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Recycling wood

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

Reading someone else's post inspired me to do a little recycling.  I had an old sawhorse that I wanted to get rid of.  The wood was so beat up, it was not worth selling.  So, I recycled it.  I am thinking of making a dulcimer and a dog bowl resonator.  We shall see.

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Fret-slotting jig

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

I am using a new fret-slotting jig I built based on a design from http://sixgunguitars.com/fret_slotting_jig.html

It uses a razor blade for a slot locator.  It works great!

I decided to build it after doing my first fretboard for a dulcimer stick.  It was hard to get the slots perfectly straight.  This little jig will be a real time saver.  And the quality of my fretting just went up!…

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Mike S commented on Alan Garrett's blog post Recycling wood
"I use mainly recycled/found timber. Bed heads are an excellent source of perfectly aged mahogany, English oak and a couple of new Zealand natives. They can be had for literally a couple of dollars each at dump shops and recycling centers."
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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
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What instruments are you building or playing?
Checkerboard guitars, CBGs, Banjos, and dulcimers.

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