Making Gnocchi Boards out of Beech Wood. My mom asked if I could make these boards for her to give out as a gift. The woodworking techniques used in this video include routing grooves, pattern routing, rounding over, and more. This is the least “furniture” -ish of all of my videos so far…so I hope you’ll still enjoy it. I had to do a bit of research and look at some existing Gnocchi Boards to come up with my design. I wasn’t 100% sure that my boards would function properly…but in the end they did. Turns out it isn’t much of a science. In the video I talk about family, how the project came about, and walk through the process of creating some hand made, DIY Gnocchi Boards (not that expect anybody to make them.) But hey, if you want to – here is how I did it! Hope you enjoy!
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Incra T-Rule (the marking square thing) – http://amzn.to/2mgnSDi
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Camera Body – Nikon D5600 – http://amzn.to/2jWzgn3
This is a companion video to A Card Catalogue from the new book- The Unplugged Woodshop by Tom Fidgen. 2012. The Taunton Press.
In this video I prepare the carcase panels using 3/4-in. walnut. The parts are jointed, glued and flattened in preparation for dovetails.
For more information on this and other hand crafted projects, check out my book and website- The Unplugged Woodshop.
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My new channel logo carved into 10 mm thick steel to form a branding iron. The thicker material has more mass and holds the heat longer. It takes a while to heat up, but is good for branding stuff in batches.
This would nowadays be the task of a CNC, or even a metal mill, but since I don’t have one, I carved it with a Dremel tool on a piece of scrap. The whole project took less than 4 hours. I used only zip-cut discs to trace the outlines and hollow out the parts in between.
H-LR – “End of the Line”
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Jahzzar – “money” and “Nightmare”
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Making Acoustic Steel-string Guitars
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Meet Michael Greenfield, a musician who began tuning, repairing, restoring, and making guitars in the 70s and since then has become a seasoned luthier of bespoke guitars. Having experience with vintage and antique guitar repair and restoration, he brings a unique insight to his craft, creating personalized musical instruments and functional works of art for artists, collectors and those who deserve the very best.
His workshop is based in Montreal, where we visited over a period of 5 months, filming as he and his apprentice, Julien, transformed slices of spruce, ebony, mahogany, and other tree species into glistening guitars. It was all of our collective vision to present the process in the most candid, down-to-earth fashion, so in this hour-long documentary you will see all the glue, smudges, shavings, dust, and callouses. His guitars feature Florentine cutaways with spalted beech rosettes, violin-style body purflings and simple decorative purflings along edges, Laskin style arm rests and rib rests, amongst other features.
This documentary follows several different steel-string guitars from beginning to finish. As Michael puts it, the guitar still thinks it’s a tree until it receives its first set of strings and that is when the instrument is born. After many months of work, the magical moment when we hear a guitar’s first notes is like hearing a child’s first words.
Visit Greenfield Guitars on the web ~
Official website: http://greenfieldguitars.com
Michael’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GreenfieldGuitars
Amazon Links ~
Making master guitars: http://amzn.to/2c70HEW
Guitar picks: http://amzn.to/2cn0bDq
We shot this video on a Panasonic GH3: http://amzn.to/2cOoMmK
Using a Benro tripod: http://amzn.to/2clpEd2
Subtitle Credits ~
Laos: Daosavanh Bannavong
Thai: Varatit Kiratikit, of Kirati Guitars
Visit Kirati Guitars on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kiratiguitars/
Additional Subtitle Contributors ~
Enzo Mendez, Ivo Cabrera
Music Credits ~
The music featured in this film is by musicians using only Greenfield guitars and used with their permission. If you enjoyed the music, please check out the links below:
“Mountain Air” composed & performed by Scott A. McAllister
Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBWnZFPwoHI
“Prelude to cello suite No. 1” Bach – cover by Scott A. McAllister
Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2nIIw34RU
“Impossible Story” written, arranged & performed by Brooke Miller
Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEaHFZJxBRw
Official site: http://www.brookemiller.ca
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrookeMillerMusic
Her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brookie.miller
“V’la L’bon Vent” arranged and performed by Lizzy Hoyt
Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aeC2fvYQJc
Visit her site at: http://lizzyhoyt.com
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCITTLxMXyMFoiP4UAnWtydA
On Amazon, “New Lady on the Prairie” album, featuring the track “V’la L’bon Vent”: http://amzn.to/2cNAC0p
Visit my Website- www.thehomesteadcraftsman.com
My MONEY Book- http://www.thehomesteadcraftsman.com/p/book-1.html
Furniture Plans- http://www.thehomesteadcraftsman.com/p/plans.html
Woodworking with traditional hand tools is a nice change of pace from working with woodworking power tools and machinery. After a marathon of working in my wood shop I needed to spend some time outside doing something simple. I’ve had a saw blade for a frame saw for years and finally got a notion to make the wooden frame. Most of the work was done on my handmade shaving horse. You can learn more about it here- https://youtu.be/egWASf3b6R0 The main tools used where an axe, froe, draw knife, spoke shave, saws, auger and chisels. The saw is simple, it has two handles and a cross beam. The blade is tensioned with chord by twisting it with a small flat piece of wood, tension is held by the small piece of wood resting on the cross beam, keeping the chord twisted. It basically works like a hack saw. I hope you enjoy the video.
Here’s some others you may enjoy.
Log Peavey- https://youtu.be/5fVYbUxwHl4
Old Ax- https://youtu.be/6O_ZIu3RAcg
Draw Knife- https://youtu.be/uF-Dz0rHkGY
Timber Framing Auger- https://youtu.be/dKE8eOOgkhs
Hammer & Chisel Engraving- https://youtu.be/jtZAMTeX9r8
Making a Large Oak Table- https://youtu.be/TVu_qhQCHVA
My Website- www.thehomesteadcraftsman.com
Making a new wooden bench dog and plugs to fill the dog holes in my bench. Also, redoing the finish on the bench.
Read more about it here: http://www.ibuildit.ca/Workshop%20Projects/Shop%20Tricks/tricks-55.html
The website build article (includes free SketchUp plan) for the workbench: http://www.ibuildit.ca/Woodworking%20Projects/workbench-1.html Video Rating: / 5
After last weeks Project “The Dovetail Jewelry Box” A viewer prompted me to make a marking gauge, since I made reference to not having one in the shop when I was cutting the dovetails for the box. Well that is exactly what I did. Here is a simple project. A quick and simple Shop Made Marking Gauge using scrap wood.
http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com – Website
http://www.twitter.com/Wood_Jedi – Follow me on Twitter
http://www.facebook.com/asimpledesignofocala – Like Me on Facebook
http://www.cafepress.com/ASDOO_Gear – A Simple Design of Ocala “Gear” Store
http://asimpledesignofocalashopt.createaforum.com – Shop Talk Woodworker’s Forum Video Rating: / 5