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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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Shop stuff #90: Spring maintenance

04-26-2017 01:09 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I gotta take a pause on the tool chest build because…well….spring! I wanted to get this out as it is seasonally appropriate. Winter is over and it’s time to get ready for the warmer weather and undo some of the things that go with winter. A whole slew of handy tips and things that will make life just a little easier. I gotta say, this is pretty much my favourite time of the year. View on YouTube

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Venues #2: Video Interview with local reporter

04-24-2017 07:27 PM by Jerry | 37 comments »

As mentioned in my previous post, I had an interview with a local reporter, here’s the video, and for those of you wondering what I really look like now as opposed to my profile picture that was taken 33 years ago, here’s the sad truth. I forgot to mention earlier when I first posted this that all of the music playing in the background was done by me. View on YouTube

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To Give is better than to Receive

04-24-2017 01:53 PM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

My little cousin is getting married this year so my aunt asked if i could make her a blanket/storage/keepsake chest. This was my very first blanket chest/storage chest build but of course i wouldn’t turn down the opportunity!(quick side note, So i do about 90% of my work with hand tools only, i do all the milling and and joinery and basically everything other than long board rips, then i use a table saw…just thought this was important for you to know in this part of the story) So yeah…normal...

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NETWORK AND EXPAND! #1: NETWORKING IN OUR COMMUNITY*MUST READ*

04-24-2017 11:43 AM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

Hey guys i just thought I’d talk about the importance of networking with each other in the woodworking/maker community. Social media is a HUGE platform to show your work and meet other woodworkers all over the world( i think we all know this) but i just wanted to share my usernames for my platforms in hopes you guys could give me a follow and ill return the favor. Its all about growth and i have a dream of making this my way of living and you wouldn’t know how much it would help m...

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