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Blog entry by Texcaster posted 01-11-2014 01:37 AM 818 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet will hold basses and guitars in cases.

Euro beech framing, cherry and chilean myrtle panels. The rails are cut from one large board, kept in sequence as is the cherry in the top panels. The grain in the top panels changes direction. The Myrtle will be hand carved to achieve irregular lines and painted. The tribal art of Papua New Guinea has a big influence on the work I do. I love it. The feet are a nod to Leo Fender. The framing is 27mm thick, the stiles and rails are slot mortised to a depth of 55mm each, tenons 110mm. Square shoulders.

mock up of carving

Other possible carvings

Kelly Slater wins the Volcom Fiji Pro and Elvis has a cup of Joe.

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.



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#1 posted 01-12-2014 02:55 PM

fun stuff… interesting to see what you are working on

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 11:59 PM

Very beautiful work Bill. I would love to see the carving in progress and when finished. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

That is a humongous barrel Slater is in; standing tall, arms outstretched. Damn.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 12:33 AM

Cheers fellas,

I’m going to keep posting this one till completion. Yeah, Slater does pretty good for a 41 year old….” Flordoon!”

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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