Nothing is as satisfying as laying a good stock of timber. Friday I bought 1.1 m3 of Victorian Blackwood from the Otway Ranges, backing boards from a veneer mill. Most of it will be resawn into back, sides and tops for guitars, mandolins and ukule...
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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 was the “Strum the Ukulele” display at the Creative Cultural Community”s presence at the recent Jobs Expo in Brisbane. The first month we built and decorated kit ukes for the Salvation Army. Now we build the instruments fro...
After four years of retirement I’m back in harness teaching ukulele making from scratch. Alvin teaches steel pan making. Jonathan (sitting at the front)teaches digital and Rodrigo plays guitar. We only work three days a week. This jobs fair ...
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. ...