Well, I didn’t just quit woodworking for two years. I just let that box sit. I did turn this chunk of mahogany into a bass guitar that same year, I just haven’t posted that project yet. Back to the music box. A longgggg time ago (~15 years ago) I purchased a music box mechanism to make a music box for my wife. It plays “It’s a small world” as we’ve been to Disney World a bazillion times and her favorite is the Small World” ride. Ob...
Like magic, all the mitre cuts are done. This part isn’t difficult, but it requires SUPER CAREFUL setup and no haste. Here it is folded back together. Everything looks good so far. I re tape it for glue up Only after it is all glued up do I see my small but significant error(s): My mitre cuts were a hair off. This caused small gaps along the sharpest edges. No going back now, so I decide to bevel out the edges to compensate. I am good at compen...
So, in 2014 I started the works for another box with no real idea of what I was after. I used Martin’s (BritBoxMaker) technique (see it here ) as I like to do. It’s a fantastic technique as Martin demonstrates in his work. combining Padauk with Cherry, I built the base boardwork for the mitre cuts: If you ever need justification for a drum sander, see me. I love mine and use it ALL THE TIME! I have the Jet 10/20 and I bought it about 8 years ago. I’d...
Building the frame was just straight forward woodworking, accurate measurement and square cuts. I built the frame out of cherry 1. I like cherry and how it darkens over time and 2. it was a $400 upgrade for frame on one of the commercial marimba websites. I can get cherry at a reasonable price here.The first thing is to make the two ends. Time to make the keyboard frames. This is one place where building the glockenspiel first really helped in understanding why and how important...
I have finally started on the marimba. I am following the plans I got from makeamarimba.com. They are a good plans although some times you have to translate from oz to usa english. I did a lot of searching on line on commercial marimbas and settled on padauk for the keyboard and cherry for the frame. The preferred wood for concert keyboards is rosewood. I called my hardwood supplier to get a price on rosewood when I was able to breath again I decided padauk was a good keyboard wood (most...
This build was a result of a challenge from another you-tuber named Opa Koster. I really liked the results and wanted to share the pictures and video here on lumberjocks. The bench was bought from a local antique store and was painted with some ugly green paint over the wood and cast iron. I had quite a task to remove that paint and primer from the cast iron. I liked the back cast iron piece but I envisioned a different project for it. So it has been saved it for a later project ...
I applied several coasts of clear shellac and then wet sanded and applied automotive polish and auto wax. It was very difficult to keep the paduak saw dust from bleeding onto the maple even after sealing the maple.
Haven’t worked on this project for over a week. Finished turning and now I need to seal the woodbefore I sand. The paduak sanding dust will “bleed” onto the maple if not sealed properly.
Started turning the vase (or bowl) today. This was an experiment using complementary segments in the rings. The effect did not turn out very dramatic. I like the rich color of the paduak.
I started turning the top half of the vase. After the outside was rough turned, I turned the inside. The wall thickness is almost 1/2” thick. This will leave me enough wood to shape the outside after I glue the two halves together.
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