Monthly Archives: October 2008

No-glue, no-cut solid wood desk

I need to upload these to share them elsewhere, and, as it turns out, I never did a blog entry about my desk/table I made. On building a proper desk. Everyone needs a proper, sturdy and spacious desk. In my … Continue reading

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Tahitian Ukulele pt 2

This would go a lot faster if I had room for my bandsaw. I’m using a 6″ coping saw to cut through pine, which with the grain isn’t too bad, but you have to be careful to let the tiny … Continue reading

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Point of interest on the internet – the Automata blog. From simple things like marble hill climbers and wind up banks that snatch a coin from a perch to much more complicated devices, it’s all here. Mostly hand cranked devices … Continue reading

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The Tahitian Ukulele

I ran across this strange gem about two years ago reading up on distant cousins of the guitar in my quest for more knowledge about the cigar box guitar. One person describes a Tahiti Uke as “The Tahitian ukulele or … Continue reading

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Pianos are overrated

Don’t get me wrong. As the lady at Steinway Hall said today, there’s 12,000 parts that go into a grand piano. Err, yeah, I suppose. Depends on who’s counting. Marketing, engineering, or accounting? The piano action is an elegant piece … Continue reading

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