Doug Berch

Dulcimer Maker And Musician

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Month: October 2011

Music I’d Like To Hear #19

 

Music I'd Like To Hear #19

 

Music I’d Like To Hear #19

Hide Glue Haiku

warming the glue pot

I thank animals now gone

hide glue is my friend

 

Traditional glue pot and brush

Music I’d Like To Hear #18

 

One Man Band With A Really Cool Hat!

 

Music I’d Like To Hear #18

The Power Tool I Use Most Often

Though I lean strongly towards using hand tools I do use power tools.  The decision to use hand or power tools for a particular task depends on what will  get the job done most accurately and effectively.

My bench is surrounded (or covered) with the hand tools I use most often. Chisels, scrapers, rasps, files and small planes are always within reach. A little farther away are the larger planes, clamps, drills, etc.

As for power tools, the one I keep closest and use most often is the vacuum cleaner. The shop vac is almost always by my side. It follows me around the shop. It knows what I am doing.

I’m starting to get scared…..

Maybe I should consider getting one of these:

 

Vacuum Sweeper Pumped By Hand (1905)

Music I’d Like To Hear #17

 

Music I'd Like To Hear #17

 

Music I’d Like To Hear #17

Doug Berch & Dulcimer Makers