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Antique 3/4 HP motor restoration

04-15-2017 04:41 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I found a couple motors at a local yard sale and cleaned them up and got them running. The big one is 3/4 hp with 3450 rpm. I was originally going to use it for a disc sander, but got lucky this morning and found a 3/4 hp x 1725rpm motor which is more suitable. Check out the video and subscribe.

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Restore Those Rasps and Files

04-08-2017 12:49 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

You can find rasps and files very cheap. Usually they are rusty and dull. With a bit of time and some acid you can easily restore those files and rasps. After that, make some very comfortable handles. Check out the video here and hit that subscribe button.

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #5: An Adventure with the Bridge Plate!

04-07-2017 02:29 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

If you prefer not to read the video is herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwLDBA1nQIo So we are now at the most annoying part of this entire restoration and that’s the bridge plate. Here’s a picture so you can get an idea of what and where the bridge plate is. It’s the small overlaid piece of wood A guitar’s bridge plate does quite a few very important jobs for the guitar. To make it simple, the pull of the strings on the top of the guitar is quite intens...

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Restore a Backsaw

04-05-2017 04:38 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I had the chance to restore a backsaw recently. It was a night and day difference after I was done. Hit that subscribe button for almost daily woodworking videos. Here is the video on YT.

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #3: Removing the Fretboard and Neck

03-06-2017 04:45 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

Video is here if you prefer not to read http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lZ1XroRf8o&feature=youtu.be Part 3 of this series is a simple prospect of removing the fret/fingerboard (they’re different names for the same thing) as well as the neck. The traditional joint for a guitar neck to be attached is a dovetail, this one was no exception however it was extremely poor in it’s execution (not surprising considering the number of these they made and the budget they were mad...

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #2: Removing the Back

02-27-2017 02:39 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 3 comments »

Video entry is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3G8GxAHNmY The first step on this long project is to remove the back of the guitar. The reason we are doing this is two fold, there is a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done to both the back, sides, and top of the guitar. If we were to try to do the level of work that is required through the soundhole we would be far too tedious and would end up with a poorer result. Removing the back allows me extremely easy access to all ...

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #1: Introduction

02-20-2017 10:52 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 3 comments »

Video is here: https://youtu.be/QnD6qkNlodc My day job is as a stringed instrument repair “tech” (I don’t really like that word, I just refer to it as fine woodworking) and I like to continue my work at home. This guitar is something that my wife bought for me as a christmas gift last year for a little bit. I was thrilled since it had had no previous “pro” repair jobs done to it which means that my job is still going to be challenging but it will be MUCH ea...

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Restoring a MASSIVE Underhill Gouge #2: Handle Making/Completion

02-17-2017 03:36 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 2 comments »

If you prefer not to read, the video is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aegPxohhUqY The handle for this beast was something that took a long time. I don’t have a lathe so carving the handle via axe, knife, and spokeshave was the only option I had. The handle design was inspired from the handles I had seen on framing slicks. The overall length of this now with the handle is 34” I haven’t weighed it but I suspect it’s in the neighborhood of 4-5 pounds. Ash wa...

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Restoring a MASSIVE Underhill Gouge #1: Rust Removal/Cleanup

02-02-2017 04:32 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 7 comments »

If you prefer not to read, the youtube video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT5ArQLTQS8 I came into possession of this chisel via the wonder that is Ebay, you just never know what cool thing you might find. I had wanted something that would let me add some texture to large pieces like coffee table tops and/or wood carvings and such. I came across this one and immediately thought it was very interesting. And indeed it was, Underhill the maker of it seemed to go out of bus...

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Restore a Plow Plane

01-18-2017 11:27 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have had a plow plane for a while now. It has collected dust over the year and now that I’m really pushing to more hand tool work I see the perfect opportunity to start using it. I even have an upcoming project that I want to use it on. Check out how to restore a plow plane and subscribe to my channel for more woodworking, including an upcoming bookshelf build and handplane case build.

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