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Box from Ash scraps #3: Box joint 101 ?

03-22-2019 10:34 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Where was I? Been busy cutting box joints, by hand….so..got the 2 longer side panels to match each other, with things all nice and squared up….clamped them together for the next few steps….made a line showing where the ends will go…carried that all around..Have a 6mm chisel to use, to get the spacing about right…then used a small square.. square a line across both panels, and down the sides a bit….need these lines to guide the saw.. had to lower the...

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Shop stuff #153: Yearly maintenance and adjusting.

03-22-2019 08:04 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Like most things you own, guitars need some looking at on a regular basis to keep them performing at their optimal level. This is a Wayne’s World Strat that has been in before in for a check up and adjusting. Once a year is a good way to keep them performing and in good shape. They are made of wood, and wood moves with the seasons. They also see pretty big swings in temperature and humidity if they are being taken out of the house and travelling around to gigs, practise and get toge...

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Mandocello build series #12: Mandocello build Part 12. ( Hand carving the backboard)

03-21-2019 07:43 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

After a lot of hours the backboard is carved and dry fitted onto the Mandocello… Check out the hand carving process and different steps in this video… https://youtu.be/Nwg-BTa1X6s

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Box from Ash scraps #2: In and out of the clamps

03-20-2019 06:38 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Getting panels made, then cleaned up out of the clamps.. Started with this, and cleaned it up.. Sander and planes to get things flat and almost smooth…reused the clamps.. And a third panel was glued up….came back the next day… Removed all of these, and cleaned this long panel up..along with #3 #4 was jointed and clamped up.. And set aside…next day, got #4 cleaned up, box was looking a little odd…decided I could build two boxes by cross cutting a...

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Box from Ash scraps #1: Start up

03-20-2019 07:03 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, a little background on this one….just before all those trips to the Hospital happened…I had a bunch of leftovers from the Desk project….even had the better looking pieces all resawn down to 3/8” stuff….then, once I was allowed to work IN the shop, Chester Drawers Project started up…. So…now I have the time to putter around with the Ash boards.. Picked out 4 that almost matched each other…jointed the ends, trimmed a couple for length&#...

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #9: Slow Drawer Dance

03-17-2019 12:53 AM by BlueRidgeDog | 3 comments »

I wanted to finish the drawers this week, but life (and my back) had other plans. Three to go, but no rush. The first nine are done, fitted and the insides are scraped and sanded. I used a trick to fit them a bit easier that I will share. The issue is if you have a half a degree of out of square in the carcass, and make a perfectly square drawer, you have a bit more hand work to fit it (or if you think your drawer is perfectly square and it is off a small amount). To accelerate thi...

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Shop stuff #152: A Telecoustic with problems

03-16-2019 06:17 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

It’s not a Telecaster. It’s not an acoustic. It’s some weird hybrid that doesn’t really fill the shoes of either. Regardless, someone likes it but not the way it plays, and no wonder. With a neck shaped like a banana and really high action that make it hard to play it needs some attention and TLC. A big adjustment on the truss rod and shaving down the saddle seemed to do the trick nicely. Naturally, I give it some cleaning and maintenance in the process like I al...

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Morris style glider #18: Done!

03-14-2019 01:25 PM by Ryan Tanguay | 2 comments »

Finally finished! My wife helped make the cushions, which really add to the comfort! Wasn’t the best chair to sit in without them. I have been enjoying rocking in it and hope to for years to come. Feels so good to have it finally done after nearly 5 years…

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Plans #2: Gatto Plans truck build

03-13-2019 01:12 PM by GaryCN | 10 comments »

working on the Gatto Plans Dump truck

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Mandocello build series #11: Mandocello Build Part11 ( The Neck)

03-12-2019 12:35 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

After shaping the peghead and the neck profile, drilling the holes for the tuners and gluing up the neck joint, The Mandocello really is starting to look like a musical instrument. latest video link: https://youtu.be/v7UVOMdvY5Q

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