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by Paul Montgomery
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A jig to make ukulele necks
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: A jig to make ukulele necks

Jim Ritter wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:23 pm
Nice, thanks for taking the time to share that.
Jim
Thanks for watching!
by Paul Montgomery
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A jig to make ukulele necks
Replies: 2
Views: 42

A jig to make ukulele necks

It took way longer than it should have to make, but I’ve finally finished a jig to quickly and accurately make the main part of ukulele necks. For the headstock and heel I’ve got other things on the way, but for now here it is:

https://youtu.be/hHF8vqp9WvA
by Paul Montgomery
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?

I am working on a newer simpler version of this tool. One thing I like impressed with on this jig though was just how in tune I got the uke. Like, sparklingly in tune. I've measured before and then filed the saddle, but this way I was able to play the instrument until I got it just right, and was ab...
by Paul Montgomery
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Making a bridge setting jig - good idea or not?

I've been working on a 'contraption' to allow setting the bridge fore and aft, up and down, and side to side. The idea is that once the bridge is properly located, it can be marked and then glued down to the top. For this first prototype test I am using a cigar box uke that I'm making. Hopefully if ...
by Paul Montgomery
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Making fretboard inlay dots
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Making fretboard inlay dots

Having started this, there are some other ideas I'd like to explore but, alas. I could also clean my messy shop. Hmmm...

Thanks all.
by Paul Montgomery
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Making fretboard inlay dots
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Making fretboard inlay dots

I have been in the shop playing with different ideas on making fretboard inlay dots, both materials and tools.

Here's a short video I made, although I'm sure that this group has some great ideas as well to share.

https://youtu.be/WfGWtFhsUKA
by Paul Montgomery
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Making a Cigar Box Ukulele
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: Making a Cigar Box Ukulele

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed.
by Paul Montgomery
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Making a Cigar Box Ukulele
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: Making a Cigar Box Ukulele

Thanks! These videos take WAY too long to make, so glad someone enjoys them.
by Paul Montgomery
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Making a Cigar Box Ukulele
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Making a Cigar Box Ukulele

I am getting ready to make some soprano ukes, but first... a cigar box uke. And along the way, I decided to dress it up. Plus shop some shop made jigs I use.

https://youtu.be/BJOhg0j7ouM
by Paul Montgomery
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Measuring Wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Making a Measuring Wheel

Today I made a measuring wheel. It’s a very old tool used to measure curved surfaces that a regular rule can’t. It’s a quick project and can be made simply or ‘dressed up’.

https://youtu.be/UDK452juoss
by Paul Montgomery
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Setting a tablesaw fence with digital calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: Setting a tablesaw fence with digital calipers

Thanks. Hopefully it will help someone else.
by Paul Montgomery
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Setting a tablesaw fence with digital calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Setting a tablesaw fence with digital calipers

I know this could be a little flashier (maybe later), but it works. I can use this handy little jig to accurately set my fence to a thousandth of an inch. As well, it works to calibrate the fence so that it is parallel to the blade.

https://youtu.be/XHGwqWWHwXY
by Paul Montgomery
Wed May 27, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Making my first rosette
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Re: Making my first rosette

Thanks. Kind of spur of the moment thing but it worked out ok.
by Paul Montgomery
Mon May 25, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Making my first rosette
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Making my first rosette

I definately will be doing more of this!

https://youtu.be/kzBPjJTofp4
by Paul Montgomery
Fri May 08, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukulele (or guitar) Scarf Joints
Replies: 3
Views: 2963

Re: Ukulele (or guitar) Scarf Joints

I've had different jigs and methods to do scarph joints. My latest does so much more. It wasn't hard to make, didn't take long, makes me wonder why I didn't do it sooner.

https://youtu.be/cVPjIvQGOt4
by Paul Montgomery
Fri May 08, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Brass Hammer (from plumbing parts)
Replies: 0
Views: 3647

Making a Brass Hammer (from plumbing parts)

There seems to be a never ending list of essential tools and they are almost always beautifully crafted, well designed, and expensive. Never buy what you can borrow, never borrow what you can make.

https://youtu.be/SWZ8fP7niDA
by Paul Montgomery
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A neck shaping jig
Replies: 5
Views: 4073

A neck shaping jig

Clamping neck blanks for shaping is tricky but I just found a simple way. I'd be interested to know how you all accomplish that. Here is what I just figured out:

https://youtu.be/5J68M1_ByTA
by Paul Montgomery
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using Kydex in the Shop - More Anti-social Distancing
Replies: 12
Views: 4963

Re: Using Kydex in the Shop - More Anti-social Distancing

Sheaths for chisels. My kydex sheets sit right next to my chisel tool chest and it never even occured to me...
by Paul Montgomery
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using Kydex in the Shop - More Anti-social Distancing
Replies: 12
Views: 4963

Using Kydex in the Shop - More Anti-social Distancing

This week I've been experimenting using Kydex as a custom shaped sanding block. Fun stuff!

https://youtu.be/m8SGECLXemw