Category Archive: Hacks

Jul 18

So I built an AC Welder from Microwave Oven Transformers.

When I tell people that I built my own welder, I usually get mixed responses. Some people say “Wow, COOL!” and others look at me and probably wonder where the bodies are hidden. Truthfully, my quest to build my own welder started when I didn’t have the money to buy one and desired to learn …

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Jun 12

Garage Sale Stella Part IV: A New Hope

Although it isn’t legitimately a “Stella” guitar, I sure do like the name. So it’s staying. In Part II, “Pain in the (guitar) neck reset” I explained the problem with the neck and how I was going to go about fixing it. In Part III, “Kamikaze” Neck Reset, I showed you how I used a saw to perform …

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Jun 07

“Kamikaze” Neck Reset

Welcome to Post III in the Stella Garage Sale Guitar series. I picked up the guitar at a sale for $20, and it was unplayable. In this Previous Post I talked about what the problem with the guitar is, and outlined the plan to fix it. The first step was to get a saw that …

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May 24

Garage Sale Stella: Pain in the (guitar) neck reset

Neck Reset for Dummies The awesome thing about the guitar is that it came with a half decent case that my other guitar fits in. The not so awesome thing is that it’s downright impossible to play. The action (the distance from the fretboard to the strings) is so high (far) that simply pressing down …

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