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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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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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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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Shop stuff #151: A Fender acoustic with nut issues.

03-09-2019 04:09 AM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

This guitar came to me and it was not nice to play. I went through the routine of setting it up and correcting the relief in the neck exposed why. Someone thought that to correct one problem they put another thing out of spec. Not a good idea. Setting it up properly and fixing the actual issues makes it nice to play now. View on YouTube

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Mandocello build series #10: Mandocello Build Part 10

03-04-2019 09:24 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

I’m really glad this step is now behind me.. I must admit… I was very apprehensive about it! But I’m sure glad I took my time with it because the joint is perfect. check out the process here.. https://youtu.be/Zz7iiWvmM8I

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segments giant wing #1: process of a reception desk from segmente walnut in pictures

03-02-2019 08:41 PM by aviad mishaeli | 7 comments »

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Manual Dovetails with some Power Tools

02-28-2019 08:50 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 4 comments »

I mentioned that I had a somewhat non-standard or hybrid approach do dovetails and a few folks suggested I document it here. Since most of you know how to make hand cut dovetails, I will skip the basic steps (though I will have a link to them at the end) and focus on the differences from normal hand cut joints. I use the “two compasses” method to layout the joint and standard marking gauge scribing. I layout the tails first using a bevel gauge, picking an angle that suits...

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Shop stuff #150: Skew rabbet plane rehab

02-24-2019 02:46 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

This was a neat little project. Well, except the part where it bit me and made me bleed. Totally my fault with lack of experience with the tool. But I have it now and it is working, so now I can get some practise in. Of course, it was my favourite price. I didn’t expect anything, but sometimes helping a neighbour pays off in ways. As always with my videos, there is a tip or two in there. View on YouTube

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On Stage at Toronto Home Show! Woodworking Advice

02-23-2019 10:15 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I spoke at the Greater Toronto Area Home and Reno Show this week. My son recorded the presentation so I thought I would share it for anyone interested. The topic is Woodworking Advice for Home Improvement Projects. https://youtu.be/G7Rlc2FrSXI

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