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Blog series by stroml updated 08-12-2020 05:59 PM 4 parts 5123 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: A Comedy of Errors

03-29-2012 04:51 PM by stroml | 11 comments »

Armed with this, and this, and these, I decided to try and see if I had what it took to do some hand joinery. My ultimate goal is to build a set of natural wood guitar head and speaker cabs for my own custom built amp, which also happens to be my first guitar amp electronics project. I was concerned that I was getting a little too interested in gathering nice, expensive tools rather than working on skills, so I set out there to make due with what I had. I’m still a newb, so I...

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Part 2: Another (Improved) Hacksaw Attempt

04-01-2012 02:08 AM by stroml | 2 comments »

Just thought I’d give y’all an update since my first disaster. I chose to forgo the dull chisel this time and just went with the hacksaw, vise, and pencil. This time was much better as far as fit, but still pretty fugly. I’d give it a 4.5/10 as opposed to a 1/10 I would have given my last adventure. Here are some action shots. Cutting new tails (notice the first ones I did on the opposite end). Now the pins with my new and improved #2 marking device. Why didn’...

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Part 3: Birthday experience

04-20-2012 11:13 PM by stroml | 5 comments »

Just thought I’d post a quick update. My birthday is coming up (tomorrow), and my friend Susan heard about my new interest in woodworking. Given that she knows pretty much everyone, she took me to one of her friend’s houses for lunch who had apprenticed as a woodworker in the past and had a shop in his garage. Lunch was great, and I got a lesson to boot! I received some great tips on how to hand cut dovetails, and I also used some nice tools for the first time. Sharp chisels an...

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Part 4: 3062 days later...

08-12-2020 05:59 PM by stroml | 1 comment »

After taking some serious time off from woodworking, COVID, new life situations, and interests have put me back here. I initially got into woodworking to craft a dovetail jointed cabinet for a guitar amplifier, but that project has since been finished. A friend of mine, another aspiring woodworker, made a plywood box for me and I called it done. Circling back after almost 8.5 years, I’ve rekindled my interest in woodwork. This time, I’ve been avidly following Paul Sellers&#...

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