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The guy in this vid makes some Brazillian guitar like things using a small variety of hand tools. Google translate called them viols but I think that was because it was doing a Portuguese translation not a Brazilian Portugeseback country creole translation.

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carving a guitar by machete?  well this is an eye opener...feel positively decadent with a power drill ..lol

was he actually cutting frets from a piece of metal?

Yes he first flatten it then he cut them with a chisel .

Thanks for sharing. It was great watching a simple way of life, and the use of basic  tools to build with . What spectacular results.Made me feel good watching it.

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