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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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It's not about the tool ...

04-04-2017 01:52 PM by Woodbutchery | 6 comments »

It’s about the practice. Saw a video this morning emphasizing this, someone doing very nice calligraphy with a crayon marker. It is an excellent reminder that craftsmanship is about something other than collecting the finest tools. I’ve been a musician, of one sort or another, for most of my life. While I occasionally get paid gigs, this is another hobby for me, and I’m driven to find ways of playing better, learning new tunes and songs, and then learning how to master...

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Drilling metal parts for bed rail and center beam #1: up to now

04-03-2017 08:25 PM by MrLaughingbrook | 1 comment »

First time blogging… But, the activity I’m on now seems like a good topic. I’m building two beds. I need to join angle irons to wood for bed rails and center beam re-enforcement. I need to join angle iron to angle iron to form a T beam. Now, I’ve drilled into metal more than a few times… Often I’m disappointed with the results. Knowing that the inside of the bed rails will not be on display, I decided to use it as a learning opportunity and for sk...

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Daves Workshop #11: Cord Custting Project, and basic skill builders.

04-03-2017 03:27 AM by dbhost | 2 comments »

Not a lot of woodowrking, but at least I am on top of the table saw and workbench… Gathering the stuff together for a full on structured wiring project and cord cutting. We are going to full streaming and over the air television. For what it’s worth, all I am lacking is the F type coaxial keystones that are on a slow boat from Monoprice. But at least I have whatt I need to get started… View on YouTube And for those that aren’t familiar with the how…. Here ...

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Woodworkers in NE Ohio #11: We have over 500 members now...!!!

03-31-2017 06:54 AM by DrDrewInOhio | 0 comments »

If you are in or near NE Ohio, come out of the virtual world and join us! We are a Woodworking MeetUp Group that is dedicated to promoting the Art of woodworking… by teaching and learning from other members. Search for Woodworking Groups on MeetUp.com… and see what we do. Or go here: https://www.meetup.com/NE-Ohio-Woodworking-Meetup/ NE Ohio Woodworking Meetup Group Coming up: Miter Saw Dust Collection EnclosureWe did the Design Session a couple of weeks ago ad the Build and T...

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Shop stuff #86: 1964 Harmony Rocket pt 2

03-29-2017 01:26 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

We finally get the old girl all cleaned up and rockin’ View on YouTube

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Octave Mandolin #9: Tuning the Backboard of the Octave Mandolin

03-28-2017 03:09 AM by Gbluee | 1 comment »

After a bit of a pause I finally was able to get back to this build… It feels really good!Watch the video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNJfder-emQ

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Fixing Warp in Plywood

03-26-2017 04:36 PM by ConrailDon | 2 comments »

Hi Everyone, this is my first post. I hope to tap a good knowledge base here.I am trying to build some table leafs (hope i used the correct word). They need to be 1.075 thick. My thought was to glue up some 3/4 birch Ply with some 1/4”. I struggled to find some really flat 3/4” stock, so I glued up the first panel on my workbench. My workbench is 3/4” particle board and very flat. Anyway the 3/4” stock had about a 1/16” bow in a 4 foot length. I glued this up...

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Hand planes #4: Stanley SW no 5 Antique Mall resto

03-22-2017 03:08 PM by Mike54Ohio | 1 comment »

Finally got around to attacking the restoration on the SW no 5 I picked up at the antique mall last month. The biggest issue was that the tote was broken at the horn and I had never attempted a repair on that type of damage before. I only had to give $11 for the plane when I scored it – the blade and cap iron etc were pretty rusty. Before pics: I threw all the small stuff into evaporust for clean-up and decided to try something different on the plane sole for rust rem...

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Whittlin' #1: Learning about whittlin' from the BSA

03-21-2017 10:24 PM by Questtut | 0 comments »

This past weekend, i was overjoyed to be able to attend the BSA’S University of Scouting, in NY. One of the classes I chose to take is something that just seemed to fit my personality, Whittlin’ Wood- Don’t Cut Corners given by a good friend, and fellow council member from my pack. It was a great course on how to teach the skill to scouts, safety, and general information on how to perform as an instructor. I very much enjoyed taking the class, as I have never tried my hand...

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