My bench top cupped, enough that a 3mm MDF packer was needed on the tail vise to plane a short piece. This job has been on the back burner for awhile, today was the day. A storm was forecast for the afternoon, I wanted to have some polish on the...
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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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Another use for laminated linings, drying racks. I like a laminated lining, a very strong component at a critical junction. However, guitars have been made, with great success, for a long time now with kerfed linings Once the top went on ...
This is my first flat top build, all my acoustic builds have been carved top and back plates. Flat top is a misnomer because the top has a 28ft radius and the back has a 15ft radius. ( top and back are pictured in their radius dishes ) This won&...
Some progress shots of my newest archtop. Most archtops are 17in at the lower bout, this one is 13in. This guitar was started before Christmas. Work stopped to build a mando and started again Jan. 9. I’m pretty happy with the time, 8 ho...
I didn’t get any photos of the fretting. The fingerboard is stuck to the fret scale template with double sided tape. The notches in the template index on a pin in the mitre box. Too easy, this scale is mando/ banjo. My others are guitar ...