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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 | 1 comment »

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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BOULLE MARQUETRY WITH BRASS, PEWTER AND FAUX TORTOISE SHELL - a beginners approach #3: Preparing the marquetry panels for gluing down, and sanding the panels ready for engraving.

04-14-2017 12:59 PM by madburg | 4 comments »

Probably the best of the color combinations. A Premier Partie with a back ground of black and faux tortoise shell. PREPARING THE MAREQUETRY PANELS FOR GLUING ONTO THE SUBSTRATE I had already decide to use epoxy glue for my assembly – but more on this later ………. With the marquetry ‘jigsaws’ assembled on the gummed paper I used a black pigmented epoxy to fill the visible saw kerfs in the design. Traditionally, crushed charcoal mixed with shellac was used. I applied my pigmented epo...

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Drilling metal parts for bed rail and center beam #2: Thirty marks

04-07-2017 10:16 PM by MrLaughingbrook | 0 comments »

Today I made the last of the thirty marks needed on the center beams. Objective 1: mark for joining the two angle irons together to form a T with a centered series of equally spaced 6-32×1/4” flat screws.Objective 2: mark for joining center T beam to wood cap. I’m very happy with my learnings and results, so thought I’d share. With advice from others, thanks theart, Gil, and the internet I put together this kit and procedure. 1. Calculate fastener interval as lengt...

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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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