Holding the job hands free is always a goal. I can work the bindings in the horizontal or vertical positions. Foam pads and string / screw hold the body. A solid bottom prevents the body from being crushed in the tail vise. ...
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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.
I have duel US / Aussie citizenship and have spent half my 68 years in OZ.
I've made a fair few electric double basses, electric fiddles and 11 acoustic instruments including an acoustic double bass. 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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|replied on||1 1/4" Shaper Cutter Heads.||11-26-2015 11:18 PM|
|commented on||More of Rant than a blog #1: Primitive vs your a half ass wood worker.||11-26-2015 09:55 PM|
|commented on||Holding The Work||11-26-2015 09:21 PM|
|replied on||Ridicule of initiative in the shop||11-25-2015 05:32 AM|
|added blog entry||Holding The Work||11-25-2015 05:23 AM|
|commented on||MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #5: Escapement Gear, Minute Gear and Idler Gear - Day 5||11-20-2015 08:39 PM|
|commented on||snipe||11-20-2015 08:34 PM|
|added blog entry||snipe||11-20-2015 12:02 AM|
|replied on||What kind of Woodworker are you?||11-19-2015 02:15 AM|
|commented on||Rosewood, cedar and ebony Bass||11-11-2015 09:20 PM|
|commented on||Rosewood, cedar and ebony Bass||11-11-2015 08:59 PM|
|commented on||Wooden coping saw||11-09-2015 11:39 PM|
|replied on||Best tool for the job......||11-09-2015 11:18 PM|
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These are my new dial indicator calipers, not the prettiest thing I’ve ever made but very serviceable. From StewMac they cost US $135. With my unfavorable exchange rate and shipping, they would be WELL over AU $200. I have AU $40 invested ...
These pics are late afternoon in the outdoor dining area of a little country pub, about 2hrs south of Brisbane. Zoey the cat is allowed anywhere in the pub except the bar tops and tables. The cat is part Manx. Not much to do with woodworking ...
I’m experimenting and just getting my feet wet with studio photography. Raw MDF is my backdrop for the time being, the lights are second hand but even new they don’t cost very much. The camera is set on auto but I can see for this so...