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Wood Species #1: Why your drawer sometimes sticks

06-24-2017 06:40 PM by CalOrgill | 1 comment »

When I was in high school I build a night stand that had wood drawer guides. The drawer box almost touched the face frame. Well that summer I went to go open my new drawer that I bought that school year.. and it didn’t open. I always kinda wondered about that but now I have an answer. It’s because it expanded because of moisture. Conversely, when dry wood is exposed to water (like being outside or in a damp basement), it can “drink” up the water and re-expand.So moisture (or...

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My Favorite Way to Get Perfect Miter Joints

06-16-2017 04:47 PM by CharlieK | 4 comments »

View on YouTube If the video doesn’t work then try this link I’m sure many of you already know this trick, but is works so well that I made a video anyway! Let me know what you think. Thanks!Charlie

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2013 Epiphone ES 339

06-15-2017 07:34 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have had this footage for a while now. I finally got around to editing it today. A stunning Epiphone ES 339 which is a smaller bodied ES 335. Just a beautiful guitar in for a set up and a little bit of adjustment. Although pretty new, I have found that the guitars that need a set up the most are the ones that are just bought. Most retail stores do not take the time to look them over. They just take them out of the box and put them on the wall. View on YouTube

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How to Make a Hammer Handle

06-12-2017 01:26 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 3 comments »

View on YouTube So hammers are something that we all use and quite frankly there’s as many different ones as there are people in the world. There’s a hammer for every job, and there’s a gorilla somewhere that knows how to use it. To keep it practical, hammers/handles are purely individual taste. I’m not a big fan of overthinking things like thickness/shape/curve/popularityontheinternet. There’s no wrong way to do it but there are ways that work better than o...

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Shop stuff #94: Preparing bone for guitar nut and saddle blanks

05-22-2017 08:15 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I checked a whole bunch of how to’s online and the process is not difficult. Just time consuming. Mostly waiting. Now I have a bunch of stock to make saddles and nuts from for guitars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVSNnA9rY1o

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Sauce's adventures in woodworking #1: I may make 1000 dovetail joints in my lifetime

05-21-2017 06:43 AM by SauceMan | 3 comments »

...but even if I make 1000 or 1000000 joints, this will always be my first one. Made out of a couple of scraps of pine. Soft woods make for interesting chisel work across the grain. It’s not great, but it holds pretty tightly. I wonder if some wood glue will seal up a few of those gaps if the wood expands a little. I’ll find out tomorrow when I glue it up. In case you were wondering about that missing corner on the far end of the joint… I marked the wood wrong i...

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Workshop ideas that failed #2: A week of Learning from mistakes

05-15-2017 08:41 PM by oldguy2 | 5 comments »

And how many projects break in one week? I am up to three. The dog ramp had been ok ( that’s not the dog opinion of course ) but as things worsened the old dog needed it more so the lever action of the support leg just ripped away and down went the dog and the boards. Lucky it was at home and no injury. My design hmmm. Now just a small rubbermaid step and she does great. I had to lead her up the ramp anyways. The trash can lid was next and made from 2×2 was not h...

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How to Make a Handy little Scribe

05-11-2017 02:04 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube One of things I absolutely hate to do in my work is to waste anything. Even if it only costs 2$ to purchase the materials I feel as though throwing away something that can be repurposed is like throwing that 2$ in the trash. To a certain extent there are things that need to be tossed, but when you can make something like a tool then I think it’s worth the while to take the time to make something useful out of that waste. Thus we have this little tool. I had wante...

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A Look at a Mini Kanna

05-04-2017 03:19 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

I have very few tools. In keeping with my living space but also in keeping with my belief that skills should surpass the tools that are used. In my mind it makes more sense to be able to make your own tools. So I was attracted to the Japanese thoughts of minimalism in both their tools and their methods. A mini kanna was something I’ve wanted for quite a while. it’s difficult to find one that is high quality new in the US (online or otherwise), but I found a maker (in Japan) tha...

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Octave Mandolin #10: Octave Mandolin Backboard glue up

04-29-2017 05:44 AM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

The Octave mandolin is taking shape and this video will take you through the steps needed to glue up the freshly completed Backboard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFqMVRwiYIk

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