|Project by Texcaster||posted 03-22-2015 03:03 AM||1775 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is what I did last week with a sheet of 25mm ply and Western Red Cedar.
Tooling up to make flat top guitars.
I have a spindle molder to make doors and moldings, my router table needs are very basic.
The blue is an experiment with carpenters chalk under shellac. I tried this combination at the very end of my archtop build. I like the color, the ease and the control. http://lumberjocks.com/Texcaster/blog/47633
Two Radius Dishes, 28ft and 15ft.
Compass plane to make the jigs, gouge and double convex plane for waste removal. Back to the compass plane to true the dish and a radius sanding arm to finish. The corners are checked out to fit in the go bar deck. The radius dishes I borrowed are commercial ones made of 25mm MDF and degrade a bit every time they are used.
Binding Jig and Guitar Cradle.
The counter balanced router carriage will rise and fall with the tapered guitar sides and make a binding channel 90 deg. to the sides.
Go Bar Deck
A bit of 11th hour furniture detailing at the top and bottom. I can’t help myself, if I have to live with this stuff I want it to at least be amusing. No matter how many instruments I end up making, I’m really just an old furniture maker at heart.
The corner blocks and ply make a 65mm glue joint. The deck I borrowed was just 18mm ply and threaded rod, very flimsy.
The red ply on the top is a color sample to see if shellac sticks to spray paint and a support for a bad start on the first dish. My radius dishes will have this finish.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.