The slabs are dead quartered. I bought these mainly for building archtop guitars. Hoop pine is very strong and tough, enough so, I’m going to use it for back and sides on at least one archtop. I broke the slabs down for handling ease. ...
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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'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.
I have duel US / Aussie citizenship and have spent half my 68 years in OZ.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.
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This table is three years old and I’ve always felt it wanted something. The top is two sets of book matched 9mm veneers cut from one 100mm x 25mm board, they looked very static and off balance . The timbers are euro beech, chilean myrtle and...
This calendar features a different art work every weekday, the weekend shares an image. Many old favorites but mostly unexpected little gems. I would like to make a copy of this amusing and beautiful Egyptian bowl. Superman of the Andes...
I don’t have a cnc so these depth guides will have to do, I know, way Neanderthal. The hardest, slowest part of an archtop carve is establishing an accurate arch. These jigs aid in getting the depths right. I bandsaw each half of the guide...