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Tiny Timber Frame Workshop #2: Sill tenons and floor assembly

11-05-2020 08:21 PM by Nic_Taylor | 3 comments »

Finished cutting tenons into the short sill plates. I also cut notches into the 5×7 floor joists with an axe. Finally get to assemble the base of the timber frame. video: https://youtu.be/rV7wVIkKY4o

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Blanket Chest Project #2: A very long, busy Day 2

11-05-2020 04:42 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Started out at 1100hrs…main shop time ended around 1430hrs….then a few return trips while on Laundry Detail last night…trying to remember all the stuff as I worked along…. Ok, started by hauling Plank #3 to the shop…moved the tablesaw out to where I could do a few saw cuts…needed two blanks to make the 4 long rails and 1 blank for a pair of dividers that go between them… had to work around a couple bad ends….next, set up the rip fence,...

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One More Guitar #9: Gluing on the soundboard and prepping the back.

11-01-2020 03:34 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

The braced soundboard is mounted onto the guitar sides in this video. The back is also prepped with braces, getting ready to enclose the sound chamber. The video is here or click the following window.

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Blind Dovetails? #4: Make it into a box?

10-31-2020 04:42 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, the whole point of this little project, was to learn HOW to make a “Double Lap Blind Dovetail Joint” or however you want to label it… Made a few mistakes along the way….part of the process, I guess. Each corner seemed to get better as I went merrily along…. So….maybe a few grooves to house a lid panel, and a bottom panel….had other tasks for the Stanley 45 in mind, so This old woodie will do. Was at one time part of a Tongue & G...

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Blind Dovetails? #3: Day #4

10-29-2020 03:37 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

About the same as the last two days…I skipped Day #3, because I was too tired to go to the shop….even with hand tools, sometimes brain farts will happen….better to show up all rested up….with the brain fully engaged… had the lay out line wrong…moved it forward and try again….Sawing….careful, otherwise you’ll saw too far….better just to barely nick things, then come in with the “Kerf Knife” You can see a couple spo...

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Blind Dovetails? #2: day 2...a little better

10-28-2020 04:15 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Found out a couple items….on the end of most bevel gauges, the blade ends at an angle… Which also matches the angles I use for my dovetails. I can simply leave the blade locked out straight with the handle. I can lay that blade along the rebate….and lay out the pins.. So, if I start with a half pin on each edge, and work towards the center…. I even gained another pin! Then, while using the No. 68 Dovetail saw….IF I also used the putty knife as a ke...

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One More Guitar #8: Shaping the Neck

10-28-2020 02:43 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

Here I finally take the neck I glued up in an earlier episode and shape it with drawknife, rasp and sanding. This is part 8 of the making of a guitar after a 44 year hiatus from from having made them long ago in my youth. It is as I learned it in Camden, Maine from Luthier Nikos Apallonio in the mid 70’s. The process uses only ordinary shop tools and simple homemade jigs. The video:

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Blind Dovetails? #1: back story, day one

10-27-2020 05:51 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Was just sitting around, one day, watching a bit of Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s Shop on Youtube. He had Chris Schwarz on, talking about building “Campaign Furniture” episode 1….when Chris showed how to make the corner joints used in the casework….before all the brass parts were added. Called it a Full Blind Dovetail. Wasn’t doing any projects at the moment, hmmm…maybe give those a try….would be something different to learn? ...

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One More Guitar #7: Bracing the soundboard

10-25-2020 09:42 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

All pieces of the X bracing for the soundboard are made and glued in place. Then, the braces are preliminarily carved down to rough shape.This is one more guitar after a 41 year hiatus from making them. The last one made when I was 24 years old. It uses materials purchased at that time and tools and jigs of that era. See the video here

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the broken carpenter #7: Those Legs!

10-24-2020 05:34 PM by SquintyPolock | 0 comments »

So, I have these 6×6 scraps that I salvaged from a local builder. Good legs! I cut them to approximate length and then ripped the ends on the table saw. As you can see here, my handsaw skills need some work. After some experimentation with the chisels, files, mallet, lack of finesse, disappointments, and perseverance; they came out OK. It seems that working with hardwood is easier than with pine. The pine is soft, stingy. I find that oak, for example, shave...

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