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07-06-2021 04:42 PM

Reviewing secutity cam videos - 0 replies

OK I know I know. It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a wood working video. It’s summer and there’s always a lot going on around the place during summer. And to prove it here’s some video I found while reviewing the Open Wood Shop Security Cams.

06-14-2021 04:35 AM

Wood working's in my blood. And so much more. - 3 replies

Just goofing around in the shop on a rainy day.

05-30-2021 12:33 AM

Why Wood Rocks, 1000 Subs, & Good Dental Hygiene - 4 replies

For a long time I took stills of my projects and tips and posted them on my website and other forums. A few years ago someone suggested I do video instead. I don’t sell anything or advertise. It’s just kind of another side hobby that’s developed over time. Oh, and thanks for watching!

05-13-2021 06:56 AM

Jigs and tools for making ukulele necks - 2 replies

I’ve been working some jigs and tools to make ukuleles. Right now I’m just making the necks but am about to start the bodies as well. The first video I made was of a jig to quickly make the main shaft of the neck. In this one I’m continuing with the roughing out and then finishing it off. If I was only making one uke, it wouldn...

04-13-2021 04:00 PM

Making a Wood Bending Iron - 6 replies

I’ve made several wood bending irons over the years. This one just might be my best one yet. My heat source is a cartrige heater. So far so good.

03-27-2021 02:54 PM

Making a Portable Spindle Sander - 4 replies

I’ve finished making my spindle sander and therefore the spindle sander video. Works great! I think it’s the best thing I’ve found for doing instrument necks. Decided to have a little fun with this video so it’s a little different than my regular HOWTOs. Enjoy and hope you find it informative should you decide to make ...

03-13-2021 12:16 AM

A drum sander with a twist - 5 replies

For things like thin stock for pick guards or head stock laminations, a pattern router bit runs the risk of shattering the work piece. So I’m trying to put a bearing on a drill press drum sander. It took a lot of mucking around, but I finally got something workable.

03-04-2021 10:46 PM

A jig for making ukulele necks - 4 replies

It took way longer than it should have to make, but I’ve finally finished a jig to quickly and accurately make the main part of ukulele necks. For the headstock and heel I’ve got other things on the way, but for now here it is:

01-13-2021 02:55 PM

Making a Bridge Setter - good idea or not? - 9 replies

I don’t know how many people make or have made musical instruments here, but I thought I’d post this anyway because it’s kind of an interesting (?) jig. I’ve been working on a ‘contraption’ to allow setting the bridge fore and aft, up and down, and side to side. The idea is that once the bridge is properly ...

12-24-2020 11:45 PM

Making fretboard marker dots with a paper hole punch - 8 replies

Anyone else here make musical instruments? I just spent a few days working on different ways to make fretboard marker inlay dots, although there MUST be another use for this. I would imagine there are some clever people here with idea? Here’s the video I made of the materials and tools I tested.

12-08-2020 12:18 AM

WEN Detailing File Sander + some custom modifications - 9 replies

I just picked up another addition to my electric sander collection and I love it! It’s a small hand held belt sander and I made a box/mount so that I could use it in much the same way one would use a mini bench top belt sander. Here’s a quick vid to show it :

11-30-2020 04:57 PM

Making the Koryak Kayak Display Stand - 2 replies

Previously I posted about making a replica of a very old kayak ( ). This boat was made to be displayed in Victoria BC. I still needed to make a stand for it. I originally started making a video on how to assemble the stand for the new owner, and somewhere along the line decided to make it into a YouTube video: htt...

11-04-2020 10:32 PM

Shrink wrapping & floating the Koryak kayak (2) - 8 replies

Last week I posted a video here about making a rarely made kayak, the Koryak. Since it’s for display only, it is only the frame of the boat, unskinned. ( ) However… I wanted to float it for at least a few minutes before it gets delivered, so I wrapped in in shrink wrap and duct tape and...

10-23-2020 10:34 PM

The Koryak - making a rarely made kayak - 3 replies

This boat was commissioned as a display of the frame only, so it won’t be skinned. I might shrink wrap it however and give it a quick try just to see if I can stay upright! Anyway, here is the video I made of the process, as well as information about other skin on frame replica builds.

08-30-2020 02:54 PM

Making a Cigar Box Ukulele - 2 replies

I’m going to make a soprano ukulele but first – a cigar box uke. And I decided to dress it up a bit:

08-03-2020 02:33 PM

Rescuing and restoring an old Jack Plane - 6 replies

I found this plane recently and since I don’t have jack plane I snapped it up (for free) and put it back in service again after it had languished around for many many years. Not sure the exact maker and age, and I’m sure it’s impossible to get too accurate, but maybe someone here can help zero in on it a little more. https:/...

07-28-2020 01:44 AM

Trying to ID a hand plane - 12 replies

I just picked up this hand plane today. The only markings I can find on it are R 5 behind the back handle. I don’t have this size. It has a 14” sole, and no matter who made it, I have a lot of work to do! Any ideas?

07-27-2020 03:50 AM

Making Micro Chisels - 2 replies

I’ve started doing some inlay work and needed some really small chisels. So I made some. Here’s how I did it:

07-21-2020 01:58 PM

Mounting hinges - 0 replies

This is actually part of another video I just made, but the part about mounting hinges seemed be of use to some people, so I thought I’d just fast forward the video to the good stuff ;)

07-20-2020 12:32 PM

The Chicken Coop Improvement Channel? - 1 reply

I built my coop 2 years ago from plans I found on the internet. It didn’t take long to realize it could use some improvements. So after 2 years, I took a couple of days off this week and finally got ‘er done.

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