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Shop stuff #126: Fixing up my wind chimes.

06-13-2018 12:27 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

A couple of years ago my favourite set of wind chimes bit the dust. I grabbed some pressure treated fence boards I re claimed and with that, a bit of good string, a few knots and time I brought them back in a video titled “The one where I show my Ding Dong”....that’s not too much into click bait territory is it? View on YouTube

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Across the Bench from Charles #1: The beginning

06-11-2018 01:26 AM by Monte Pittman | 24 comments »

Most don’t know that I shut down everything in the Black Hills of South Dakota and moved 1650 east to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. About last Christmas I told my wife that it was time to do something else. There’s probably a dozen or more personal reasons for us leaving SD. Those are too lengthy and family stuff to get into. However, there were mainly a few professional reasons for the move that really forced the issue. The hospital where I worked for 38 years is currentl...

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How to stain figured maple with leather dye

06-09-2018 12:53 AM by Tomy Hovington | 3 comments »

Project Update .. In this video i’m showing how I use leather dye to pop the figured Maple grain…https://youtu.be/K8K3Z2WiEjA

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Shop stuff #125: Roubo build Part 1B

06-04-2018 11:10 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

The second part of a video I re edited and shortened for easier viewing. The first one, and the original long version are still on my channel. Here I do some of the rough milling on the ash slabs for my Roubo bench top. View on YouTube

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Preparing the Mandola for stains and finishing.

06-03-2018 03:43 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Progress Update! This was a lot of sanding but now the Mandola is ready for the finishing stages…https://youtu.be/iuklovlP4rk

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Voicing the Mandola

06-03-2018 03:39 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Here is a tutorial on how to voice the apertures of a string instrument…https://youtu.be/qflcCRI4LDQ

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Bottled sawdust

05-29-2018 10:02 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and girls, I just finished watching another one of those videos where the author advises the use of sawdust in the glue squeeze out to create that seamless join especially when you finish up using a zig saw instead of the zag saw… GREAT TIP! Now if you are like me, there is never enough time to finish clamping before the glue starts to set, let alone go foraging for enough sawdust to mix into the squeeze out/gaps… and sometimes I have craters. If you are a clean freak… OOPS, the s...

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Life happenings #11: A garden from landscape ties.

05-27-2018 10:58 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Happy wife, happy life. I built this garden for my wife who is just fantastic at making the yard look nice with all the flowers she plants and tends. It matches other gardens we have in the yard and is pretty easy to do. Well, except for the pounding in of the 12” spikes, which hold it together, and also from moving. I had to till a bit of one corner to get rid of the grass for the new dimensions on one corner, other than that, the old garden that was there last year was pretty clea...

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Shop stuff #124: Roubo build Part 1A

05-20-2018 07:48 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

This is a re edit of a video I did last year. The original was over 45 minutes long and I wasn’t happy with it at all. This one is only about 10 minutes and covers milling the slabs out of the tree with the chain saw…...freehand. View on YouTube

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How to Level, crown, and dress your frets.

05-14-2018 05:01 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

Made a tutorial on leveling, crowning, and dressing the frets on the Mandola fretboard… https://youtu.be/WtE0NppuJCc

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