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Fretting Tips, Tricks & Supplies

Here ya go, let me know if I missed anything.  Have questions?  Just ask!  
CB Gitty Crafter Supplies:  Fretting supplies and fretting guid…

Started by Ted Crocker

1 Jan 16, 2014
Reply by Sonny Armintrout

Little tips to save those all important pennies

A few tips here that will save a little bit of money Cleaning your paint brushes - all important if you have spent a lot of dosh on a good…

Started by proudy1959

1 May 4, 2013
Reply by Ellwood T Bear

Wood strengths chart


Started by Randy S. Bretz

0 Sep 11, 2012

Waterslide Decal Demo

Here's a quick demo for waterslide decals which are a great way to get a logo or something on your build.

Started by Brian Parks

6 May 11, 2012
Reply by Hal Somervill

Vise (vice) for holding small parts like nuts etc.

Hi, I was wondering what you use to hold nuts when you are trying to file the edge, I have seen the special vice at stewmac, but the postag…

Started by Richard James Winter

8 Dec 21, 2011
Reply by Richard James Winter

Distressing/Aging Wood Technique

Here's a method I use in aging and weathering wood

Started by Brian Parks

1 Dec 11, 2011
Reply by David Sutton

The Secret of Nuts

Up till now, I've just been using screws, but I notice on the tiny guitars build I own -- Old Wormy -- that the nut is a thin piece of meta…

Started by Jim Kasmir

4 Aug 17, 2011
Reply by jim

How to find the center of a dowel or circle

We start with a given circle. 1.  Place the right-angle corner of any object at any point on the circle. Any point will do. 2.  Make…

Started by Ted Crocker

0 Jul 10, 2011

Great Shop Vac on the cheap!

Picked one of these little up today at Lowes.  It was only 19.99 and I got a floor model at 10 percent off.  It fits over a 5 gallon bucket…

Started by Brian Parks

3 Jun 23, 2011
Reply by Mark Ayers

Homemade router stand, need some help with collar, thx

I am building a small router stand similar to the one you can get from Stew Mac for the Dremel. It's nearly done, just wanted to ask if any…

Started by Richard James Winter

0 Jun 4, 2011


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