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by Paul Montgomery
Thu May 13, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Making ukulele necks 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1106

Making ukulele necks 2

I've been working some jigs and tools to make ukuleles. Right now I'm just making the necks but am about to start the bodies as well. The first video I made was of a jig to quickly make the main shaft of the neck. In this one I'm continuing with the roughing out and then finishing it off. If I was o...
by Paul Montgomery
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Wood Bending Iron
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

Making a Wood Bending Iron

I've made several wood bending irons over the years. This one just might be my best one yet. My heat source is a cartrige heater. So far so good.

https://youtu.be/7kLhW4J-OVg
by Paul Montgomery
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Portable Spindle Sander
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

Re: Making a Portable Spindle Sander

Hi Paul, Good job! I've been contemplating doing something similar but a little cruder with a wooden rolling pin. I probably won't do the drill mod and just use spray glue to glue sandpaper to the rolling pin. (my wife has a few extras so she shouldn't mind) I'm sure she'll never miss just one!
by Paul Montgomery
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Making a Portable Spindle Sander
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

Making a Portable Spindle Sander

I've finished making my spindle sander and therefore the spindle sander video. Works great! I think it's the best thing I've found for doing instrument necks. Decided to have a little fun with this video so it's a little different than my regular HOWTOs. Enjoy and hope you find it informative should...
by Paul Montgomery
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A drum sander with a twist
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: A drum sander with a twist

Sometimes the most valuable part of the process is learning what doesn't work. Sharing that can allow others to skip that part of the journey. Thanks! I agree and in fact when I plan most of my projects I take a route where I will cover as many variables and try to learn as much as I can along the ...
by Paul Montgomery
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A drum sander with a twist
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: A drum sander with a twist

Yea, this is one of those quick projects that got out of hand!
by Paul Montgomery
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A drum sander with a twist
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

A drum sander with a twist

For things like thin stock for pick guards or head stock laminations, a pattern router bit runs the risk of shattering the work piece. So I'm trying to put a bearing on a drill press drum sander. It took a lot of mucking around, but I finally got something workable.

https://youtu.be/wkf9DekuwOo
by Paul Montgomery
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A jig to make ukulele necks
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

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: 1247

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: 1831

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: 1831

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: 3194

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: 3194

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: 4176

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: 4176

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: 4176

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: 1731

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: 2778

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: 2778

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: 3014

Re: Making my first rosette

Thanks. Kind of spur of the moment thing but it worked out ok.