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A shop made jig for making face frames with the JessEm 08350 doweling jig

05-25-2017 10:58 PM by Rich | 0 comments »

I was just going to post a few pictures of the jig with the JessEm mounted in it, but since it’s not really intuitive how it’s used, I thought a story through pictures would help. This blog entry will basically be photos with captions that briefly describe what’s being shown. Starting with a brief overview of the JessEm jig. It is unique in that it references from the face of the board, and can be set back from 1/4” to 3-1/2”. It indexes using a dowel pin i...

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DIY Gripper Pusher

03-04-2017 02:29 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 3 comments »

Hello Guys, Sorry, but due to potential patent infringement and damage to the Microjig’s sales, I removed all of the PDF plan files (as advised by my fellow lumberjockers). Here are two short video on how I made my clone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hFoFq-69uM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Ow9GhgB_o Finally, another simplified Gripper I made from plexiglass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De51MrQxHso Happy Woodworking! Michael

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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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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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Shopmade Luthier 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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