"If you're working with aluminum a couple of jaws that set in your large vise shouldn't be hard to make--similar to the knife sharpening knife. I'd file or cut a ledge in the bottom of the jigs jaws to keep it in place and if…"
"Gourds can be picky to grow and need a long season. If you are in the north and want to grow them, either large peat pots started early and put out after last frost, or starting in a cloche, cold frame or low tunnel should get a good…"
Hi Wiley, welcome to the Clubhouse! Seems you'd love the group Dulcimer Village.
The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.
Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.