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NightHawkInLight

  • Building a Tinpan Guitar & X-Carve CNC Unboxing/Assembly

    119,300 views 2 weeks ago
    Recently I was contacted by a company looking to send me a CNC router for review, I thought a guitar would be the perfect first project to try it out on. In case you missed my previous video about building a Cigar Box Guitar, you should definitely check it out. I go much more in depth about every step of the process and how it can be done with very inexpensive tools: https://youtu.be/FDKCvCQzkTk

    The X-Carve CNC machine can be found here: https://www.inventables.com/

    I used this open source vector editing software to draw up my guitar design: https://inkscape.org/

    I haven't figured out a good host for my vector design files yet. If you know of one let me know in the comments (just the name, not the full web address. I have website addresses blocked in the comments to deter spammers).

    To determine the proper fret measurements I used this online calculator: http://www.harpkit.com/cate...

    In my final instrument I found that the intonation was a bit off. I think that's due to the bridge being at a perfect 90 degree angle to the strings. It should be on a bit of an angle to give the thicker strings a slightly longer scale. That may be a change I make on the next one. I also used a 23" scale length in this video whereas I cut my previous guitars with a 24" scale which is a bit more forgiving.

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    • Extended Cut: Building a Cigar Box Guitar w/Hand Tools [No Dialogue] - Duration: 32 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 67,977 views
      This video is the extended version of my CBG build video I published back in January which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/FDKCvCQzkTk In this video I've removed my own dialogue explaining each ...
    • Building a Tinpan Guitar & X-Carve CNC Unboxing/Assembly - Duration: 7 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 119,300 views
      Recently I was contacted by a company looking to send me a CNC router for review, I thought a guitar would be the perfect first project to try it out on. In case you missed my previous video about ...
    • How to Make a Bottle Flamethrower - Duration: 2 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 197,100 views
      This video demonstrates possibly the simplest flamethrower design ever. Check out my sponsor for a free audiobook at http://www.audible.com/nhil

      I've used this same design to create BB machine gun...
    • Make A Vacuum Suspended Fish Tank - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 382,390 views
      This is an interesting way to turn a classic science experiment into a functioning addition to a fish tank. It makes a pretty cool display!

      Be sure if you try this to have plenty of water circulat...
    • DIY: 2 Liter Propane Pop Gun - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 156,084 views
      For this video I decided to modify one of the most unique projects I've filmed in the last few months. Here's my first tutorial that this video builds off of: https://youtu.be/8KSHcGHiY0M

      The torc...
    • Levitate a Screwdriver with Compressed Air! - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 362,073 views
      I filmed and edited this video all this afternoon, I just had to show it to you ASAP! Check out my friend Darren's channel, BeyondSlowMotion: https://www.youtube.com/user/BeyondSlowMotion
    • How to Make Sound Damping Earbuds - Best Noise Isolation Possible - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 173,233 views
      This video shows how to make the best noise isolation earbuds I've found, and I've tried quite a few. Give it a try!
    • How to Make a High Power Vortex Cannon - Duration: 6 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 195,443 views
      This project was inspired by many things. Large commercially made vortex cannons are used (theoretically) to disrupt hail formation and prevent damage to farmland. German scientists during WWII als...
    • How to Make Giant Bubbles w/Guar Gum - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 130,224 views
      Guar Gum can be purchased here (this is an affiliate link): http://ebay.to/1IStyHZ

      I decided for this video I would experiment with a Guar Gum based Giant Bubble recipe after many requests over th...
    • How to Wind Custom Springs - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 129,863 views
      In this video I demonstrate a simple tool I created for hand winding large springs which are useful for many different projects, and notoriously hard to find. You can go further to even out the ten...
    • How to Make Bismuth Crystals - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 970,702 views
      Bismuth ingots can be purchased here (this is an affiliate link): http://ebay.to/1Ek8vMF

      Bismuth is non-toxic and has a number of very interesting properties. For best results I recommend using at...
    • How to Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shell - NEW VERSION - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 476,281 views
      For this video I've created an improved method for one of my classic projects: 'How to Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shell'

      The scrambling device I use is an 8" long section of 2" diameter PVC pipe. ...
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