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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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Sashimono #1: Japanese Sashimono Box - Traditional Furniture Maker

04-05-2018 11:51 PM by Jerry | 23 comments »

So, for all my box making buddies out there, I thought this video I just found today would really speak to you, especially the hand tool purists. This Japanese woodworker steps you through his build from beginning to end, and it’s a fascinating look into some really interesting techniques and some amazing hand tool woodworking skill. Enjoy! View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #120: Bent lamination guitar stand in Walnut and Ash Pt 2

03-29-2018 10:46 PM by JimDaddyO | 4 comments »

Starting to tackle the base of the guitar stand. The piece of walnut came from the firewood pile. This is a recurring role for this piece as it is the one I used in the video checking out the 6” Bosch 1250 DEVS sander. But since you’re subscribed, you know that, right?...lol. View on YouTube

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Tool Restoration - Hand Planes #1: Sargent Hercules No3

03-21-2018 10:27 PM by Straust | 4 comments »

So since there were some questions on how I got from point A to point B on my restoration of the Type 19 No5 Stanley Bailey I took a few more pictures though I will have to better next time as I got a bit lazy. So here are the before pictures as you can see the tote is broken and the knob is damaged a bit as well. There is quite a bit of rust but the body’s paint was in good shape so I decided to keep it. Here is a picture of my setup for this restoration. This time I put ...

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Bargain carving class with Lonnie Bird:

03-21-2018 06:45 AM by BenR | 1 comment »

Greetings all,This is not a blog, so sorry for hijacking the space, but I wanted to put this in a visible space. BARGAIN CARVING CLASS WITH LONNIE BIRD OFFERED FOR SALE: Unfortunately, I have to sell my spot in Lonnie Bird’s carving class coming up next month. It runs from April 16th through the 20th. I have a new job that started 2 weeks ago and I cannot take time off so soon. The cost for the class is $ 995.00, and I am selling it for 1/2 price ($ 500.00). There is a carving to...

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Shaker Style Table

03-20-2018 12:58 AM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

I made this tapered leg table to have a place to work, study and edit. The top is made of Sapele and the base is maple finished with milk paint. It was a fun project using a variety of machines and hand tools. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNId8i-sS3o

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Octave Mandolin #20: Custom Octave Mandolin

03-15-2018 03:10 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

This project was commissioned and was quite the undertaking. My customer wanted a Octave Mandolin with a archtop and flat backboard. Since there was no blueprints to make such an instrument I had to do research, compile information and sketch my own drawing to even start the project. This build stretch over a year and a bit and was just completed.The wood used in this project is AAA quilted Maple back sides and neck, Engelmann AAA Spruce top, ebony fretboard, binding, and peghead veneer. Maho...

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Binding and Abalone inlay of a F-Style Peghead

03-09-2018 11:24 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Latest video is up! Inlay and Binding of the Peghead! Check out the video!!! https://youtu.be/mC5h8qhqNQY

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Woodworking Mallet (Carver's Mallet)

03-02-2018 10:23 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I made these hand made woodworking mallets (Carver’s Mallet) from some leftover maple I cleaned up, laminated, then turned on the lathe. This is a great project for when you only have an hour or two to spend in the wood shop. Nothing better than making my own tools. Thanks for watching! https://youtu.be/dZAOw_frfcI

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Shop stuff #117: Hanging an axe head

02-25-2018 02:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Good axe handles are getting harder to find. I don’t think it is a shortage of wood or anything like that. I think the manufacturers are just caring less, and most of them are newer companies. I have had my little Swedish axe for a long time and the handle finally gave out. This is how I got a handy tool back into service. View on YouTube

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