#88 The best Instrument in the shop


In episode #88 We have Tomy Hovington on as a guest and discuss instrument making and the art of ULTRA fine woodworking. We discuss guitars, mandolins, and several other instruments and what goes into making them.

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What’s new/ what are we working on?

  • Just finished a Vintage looking Instrument carrying case

  • Zack: Swage Block, File handles


Make Brooklyn: re mandolins more difficult than say an acoustic guitar?

Make Brooklyn: How long does a typical instrument take to build?

Jim Dockrell: oes Tomy lay out the frets measuring each one by hand?

Anthony Oltmann: does Tomy have many specialized tools for his instrument builds


Creators Photo Challenge

Due next time: Contrast


Joke of the week

‎Matt Thayer‎: What's the most musical tool in the shop?  The Band saw.


What’s new/what are we watching/reading?

Favorite tool/product this week?

  • Drum Sander: http://www.cwimachinery.com/product/sandx-17-drum-sander/

  • Zack: IsoTunes ZHF

  • Will: Speed square - https://amzn.to/2Lta7Ke

  • James: ½” chisel


James Wright: Wood By Wright https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMtJOly6TpO5MQQnNwkCHg

Zack Herberholz: ZH Fabrication https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDdZMJDDpyvI9WJyY7IZP7w

William Walker: Wm. Walker Co. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCievvwx_-UU-rP28103rUCw

Tomy Hovington: Hovington Instruments





Intro and outro recorded and produced by Jason Wright http://withamic.com/