The back is planed, spokeshaved and carved. Smoothing is done with curved scrapers. The back is rough sanded to shape cross grain from different directions. The sanding blocks are thong sole rubber and cork backed with 3mm MDF or ply. ...
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Location: Range View, Australia
I've made furniture, cabinets and things all my life. Now I'm more interested in luthiery and playing music.
Although I've made a fair few electric double basses, electric fiddles and 11 acoustic instruments ( inc. the double bass in my avatar ), here I'll mainly post furniture of my design.
Machinery, hand power tools and hand tools are all the same for me...just tools, some have much more charm than others, but in the end, just a means to my ends.
-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits
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|commented on||Lessons Learned||11-23-2014 12:19 PM|
|commented on||Lessons Learned||11-22-2014 07:37 PM|
|commented on||Building a Goat Barn #17: Windows!||11-13-2014 08:18 PM|
|commented on||TRON Glow-in-the-Dark Disc||11-11-2014 12:43 AM|
|commented on||Woodblock Print||11-11-2014 12:39 AM|
|commented on||Woodblock Print||11-09-2014 11:12 PM|
|added project||Woodblock Print||11-09-2014 09:45 AM|
|commented on||Two Mandolins #2: # 2||11-05-2014 06:55 PM|
|commented on||Two Mandolins #2: # 2||11-04-2014 08:59 PM|
|added blog entry||Two Mandolins #2: # 2||11-04-2014 01:57 PM|
|added blog entry||Two Mandolins #1: Two Mandos||10-31-2014 02:10 PM|
|replied on||Question On Homemade Shellac||10-30-2014 12:02 AM|
|commented on||Bamboo Guitar stands||10-28-2014 09:54 PM|
|replied on||Bending veneer||10-27-2014 01:57 AM|
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Jorge has been working with me two mornings a week learning a bit about woodworking and lutherie. We’re building two mandos. All the photos will be of his instrument. I only started taking pics today. Two sides are bent and in the only mo...
Two things about sunbursts. One, people either love them or hate them. Two, the burst is either glorious or sad. I’m still learning. I started out doing some fret work to lower the playing action. I ended up re-polishing the top. Whi...
My bandsaw is only a 14in and my machinery weak link. It’s powerful enough to cut 4in Rock Maple cabriole legs easily but not enough grunt for serious resawing. I do my resawing on my table saw. It cuts 105mm above the table, anything over...
About 8 years ago I supplied, as a steady earner, conventional mirror frames to an antique dealer. I scribed one offcut to the other one afternoon, just as a lark. The joint was interesting enough for me to cobble together this mirror. It lived ...