Practice Time with the Big Roubo Saw

  I recently started a new position in my Information Security career, which has kept me away from the shop (and from posting) for a while.  I managed to shoe-horn in some workshop time during Memorial Day weekend 2019, and took the Roubo inspired veneer saw (frame saw) for some test cutting.  Just like any…

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Taking My Glue Pot “off the grid” (Part One)

Ever since I began building instruments, I’ve used some form of electric glue pot to prepare granulated hide glue for my instruments.  For the last 30 years, I’ve either used a double boiler (bain marie) and an electric hot plate, or the iconic “Hold Heet” electric glue pot that’s been my workhorse since the early…

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