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Shopmade Lutherie Tools #11: Get a grip on your bow!

01-05-2017 08:05 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

See more photos on my project page [link] A bow vise is used to hold a violin bow while replacing the horse hair that vibrates the strings. I started by looking up such a thing and finding photos of (mostly) the commercially available models. Then I printed out a few screen shots for the details. I didn’t absolutely duplicate the commercial model, but I got something that will work. The wood is oak throughout. A few bibs and bobs of the hardware will be replaced with brass once I ge...

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Super Gripper Pusher Simplified

12-26-2016 02:20 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 1 comment »

Hi Guys, Today I wanted to present you with the simplified version of a Gripper I made earlier I used plexiglass for the frame because it is strong, light and less bulky than plywood The rest of the Gripper is made of Baltic birch plywood I used the sticky anti-skid strips for the legs (homedepot)And made a simple eccentric wheel to act as a balancing plate on the original grr-ripper You can see the details and dimensions in this 3.5 min video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D...

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Videos by HuckD #24: Drawers made with Dowels using the Jessem 8350 Dowel Jig

12-19-2016 10:57 PM by HuckD | 1 comment »

View the video HERE. !

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3-in-1 baby bed #4: Building the railing - and a new jig

12-04-2016 06:15 PM by JSOvens | 2 comments »

I felt like it was time to actually build something for this project. I started with a component which I felt was relatively inconsequential. As woodworkers, we should strive to put due care and skill into every component of a build I know, but it can be prudent to try out new techniques and methods on a component which, when talking in practical terms, just isn’t as important as the rest. In this case, that component is the small rail on the toddler bed circled in the diagram below. ...

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DIY Simple Self–Centering Doweling Jig in 30 minutes

11-29-2016 04:41 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 5 comments »

Hello Colleagues, In this simple project I decided to combine to simple devices into oneIt literally takes 30 min. to make this jigHere how it worksHere is a 3 min. instructional video with the jig’s dimensions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fltq6UL8jLQ Happy Woodworking!

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Adventures in Lutherie #5: Peg reamer and peg shaver

11-18-2016 08:41 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

[Above] Always trying to do things on the cheap, made a peg hole reamer using a rat tail file. I broke most of the tang off and inserted it into a hole drilled in a piece of flat steel. I glued it together using JB Weld and it’s held up so far with no problems. To use it I drill a pilot hole at 3/16 inch and ream it out to the largest diameter on the tapered file which 1/4 inch. You have to twist the reamer in the direction that will try to force it out of the hole, otherwise it...

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Videos by HuckD #23: Self Centering Dowel Jig Tips and Tricks

11-15-2016 06:25 AM by HuckD | 0 comments »

A self centering dowel jig can produce accurate and repeatable joints. Here are a few tips and tricks for getting the most from your jig. https://youtu.be/LjNA2KvqlZE

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DIY Universal Zero Clearance Inserts for Table Saw

10-30-2016 03:32 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 8 comments »

So, the idea is simple—you make one main insert that perfectly fits your table saw with the wide dovetailed slot where the small interchangeable inserts (for all your blades/dados/different angles) slide in… Here is the video of the process (3 min.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u1xGV1NyJg Be safe and happy woodworking! Michael Makarevich

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How To Make a Pocket Hole Jig/Step Drill Bit With a Few Tools

10-18-2016 01:50 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 0 comments »

Drilling 15 degree 15/32” holes 7/8” apart. 1/2 inch from the bottom of the jig. Cutting the inserts Cleaning up a little after they were glued in Making a Step Drill Bit Some manual sharpening You can see the process in details here in this 3 min. video that has all the necessary instructions and measurements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aTqITfahVw Happy Woodworking! Michael

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DIY Corner Radius Routing Templates (made of plywood and plexiglass)

09-23-2016 01:25 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 1 comment »

Hi guys! So, I built this corner radius revolving template jig from plexiglass and plywood (picture included). It is used with a flush-trim bit on a router table to make identical corner curves. Here is a 3 min instructional clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPs93ikqanY Best, Please be safe and Happy Woodworking! Michael Makarevich

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