Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'skill'

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Shop Tips & Tricks #26: Naturally Grown Wooden Crooks and Knees

09-11-2019 08:33 PM by GnarlyErik | 1 comment »

The subject of wooden ‘crooks’ (naturally grown ‘knees’) seems esoteric today, but some people may be interested. After all, when we allow all the ‘old school’ crafts and skills to be forgotten, they will need to be re-learned if they’re ever needed again, won’t they? Old School boatbuilders usually called grown crooks either ‘crooks’ or ‘knees’, and used them extensively as knee brackets and bracing to strengthen and reinforce ‘joins’ of two components which meet a right angle...

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Building A Cuttaway Acoustic Guitar #4: Part 4: Rosette, Bracing and Gluing the Top

09-10-2019 10:23 PM by DMiller | 5 comments »

Well folks, its been a while! I am now in my senior year of high school and unfortunately, time is not slowing down! I haven’t had a lot of time to work on the guitar this past summer, but I really have enjoyed the time I have had. Looking back at my last blog makes me feel like since my last post not a lot has happened; in reality I feel like I understand how to build a guitar and the order everything is assembled much better. The rosette has taken just about the most time creating-...

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How to make a circle cutting jig fully adjustable quick and simple

08-26-2019 03:09 PM by BenhamDesign | 4 comments »

I needed a circle cutting jig for a project, and decided I wanted to make one that is adjustable to whatever size I needed, I also wanted one where I didn’t have to drive a nail or screw into my work as the pivot point. It works great and was relatively simple to build out of scrap plywood laying around the shop. Watch how I built it on YouTube It has incremental swing arm, a non-destructive way to attach it to your material, and is fully adjustable to dial in the exact radius yo...

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Shop stuff #169: Mobile Home Skirting My Way

08-24-2019 01:38 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I have not been releasing a lot of videos lately. I’ve been too busy. A huge job overview and how I did it, and the reasons why. I hope the information comes in handy for someone. Small homes are becoming more popular. I have lived here for 17 years and we have made improvements on a continuing basis. Just like you would on a traditional home. View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #168: 1910 Disston rip saw

08-09-2019 02:35 PM by JimDaddyO | 7 comments »

Sometimes you just get lucky. I found this one at a yard sale and was unsure of it’s date of manufacture, but I find out over the course of bringing it back to usable condition. This beauty was in pretty good shape for its age and now it can get back to doing what it was meant to do for another long while. View on YouTube

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Matching Wood Stain & Finish (using a new generation of stains)

07-28-2019 01:45 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I learned a lot from a professional finisher recently when he taught me how to match stains and finishes for this project. I had a customer bring me a broken part and wanted me to make a replacement to match. The woodworking was the easy part for me – the finish was the hard part. My wood finisher has been in his field for decades and he didn’t want me to pursue finishing from the “old ways”, but taught me using the new generation of finishes using acrylics. This...

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Shop stuff #166: Making a hammer handle

07-13-2019 11:22 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I found a small hammer head in a box of stuff I got at a second hand store. It’s about time to make a handle for it. I could use a small hammer and seeing that it’s more for gentle tapping than heavy whacking I don’t have to be too particular on the wood species. I found an off cut of cherry that fits the bill nicely, and who doesn’t enjoy working with cherry? View on YouTube

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Last month, I realized I needed a place for my wood

07-09-2019 02:56 AM by gmaffPappy | 4 comments »

It’s been a month in the making, but I finally finished it tonight. It’s a rolling lumber cart. I put sheet goods on one side, lumber stood up on the other. The middle is a mix of both, and I put it on heavy duty casters. Everything went as planned. Sketchup helped me get all the angles right. I really like prototyping in Sketchup. I can design, make all the parts, fit it together, and even create cut sheets from raw lumber and take it all the way to final product. If I can ...

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Shop stuff #164: Fixing user errors.

06-29-2019 12:17 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

This guitar has been here before. The owner decided he would try to “adjust” things without the proper knowledge, which is easily gleaned, so here it is again. I go over pretty much everything that is needed on a guitar set up, step by step. Yes, you can work on your own guitar. For some people though, they shouldn’t. You do need some aptitude and knowledge. View on YouTube

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See how to patch broken wood

06-15-2019 11:48 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

Over the years I’ve learned some techniques to repair areas where wood is missing… without wood filler. Finding the right wood to match is the first step, but then what? I walk through three examples of how to patch wood in this video to share some woodworking knowledge. I hope you find this useful. Scott

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