. Brass hardware gives a tiny touch of class to jigs which are very utilitarian. I finished the string lifter with golden oak stain and th...

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Make a Bowl Gouge #1: Forming and Heat Treating

01-29-2017 08:35 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I have decided to see if I could make a bowl gouge for a very cheap price instead of buying one. So far it is going well with forming the main portion and then heat treating the metal. Subscribe for more woodworking videos.

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #17: String jack or lifter for cello

01-23-2017 09:36 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

This is a device that lifts the strings off of the bridge of a musical instrument so that the bridge can be removed during the fitting/adjustment process. I think i first saw one of these in a video on YouTube. After looking it up, I decided it was definitely something I could make. It’s basically a thick bridge, this one is for a 3/4 cello, which has a top piece which lifts with the assistance of a screw. The top piece runs on guides. The commercial products run in slides on the si...

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