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by Paul Montgomery
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Measuring Wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 141

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: 717

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: 717

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: 875

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: 875

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: 1672

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: 1398

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: 2407

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: 2816

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: 2816

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
by Paul Montgomery
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: My new tablesaw multi-sled
Replies: 0
Views: 4027

My new tablesaw multi-sled

This project was so easy and quick and useful, that I don't know why it took me so long to make it. It also has a lot of possibilities for expansion - some that I'm sure I haven't even thought of yet. Here is my quick video of it:

https://youtu.be/cVPjIvQGOt4
by Paul Montgomery
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig

I also have a few other jigs that I made that might be of use. One is a jig that I use on my hand belt sander that can sand down wood to the thickness of veneer. Of course you can't do wide stuff like a guitar top, but it's good for narrow pieces.
by Paul Montgomery
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig

Already having the templates, you have a good reason to build the jig. I am going to attempt to make templates out of lexan I think.
by Paul Montgomery
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig

I probably would have gone with O'Brien jig but I wanted this for some other projects besides guitars.
by Paul Montgomery
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig

I made this jig initially to accurately route the mortise & tenons that join a guitar neck to the body. But I have other uses for it too. These kinds of cuts can't be done with a hand held router or a router table because the router/work piece would be too tippy, inaccurate, and unsafe. There turned...
by Paul Montgomery
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Taking care of dust in the shop
Replies: 14
Views: 4051

Re: Taking care of dust in the shop

You don't HAVE to have a clear top on the filter cleaner, but watching the dust fly out of the box and into the vac hose makes me feel good :)
by Paul Montgomery
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Taking care of dust in the shop
Replies: 14
Views: 4051

Taking care of dust in the shop

I recently found a cyclone dust separater for my vac that really works great. For $40 it came with the extra required hose and just needs a 5 gallon bucket. Before I was always emptying the vac and cleaning the vac. Now I just empty the bucket. Seems to work great.

https://youtu.be/4LoSsIV37hM
by Paul Montgomery
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Bandsaw thrust bearings
Replies: 16
Views: 3953

Re: Bandsaw thrust bearings

I would lube them with a heavy grease. Light oil is good for cleaning but doesn't stick around very long.
by Paul Montgomery
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Searching for a good respirator
Replies: 34
Views: 8152

Re: Searching for a good respirator

Today I got to spend more time in the shop and use the Resp-O-Rator longer. It pretty much did what I hoped it would do. First off, I kept it in my mouth for a long time after the saw cuts just because I was focused on my work and not the respirator, so I forgot it was there. Dust floats around the ...