Well, technically it’s not a cigar-box guitar because the (new) box was made for 3 small sample bottles of booze, Port to be precise. The name Amália has everything to do with a Portuguese Fado-guitar being the inspiration for this build. More detailed pictures on Triple Chaos
It’s been a while since my last woodworking project, so I’m easing back into the groove with a new file cabinet. I have a piece of junk tin cabinet in my home office that squeaks every time I open and close it. I did some serving trays in Cherry, and really liked working with it, so my new file cabinet will be Cherry. I found a photo online and liked the style so I sketched it up in Sketchup and AutoCAD. The legs are 1 3/4” x 1 3/4” and the rest of the frame is 1&...
I make a “gift basket form pallet wood. This was fun project and can’t beat free wood! This will be some of the gift baskets we give this year for Christmas. Thanks for watching! Link
Last summer, I picked up a router “table” by SKIL at a garage sale. $20 with everything BUT a router Later on, picked a B&D 1/4” Industrial all metal router. Managed to assemble the two together But, there were a couple problems. First, this thing is sitting ON my tool chest. Secondly, it is too short to set on the floor. Had some metal 3×3 from an old bed frame. Cut the two pieces down into four “legs” @ 27-1/4” long. Had some ...
After almost a month away in Europe, London and France, I am back and working on the boxes again. It was really nice to go back home as I haven’t been able to do so for 4 years. It was also nice to be back, through away the jacket and sweater, an put on the flip flops. Well, regarding the boxes. When I came back I put the already cut bone leaves in green dye and while waiting to feel up the holes in the marquetry, I started working on the inside of the boxes....
Gluing up was quite an interesting time with so many pieces to go together at once. I did the ends first then dry fitted everything to make sure all of the joints would fit up square prior to adding the glue and clamping (using the offcuts from the legs when clamping) I have added one coat of Danish Oil but need to get the lid on before I can finish the handles and add finish to them.
Further along now. Spalted maple accents around lid, hinge screw backings and rare earth magnet anchor spots done, insetting the hinges. Maybe tomorrow the finish will start to go on…..
Howdy, I’ve been working on my son’s desktop for a while now. I have a Christmas due date so I had to get a move on. The desk frame took me all weekend. That really surprised me. I imagine I could go a lot faster If I didn’t fly by the seat of my pants all the time. A plan might be helpful. Any how, I’m using rabbit joint joints for the first time and they came with a whole bundle of lessons. They didn’t come out perfect but I believe I can do better next t...
I haven’t updated this project blog for a long time, much has happened in that time so I’ll try to explain everything that’s gone on since the last update. This entry is about the miter lock joints I made in order to attach the four frames to one another. I didn’t want to show the edge grain of the mating stiles so I opted to miter the corners. In order to help me get the miters to lock together accurately, I decided to try a miter lock joint, for the first time. ...
The folks I am making the table for have two boys around the ages of 7-9 yrs. Their mom told me they are constantly swiping her paring and small steak knives to carve wood they find on their property. They are both inquisitive and artistic and are fascinated with my work. So with parental permission I am making this carving kit. Two beginner knives I got at the Greenville, SC. show, along with silica carbide powder for stropping, and Vetwrap tape for their thumbs. I made the strop, and the co...
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