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When beginning woodworking projects, the first step is picking the right wood for the craft; to select wood, research the different types of wood, such as white pine, walnut, ash, beechwood, maple and mahogany. Discover rare types of wood to use in woodworking, such as zebra and bubinga, in this free video from an award-winning woodworker on basic carpentry. Expert: Kent Perdue Bio: Kent Perdue is a senior in the furniture-making program at VCU, and has received many scholarships and awards for his work. Perdue sells his work at various furniture stores in Richmond, Va. Filmmaker: nate thompson
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When beginning woodworking projects, the first step is picking the right wood for the craft; to select wood, research the different types of wood, such as white pine, walnut, ash, beechwood, maple and mahogany. Discover rare types of wood to use in woodworking, such as zebra and bubinga, in this free video from an award-winning woodworker on basic carpentry. Expert: Kent Perdue Bio: Kent Perdue is a senior in the furniture-making program at VCU, and has received many scholarships and awards for his work. Perdue sells his work at various furniture stores in Richmond, Va. Filmmaker: nate thompson

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Your Questions About Carpenter Tools



Mandy asks…

what different types of wood are needed for cabinets floors & roofs What tools to carpenters use to make these?

school project :(

Dusty answers:

Cabinets can be made of many different types of wood. The majority of cabinets and floors are oak and maple. Roofs are typically done with sheets of plywood. Most of this wood comes milled. Carpenters, cabinet installers, flooring installers and roffers use a variets of saws, nailers, hammers etc to install and fit each of these.

Chris asks…

Opinions on stanley hand tools?

Would like to know what you think of Stanley mechanics tools compared to Craftsman. I know Stanley is known more for carpenters tools but was thinking of getting some Stanley wrenches. Most of my hand tools are Craftsman, can’t afford Snap-on, Mac, SK etc. Thanks

Dusty answers:

If you are going to by cheap tools buy the ones with the best
warranty because you will probably be replacing them

Jenny asks…

building a guitar neck- how to:through-neck, what tools will i need? how do i do it?

Hello, I’m going to attempt to make my own neck for a guitar, which i’ll also be making, i want to do a through neck. I used to be a carpenter, and still do it as a hobby, but what specialty tools will i need, and how do i go about it? what types of wood do i use?
any help would be great, thanks

Dusty answers:

Building a guitar is a tricky thing to do and will take longer than 4 or 7 days. Most guitars take a month just for a lower quality one.

First of all the tools you will need to do this job is a ban saw, A belt sander with 100, 300, and 500 grit papers and you can go higher depending on the design an smoothness desired. And Kiln

Second of all you must have a keen ear or knowing what guitar woods would be the best for making an instrument.

Most wood for a guitar is put in a Kiln to dry out to about only having 5% of the water in the wood remaining. The other most important thing is that you need to have the most Straight cuts of wood and the fibers and the woods should be near perfectly Straight also. This will give the guitar a good resonating tone.

To cut the the weight of the guitar down you will need to have 3 cuts of wood that will make 2 1/2 feet or 2 feet by 2 1/2 to 3 feet rectangle when glued together long ways.

Since you want to make a trough neck the neck of the guitar and the center piece of the wood is actually all one piece which will take some hang working where if it is a bolt on neck or set in neck you can put it on that machine the spin to cut it out (sorry I cannot think of the spelling to it hahaha). So hand working it will Take some time and practice.

Also you will need to get a router with about a 1 3/8 inch bit to cut out a spot to put the truss rods into the neck to hold up to string tension.

Once you got the body all glued together you put it in a kiln to dry for about 3 or 4 days depending on the heat 1 day at max to dry up the glue and keep the wood pressed close to eachother.

In that time you can draw up a stencel of how you want the guitar to look and make it an actual size stencel. When it is dry take a pencile and trave the out line of the guitar body onto the soon to be guitar and take your ban saw and cut it out carefully and slowly. Make sure each cut is smooth ad on the line.

Once you got the body and neck cut out you will want to take your router and cut out the spaces for Your pick ups, knobs, and switches. Also take a drill press or router depending on what type of bridge you want like floyd rose, Tremolo, or Tune – o – Matic.

If you want a tune – o – matic bridge you will use a drill press for the floyd rose and tremolo you will want to use the router. Before cutting out the spaces messure the bridge to the demenstions it is to fit it in proper.

With the router you will want to cut out the truss rod spot and look for maple, or rose wood to build your fret board. Which will be 3/4 of an inch thick in the center and taper off to 1/2 an inch on each side. Which you can do with your belt sander on the smoothest grit you have.

Do not glut the truss rod in place but mount it into the guitar neck with kits you can buy online.

Once you have done all that You will want to sand the whole guitar down to make it as smooth as you want. You want no splinters or shards poking out at all. If so it might make playing the guitar seem like a punishment.

For the longness of your neck a lot of people do not understand about the scale size. Most consider it to be where the bridge to the top nut of the guitar strings are. If that is the case my 25 1/2 inch scale guitar should be actually a 36 inch scale. The scale is how long the neck is. Most guitars have 21 frets that taper off from large to small. IT is becoming common for guitars now to have 24 frets which is exstended range so to make a templet for how large the the fret spacing should start and end will be best if you make them on a sheet of paper to where every fret will go into.

When making the neck of the guitar you will want to get a exsacto knife or tooling chizle and work a thin line before taking a rubber hammer and hiting in the fret wire into place. Note also the top of the neck near the head of the guitar is the thinest spot to where it meets with the body of the guitar is the thickest spot of the neck. To get this a belt sander will need to be used for this. Start with a rough grit and work your way down to a smooth finish with the sander.

Once you got your neck in place mesure up the machine heads and take a drill press and cut the bushing holes into it. Then Screw in or place in the machine heads.

The rest is just mindless electronics and other stuff like the top nut, The wiring of the guitar, type of pick ups, etc. This is all preferance which you can look up online or buy books about this in your local book store.

If want a paint job on it you will need an air brush and ink based paint not plastic like acryllic, You will air brush on the design or color then use a high gloss or matt gloss finish to finsh up the guitar. Do not put the paint on thick or it will effect the sound and make it sound flat.

The only way you will build your perfect guitar is by building them more and more. Till you discover what is right for you.

I wish you the best of luck and would love

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Forgot to name the woods to use,
Alder Body, Bass Wood, Maple, Mohogany, or Ash for the best quality. Make sure the woods are aged and settled before working with them Make sure they are stright cuts about 3 inches or 5 inches thick

Daniel asks…

Best multi-tool(s) for Tradesmen such as Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber, Handyman?

What is the best portable multi-tool or multi-tools for a handyman who does carpentry, electrical, and plumbing work?

Dusty answers:

There’s no single tool for all these uses, and if there was it would probably weight 10 lbs. But here’s a list of typical multi-tool features and what they do, so you can pick out the ones you’re most likely to need:

Multi-Tools: One-Stop Shopping

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And if you’re looking for a drywall multi-tool, check this out:

Drywall Do-IT-All
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