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Oahu Guitar Restoration #3: Removing the Fretboard and Neck

03-06-2017 04:45 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

Video is here if you prefer not to read Part 3 of this series is a simple prospect of removing the fret/fingerboard (they’re different names for the same thing) as well as the neck. The traditional joint for a guitar neck to be attached is a dovetail, this one was no exception however it was extremely poor in it’s execution (not surprising considering the number of these they made and the budget they were mad...

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steaming #1: Finally get around to doing some steam bending

09-29-2014 08:34 PM by Lazy_K | 16 comments »

Hi all;So I’ve finally gotten around to doing some of the steam bending of chair parts that I mentioned I was going to do with that log. my set up is fairly simple: propane tank, burner + stand from a turkey deep fryer, an old 5 gal can to boil the water in and a length of pvc pipe for the steam box. then you need a bending form of some sort with removable pegs and wedges to lock the bent part in place while it cools. the pvc is supported on my saw buck w...

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Biedermeier/30's Dining Room Table #3: - Almost done

07-01-2014 05:43 PM by Patricelejeune | 1 comment »

I had some more time to work on my table before to be really interrupted by the parcment job. You can see the post related to the parchment table there Top as been veneered with old brown glue, my favorite liquid hide glue, shaped and sanded and I did straighten the edges for a nice clean fit. I have ben playing with steam bending. Russ Filbeck lent us one of his steamer. I used a PVC pipe to dip my cherry moulding in dyed black water to soak them through ...

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Steam Bending #2: Steam Bending A Trout Fishing Net - Video Update

10-01-2012 03:19 PM by Retsof | 3 comments »

Here’s a video update on my steam bending project. Enjoy:

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Wood Scale Models #3: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 3

12-21-2011 02:24 PM by bj383ss | 8 comments »

Another update on the train. Made the catwalks and started on the cab parts. Catwalks 3 pieces per side. The bottom piece has a 30 taper, and the top piece has a 15 taper so they will snug up against the side of the boiler. Cab front wall. 3 more days til Xmas. Can’t wait to see my boys open their gifts. Bret

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Wood Scale Models #2: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 2

12-20-2011 03:15 AM by bj383ss | 1 comment »

Small update made some parts for the boiler. Drilled holes for the hand rails. Front Boiler Rest Superheater, Smoker, and access cover Firebox final shape and trim added Happy Holidays Everyone, Bret

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Wood Scale Models #1: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 1

12-08-2011 07:53 PM by bj383ss | 4 comments »

1949 Reading Steam Freight Train I started a new project. It is a steam train using Gatto plans. I currently have made the main frame, boiler and the display track. I made a jig out of a strip of plywood with grooves spaced the right distance apart and then glued a fence on one side to line up the cross ties. I also made several spacers to go between the cross ties. This made it super easy to make the track. Here is the main frame coming together. The b...

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Bending Wood #1: Bending Windsor Chair Parts

04-03-2010 09:30 PM by kenn | 12 comments »

These videos are bending continuous-arm (c-arm) Windsor chair parts. I use locally harvested, green, red oak that has been split and rived down to a workable size. Then I use a draw knife, hand planes, and spoke shaves to shape the oak piece. Here is the exciting part… If cracks occur, they are repaired with thin CA glue and C-clamps. In the past few weeks, I’ve done five c-arms and four have needed repairs. These failures are common with this type of chair due to the ...

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NAMES 21st Annual Exposition

01-16-2010 12:56 AM by SteveMI | 1 comment »

NAMES is the North American Model Engineering Society and they are having their 21st Annual Exposition on April 24-25, 2010 at the Southgate Civic Center in Southgate, MI “It is planned for 30,000 square feet of exhibit space – plenty of space for all of those larger models that you’ve wanted to bring. As always, we’ll have compressed air available so you can run steam engines. Gasoline powered engines and propane powered exhibits are also welcome.” I don&...

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Quest for a unique cribbage board #2: Making a steam box

10-23-2008 08:12 AM by Heyz | 4 comments »

As a recap in case you haven’t read the first post, I’m trying to build a unique cribbage board while keeping with the traditional layout. My idea, have an inlay for the track. Difficult & challenging? Probably. Fun and exciting? Definitely! I think I read everything on the internet about steam boxes before I did this, and I still didn’t learn it all. I figured bending will be the most difficult thing about this, so better get started on it early. I still haven...

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