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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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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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Making a wooden toolbox from reclaimed wood.

02-19-2019 11:59 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

I just finished a toolchest from reclaimed wood! The wood was a mix of red and white oak from dunnage and skids that I’ve gathered over the years. Check out the build video … https://youtu.be/ZWUnaLLUfNg

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Shop stuff #149: Something different to work on

02-17-2019 10:58 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I don’t often get a bass guitar in the shop to work on. This one is a Squier Jaguar bass, made in Indonesia and it has a short scale. The owner is a guitar player but keeps this at home to mess about with. I have worked on several of his instruments and he wanted me to give this one a going over. It isn’t that old and in good shape, but it was out a bit in certain areas so I got it adjusted to spec and tested it out. I am barely a guitar player and the bass is totally foreign...

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How to build a Veneer Bag Deployment and Storage Jig

02-14-2019 06:01 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

I built this a few years ago and had originally decided not to share it because it wasn’t furniture, but enough people saw me use it in my videos and have asked about it so I decided to edit the video and share how I built it along with the veneer supplies I use. The bage is a little over 4 1/2 feet wide and close to 9 feet long. Basically I can fit a 4 x sheet of plywood in it and still have enough bag left over to fold it around the PVC pipe to clamp it shut. If you are intereste...

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Adding LED Lights to Your Tools

02-11-2019 07:13 PM by Matt Snyder | 7 comments »

Having good focused lights is essential on many tools and often your shop lights just don’t cut it. Adding an LED light on an adjustable neck is cheap and easy and, with a little modification, you won’t have to use up any more outlets. I bought four of these lights on Amazon for $10 each They have a magnetic base so they can attach to your tools and give you the light you need where you need it. Modifying them to use your tool’s power is fairly simple. First cut off the plug a...

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Shop stuff #147: Cleaning and tuning a contractors style table saw

02-02-2019 02:09 AM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I helped one of my neighbours pick up a table saw from his In laws. It was in need of cleaning and tuning up, so I did it for him and ran the camera while doing it. I explain what I am doing as I go through the machine and bring it from trashy to treasure. View on YouTube

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