I recently joined the Wood Whisperer Guild. If you’re unfamiliar with the Guild, it is a subscription-based group run by Marc Spagnuolo. They do “Guild Builds” three times a year (spring, summer, fall), and the current build is...
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Location: Stillwater, OK
By day I'm a university professor. In my "spare time", I like to woodwork and play the ukulele. My wife and I have three children and four grandchildren.
Most of my woodworking up to now has been building musical instruments. I've built a mountain dulcimer, a hammered dulcimer, a ukulele (from a kit), and numerous pickin' sticks. The pickin' sticks are basically travel mtn dulcimers; I built and sold online about 15 of them.
My next woodworking goals are some simple furniture pieces for my wife (bedside tables) and some ukuleles from scratch rather than from a kit.
-- Blayne -- Stillwater, OK
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For some reason, I seem to purchase more tools and accessories in the summer. Maybe that’s because it is too stinkin’ hot to do much of anything else other than plan builds. This year, I ordered three new tools & accessories for...
I’ve had several requests for pickin’ stick plans. I’ve now posted the plans that I put together a couple of years ago. If you build one, please make sure to post a picture so everyone can see it. Enjoy! http://www.soundsof...
I drove to Tulsa yesterday to pick up a few supplies and QSWO for my bedside table project. Supplies: success. Lumber: failure. One of the hardwood suppliers I visited was out of QSWO, and the other wanted almost twice as much per board foot t...