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Guitar-building #3: Fretting the neck, routing the pocket

1243 days ago by kenstonge | 8 comments »

After three months of once-a-week woodworking, my Les Paul Jr. project is finally starting to look like a guitar. I spent the first hour of my class installing frets on the guitar’s neck, a process that involves fretwire, a fretting hammer, a few clamps, flush-trimming pliers, some CA glue and a file. The basic process is to cut the fretwire — which had been radiused to 10 inches — for each fret, leaving an extra quarter- to half-inch on either side. Cutting the fretwire Next, I c...

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TV Stand #5: Problems with the top....and the heat

1097 days ago by Angela | 10 comments »

HeatWell I haven’t written an update because it’s been too hot in my garage in So. Ca. I have a detached, 1938, garage without air condition. The heat never bothered me but as I get older it’s been getting to me. ProblemsAnother problem I’m having is with the top of the TV stand. I mentioned before that I purchased 14’ of 6/4 African mahogany rough wood. I cut the wood into 3 pieces. (4’, 4’, and 6’) Because it’s been about 100 degrees in my garage, I decided to take it to my local lumb...

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CalgaryGeoff - Shop equipment is all sold

94 days ago by CalgaryGeoff | 6 comments »

CalgaryGeoff shop closing sale not required. All tools are sold. If you are interested in lumber contact me. Wood species are numerous, Hard Maple, Walnut, Wenge, Cherry, Roasted Maple, Figured Maple, Purpleheart, Douglas Fir, Iple, Mahogany (14” width) and more. Mostly 8/4 boards, some 4/4 cherry. All lumber is rough finished.

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screwdriver #2: replacement

2695 days ago by scottb | 21 comments »

Dear Sir, We are very sorry to hear that our first generation custom made six-in-one screwdriver did not live up to your screw driving expectations of being able to drive nearly as many screws as the Titanic made Trans-Atlantic voyages. We take our product design and customer service very seriously, and have sacked everyone involved with the first product line. At considerable time and expense we have completely retooled our product line and would like to offer you a replacement fro...

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oak box #10: coat of wet finish

257 days ago by Dan'um Style | 6 comments »

Sanded this one to 150 grit and figured a good wet coat of lacquer might bring out the grain a bit. The rosewood and turquoise together for the photo. Will glue last. The turquoise is from eBay China. Fun stuff.

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My first Lazy Suzan.

1629 days ago by Lupo | 3 comments »

I am building this for a friend Over Seas. Her name is Ines so that is what this is named also. The ” Lazy Ines ”. It ought to be fun to finish. I do not have a thickness planer so it has been all Hand Planers. Also the edges are being rounded out by hand with a rasp. You really appreciate the work when you have limited tools!!!!

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Machinist Toolbox #4: Bad Weather, Kitchen Bender

1345 days ago by PurpLev | 9 comments »

It was pouring outside, and so grey, but somehow the train kept on going. I somewhat planned for this in advance, and made sure I cut all the parts in advance so that I can continue working later on on the joinery in a more flexible manner, and flexible I mean literally as the kitchen counter flexed as I chiseled away. Then again, I was able to get some progress done while being with the family and not isolated in the garage. My daughter sat next to me watching me carve the sockets out with i...

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Woodturning...a new Segmented Vase #1: Live in the shop

1525 days ago by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

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Layered epoxy inlay #9: Problem Fixed Samples Made

948 days ago by JoeyG | 6 comments »

I will start off to day with my samples, this first one is just white glitter and epoxy. It didn’t work out as well as I would have liked. You can see that the coloring is not even. I am pretty sure I mixed it well so I don’t know what caused this, but it’s not something I want in the final project. In the next sample I painted the bottom and sides of my void first, let the paint dry and then filled it with a glitter and epoxy mix. I like the way this one looks and wi...

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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #4: Joining the sides on the top

628 days ago by Kyle | 3 comments »

I don’t know if it’s a mistake or not to do it this way but, I decided to join the sides together just like I did on the sides themselves. I’m not sure this will create any kind of ultimate weakness or not but, there was enough stock in the legs to do dovetails for both of the rails.....Here’s the first cut. Tail first….......These look pretty good to me........Now to chop out some the housing for the dovetail….......chop chop chop…........Very snug f...

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