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How to Level, crown, and dress your frets.

05-14-2018 05:01 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

Made a tutorial on leveling, crowning, and dressing the frets on the Mandola fretboard… https://youtu.be/WtE0NppuJCc

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DIY Jigs / How-to Woodworking #5: Magnetic Japanese Handsaw Guide

05-12-2018 06:42 PM by Humus Workshop | 6 comments »

Hi there! The nature of the project is so simple that I do not even need to upload so many photos, with just one is enough. The results, to be concise, is that this little jig has been very simple to do it and very effective at the same time. As a detail I can mention that I have covered the corners with a 1 mm acrylic sheet, this makes the blade does not touch directly the magnets to does not loose the alignment. In the following video you can watch my step by step to do it: https:...

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Tuning Up (Kind of Restoring) A Stanley Hand Plane

05-10-2018 12:48 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I picked up this old no. 4 hand plane recently and thought I would show how I tune up an old plane and get it ready for use in my shop. I know there are a lot of different methods and ways to restore a plane so I thought I would share how I do it. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV0DfQRPxIs

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Spring Style Salad Tongs Cut From One Board

04-25-2018 01:52 AM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

These are a great gift or a cool item to sell at a craft fair. This project reminds me of the Woodwright’s folding book stand only easier to make. Thanks for watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzux4dtnJOE

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Wood Defect and Damage Repair #1: Using Epoxy Putty for Defect Repair

04-23-2018 02:04 AM by Rich | 10 comments »

When replying to posts about repairing defects or other voids in wood, I often suggest using epoxy putty. The problem with that is that unless someone has used epoxy putty before, it can seem intimidating. It’s really very simple to use, and once you play around with it a little, you’ll find yourself using it more and more. It’s also very durable and can stand up to wear and moisture. Epoxy putty comes in a stick and is made up of two parts, as shown below. Think of i...

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Fretting, Binding, and Glue up of the fretboard.

04-23-2018 12:42 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Build update on the mandola… Added the Binding, frets, and dot markers. to finish this video with the glue up of the fretboard on the instrument. https://youtu.be/xr6TVdj_SwY

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Wood hinges, Incra HingeCrafter

04-17-2018 12:11 AM by MrLaughingbrook | 4 comments »

I bought the HingeCrafter and did one practice set of hinges following the directions as closely as possible. All seemed to go well and indicate I could get better with practice. So, when I decided on wood hinges for my current project then I thought I’d make a wood hinge inventory using current project stock plus some exotics scraps to improve my skills and not have to relearn and practice with the jig for a while. 3/8 inch hinges. A few comments may help someone on a similar eff...

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How to replace & upgrade to a Carbon fiber truss rod.

04-09-2018 10:04 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

I just upgraded the Mandola to a Carbon fiber truss rod! Check it out… https://youtu.be/YJ2A-siNn4g

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Shop Notes #16: Milling Around

04-07-2018 04:59 PM by Steve | 4 comments »

For Christmas last year, I received an Alaskan Lumber Mill from my wife. I think she gave it to me as a form of self-defense; over the past couple of years, the neighbors have identified me as they guy to call when a tree falls and they need help hauling it away. I’ve accumulated a stash of California live oak, avocado and juniper (cedar). There are not a lot of lumber mills in my area, and those we have charge more to cut logs into lumber than the resulting boards are worth, especia...

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Shop stuff #121: Bent lamination guitar stand in Walnut and Ash Pt 3

04-07-2018 02:56 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Well, I got it all done. A little longer video, but I wanted to get to the end of it with this one while I was editing. Man, you wouldn’t believe the hours of footage NOT shown….lol. Anyway, the build was a fun one and I tried a couple of things I have never done before. My son in law likes his present and has his guitar on it now. Of course, mine got first ride because I had to video it in action. All in all, I like how it came out. Pretty close to what I had in my head, w...

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