Tools used to build Musical Saws

This is the router. There are three setups for this table

  • The inner plunge cut
  • The inside route using a bull nose router bit
  • The outside Route, again with a Bull nose.

Looks like there’s a stack of completed handles.

This machine is responsible for 90% of the sawdust. In clement weather I wheel it outside. The wind blows the sawdust into a patch of trees – I’m sure they enjoy the fertilizer!!!

In this shot it is in a plastic enclosure to try to contain the sawdust.

More tools to build Musical Saws

The Shear is a giant pair of scissors used to cut the metal. Here are a couple of views. When I’m making the initial cut, I feed the metal of the spool to the right, across the table and then through the shear to be chopped.

Here is a shot with some saws partially cut out. How do you like all the sharp points on the scrap lying on the floor? The business right next door to me is a recycler! I borrow a trash can from him and fill it up with all my scrap. Pretty convenient!

These are the blanks after I make the initial cut. Each one of those blanks will end up as two Baritone Saws after I make all the subsequent cuts.

Some more Tools used to build Musical Saws

This drill press has an adaptor to allow one to drill 3 holes at once. Not only does it speed things up but it makes sure the holes drilled in the handle match the holes punched in the steel!

There is also another drill station to counter sink the handles as well as deburr the hole punched in the Saw.

Actually, that drill station has 2 drill pressed, a bandsaw, a grinder, and a belt sander. – All these tools get slid around on a pallet jack as I need them – When not in use, I placed them against the wall – out of the way

Tools used to build Musical Saws

Thought it would be fun to show some of the tools used to build Musical Saws…
Here is the Chop Saw.

Chop Saw

This saw is used to chop the 6 inch boards that I have ripped into blanks to be routed into handles. Here are he boards that I start out with:

And these are the blanks I cut them into:

Musical Saw Players Map

I’ve now added a map/registry of Musical Saw Players on my Map page – A great way to locate Musical Saw players who might be nearby. Whether for jamming or teaching or learning from. If you are a Musical Saw player, please consider signing up!

I’ve finished with the move down to Florida – Things went more or less smoothly, although I had some CD’s (Virtuoso) that disappeared during the move. They are probably in some box that is currently hidden under something and I’ll find them the next time I do any sort of cleaning… Oh well.

COVID-19 is still a threat so no one is allowed in the shop – we are purely an internet business. Only folks 65 and older are being vaccinated in Florida – so I’m chomping at the bit, waiting for them to lower the age! Once I finally do get vaccinated, I’ll relax things a little bit – but will still comply with the CDC recommendations re. masks, distancing…

Changes at

We were shut down for a while to do our part to help tame Covid19… The store is back up and running. We are probably going overboard in our precautions (masks inside 100% of the time, Social distancing, no customers allowed in the store – Internet only, etc. Everything the CDC recommends and then some!)

I’m sure some time in the future we’ll look back at how crazy-paranoid we were, but oh well…

Other News, we are gearing up to move the shop down to Florida! I love Illinois and all my friends here – but hate the weather! – So that will be another disruption in our business. I’m working a lot to build up my inventory, so hopefully, I’ll be able to handle any requests!

Convenient sources to purchase music.

Many individuals consider a music store at a local plaza as being an easy source for most of their music needs. When they take into account how long it takes to reach the mall and the traffic conditions that must be addressed on each trip, they might reconsider how convenient it is to buy music at these places in town. Some people are disappointed while shopping the malls for music because the stores are lacking in the area of providing good customer support.

If they have purchased music at a brick and mortar store before, they know that the prices are more than other places they have found. There are certain music stores in the area that offer great discounts on music but the music is not what is playing on the radios that reflect current sounds. The music they have access to may be out-of-date at times and people really want to find music that is easy to access and at a good price.

Four Year Strong
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When people find music stores online, they are usually at home and relaxing in their favorite chair. From that location, they have the option of listening to music selections before they make a purchase and will won’t feel they are inconveniencing anyone when they plan to replay the music once or twice just to be sure. These folks might also find other information about the music and the performer that created it.

The internet is a convenient source for all sorts of music. Because most music selections on the internet are provided free of charge, there is a certain amount of advertising that customers are subjected to but that is to be expected at times. The new artists appreciate the opportunity to obtain some exposure and are inclined to provide music clips that can be used as ringtones on mobile phones.

A musician might give fans access to information about each member of the band online and customers who buy in a store might never know about it until it is put in a media release in the hometown newspaper. Music lovers on the net might get to to a new music ITune before it is offered for sale in a land-based music store.

The internet is a convenient source for all styles of music because the search engines allow enthusiasts to find the music they want in a matter of seconds. If they were shopping for music in a brick and mortar music store, they might need to look for hours amid various album titles before they find the music that they want. Discounted prices on music in internet music stores is usually filed under a clearance tab which makes affordable music a remarkably easy thing to enjoy.