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I could watch this stuff all day

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:01 pm

Warning, may result in tool / workshop envy! ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXdKAwHSe6M
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:13 pm

:( Tool, workshop and skill envy in my case......
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby Music Wolf » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:52 pm

Wow. When I saw that it was 26 minutes long I thought that I'd just skip through it. I ended up watching it from start to finish.

Right, I'm off to put up a shelf.
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:56 pm

Wow - just wow!

And for all those who are debating whether or not they dare click on this link, the title of the video is 'I built a guitar out of a shelf!'

But it's far more inspirational then these words imply ;)


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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:58 pm

...but where's he going to put his books now? :o
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:09 am

He's going to burn them to keep warm now that he's spent all his money on a workshop. ;)
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby schmeet » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:40 am

O.M.G. The guy has skills for sure. But those hand tools - planes, scrapers, clamps... Had me drooling.
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:47 am

That was extremely impressive! The one thing I can't quite get my head around is that he spent all that time building a lovely instrument, including the beautiful scrollwork holes in the body and then put that horrible scratchplate on it!

That subjective aesthetic point apart, everything else looked superb to me :thumbup:
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby Ian Shaw » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:33 pm

Just fabulous. And the guy also knows how to set up a camera. Beautifully shot as well as the woodworking skills involved.

Makes me very envious & I'm a joiner by trade. Probably have most of the tools but lack the patience & attention to detail. It's all bish bash bosh in my trade.

Maybe one day...
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby The Red Bladder » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:59 pm

Exactly - really professional camera work!
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby Folderol » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:18 pm

Seriously impressive on all counts.

I particularly liked his use of controlled drilling to not only make bulk removal easier, but also as a depth guide. Oh, and it's not often you see people using a scraper - most wouldn't even know what it was!
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby Ian Shaw » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:11 pm

Folderol wrote:Seriously impressive on all counts.

I particularly liked his use of controlled drilling to not only make bulk removal easier, but also as a depth guide. Oh, and it's not often you see people using a scraper - most wouldn't even know what it was!

Oh, Yes. And there is skill in getting a sharp scraper. One that I never mastered, but the old guys I did my apprenticeship with could do it with one swipe using the back of a gouge or similar tool
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Re: I could watch this stuff all day

Postby zenguitar » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:36 pm

I was taught by a fellow luthiery student from Iceland who had previously trained as an antiques restorer. I use the back of a chisel as a burnisher, with great care to avoid slicing my fingers off.

And the cabinet scraper is still my favourite tool.

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