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Tea Bag Holder Cabinet #10: Inserts for doors

03-09-2021 03:30 PM by sras | 11 comments »

Lots of little pieces in this entry! I started with the half circles – largest one first. Since this spalted maple can be fragile I prefinished the wood. To dial in the fit I use my disc sander. But I turn the disc by hand – usually only a couple inches of travel at a time. That way I can safely place my hand close to the disc and limit how much wood gets removed. First one done. My fingernail dented the wood enough that I had to sand back most of the finis...

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One More Guitar #10: Attaching the back and cutting the fret slots

11-04-2020 12:45 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 0 comments »

The sound box is now enclosed, the neck needs finalizing, and the fret slots will be cut on the ebony fretboard. This short video shows that process. I’m making a guitar after a 44 year hiatus. The last one I made in my early 20’s.

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #10: Marking Tool Swap Fall 2018

11-10-2018 12:41 AM by Bill Berklich | 9 comments »

Still not focusing on the Tool Cabinet, I joined the LJ Fall Swap. My first one and let me tell you the guys in the swap are expert. Knowing the everyone has most of the standard marking tools I looked around the shop and my eyes landed on a set of pinch sticks. Just poplar stained with Dychem (for metalworking) and coated with Wattco. The sliders are just 3/4” square steel tube drilled and tapped. But a great starting point because I figured that most people don’t have/use...

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Completing the H5 Mandola

07-01-2018 01:08 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

There we are, the Mandola is now completely done and it’s a beauty. The finish is a mix between the Beast and The Wildfire.(Two of my most popular finish). Stunning Quilted Maple Back and sides, Abalone Inlay, Heavy Bear Claw figure on the Sitka Spruce Top. She’s gorgeous and she sounds AMAZING! Videos are up on my YT channel of this build and here is the last one where you get to see her up close… https://youtu.be/SPGdnfhaG0U

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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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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 03:24 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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New Peterbuilt truck #1: Engine

02-13-2018 07:10 PM by HotRod1 | 7 comments »

I guess I should have started this in a blog, instead of the way I did, sorry. First started the transmission out of Gabon Ebony, and added some oak accents, and the engine flywheel is out of yellow heart. Now getting an good start on the engine, front cover and exhaust manifold. Adding the air compressor, valve cover, intake, fuel filter, turbo and alternator Needed a fan and some finish on the engine.

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Japanese Inspired Picture Frame Greene&Greene / Shou Sugi Ban.

01-15-2018 10:10 PM by Tomy Hovington | 3 comments »

I worked for 22 years in the steel manufacturing sector. 11 of those years were for a trailer manufacturing company. When I left I asked them for a picture file they had of the whole crew of one of the biggest project I was involved in while working there.I decided to make a Greene&Greene mixed with Shou Sugi Ban for the finish.I also made a video of the build and it is on my You Tube Channel. I’ll leave a link to it below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFcQnPI5OqM&t=27s

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How to build a Live Edge Floating Shelf with Hand Cut Bow Tie Inlays

01-13-2018 08:06 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

For this project I take a walnut slab that has a rotten end, a ugly squared off chainsaw cut and a few large cracks, and sculpt it with some power carving, and and cut some bowtie inlays to turn it into a live edge floating shelf. I think it is some of the cooler woodworking art I have don in awhile Read about how I created it below or watch it be built A list of specialty tools I used in this build can be found on my personal blog A Recount of the Video So I had this slab of ...

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