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Mandocello build series #16: Mandocello build Part 18, Voicing the Instrument.

05-10-2019 03:38 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

I really feel like today was a big milestone in the Mandocello build. A lot was dependant on going over this step… -Voicing- I needed it to be done in order to finalize the M’cello Blueprints, the get started on the binding of the soundboard and backboard and to enter the finishing stages. But also a lot needed to be dialed in before I even started with the voicing itself, Nut spacing, action setup, and also monitor the soundboard under tension for 2 weeks. I’m exited...

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Mandocello build series #15: Mandocello Build Part 17. The Bridge

05-09-2019 03:21 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

The bridge is on and the Mandocello has been strung for almost 2 weeks now. Everything looks great and I am happy to report that 1st, I can enter the finishing stages right after the voicing is done & the binding added, and 2nd the M’cello full size blueprints should be available really soon! https://youtu.be/YalIWjPKXeo

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small workshop ideas #10: Folding workbench with next to nothing.

04-27-2019 01:51 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

So next to Nothing is I am starting new in AZ with a Black and Decker 20 vt kit from Lowes I bought last Christmas—-drill, 2 saws and light and 2 batteries for $129—-and some few hand tools I borrowed from my son. I had to even go buy boxes of screws….now that really bites since in my PA shop you walk over to many many boxes of screws, not even a second thought. Glue. what no glue here. So I had to remove two old particle board base units from a laundry room, each about 2...

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How to Repair Broken Wood

04-25-2019 11:42 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

In my furniture repair business, people frequently ask if broken wood can be fixed. In many cases it can. In this video I show three examples of how to repair broken wood. I hope you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/AdfhyZvVkio

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Mandocello build series #14: Mandocello build Part 15. (Making & Glueing the fretboard)

04-22-2019 11:01 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Build Progress…The fretboard is made and glued to the Mandocello… Check the link to the video. http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/today-in-the-shopblog

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How to Replace Broken Chair Stretchers

04-17-2019 12:53 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I documented how I go about replacing broken or missing chair stretchers. This may seem challenging, but once you see how it’s done, it will be less intimidating. This video shows measuring, cutting, joinery, staining, and assembly details. Let me know what you think. I also show my lumber storage solution for shorts… I hope that’s helpful too! https://youtu.be/2k2rUCF-6iI

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5 Tools to Bring your lutherie Skills to the Next Level.

04-16-2019 04:13 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

​Sometimes, the final steps of a build are what can make or break your instrument. If you’re already in this rabbit hole that is the art of lutherie here are 5 tools that may bring your finishing skills to the next level. Follow the link for more information about what five tools are in my top 5. http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/tips-and-tricksblog https://youtu.be/eovfsc24pO0

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Shop stuff #155: Part 11 of the Roubo bench build

04-14-2019 11:24 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I tackle the short stretcher in this on. A lot of work but they came out very nice. It may be called soft maple, but it is not at all soft. Spring being here brings some other chores, so wood work and shop time has slowed down. Although I can’t see how it is slower than the winter was. Maybe I’m just slow…lol. Anyway, I really enjoyed this process and the results from it. View on YouTube

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Mandocello Part 14

04-13-2019 03:20 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Athough this is a short video, it does cover a lot of small aspects encoutered during the build, some of them, needing very critical adjustments. The transition between the neck dovetail, neck block, and binding needs to be extremely precise since the fretboard will be glued to this transition. The Same reasoning applies for the fretboard extender which from the glue up location just rest in mid air and needs to line up perfectly for the fretboard. I’m also taking the time to adjus...

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How to Properly Repair a Wobbly Chair

04-12-2019 12:51 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I do a lot of chair repairs, so I thought I would share some knowledge from my experience on how to take apart and glue up a wobbly chair properly https://youtu.be/dKqIVWTpIiA

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