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A Few Bones and Spoons

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Project by NotaJock posted 12-10-2016 05:54 AM 669 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now and then I play bones and spoons at the local Old Time Fiddle jam. Here’s a couple dozen sets of bones I’ve made, Roughing out with bandsaw, then spokeshave and sandpaper, finished with BLO. Every time I come across a different hardwood I make 2-3 pair to see how they sound. If you don’t know bones see www.rhythmbones.com for more than you ever wanted to know about one of the first musical/rhythm instruments. The spoons are all avocado because I get it for free. The bottom one lives in the kitchen for tasting.
Happy Holidays.

-- Mike in SoCal





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Boatman53

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#1 posted 12-11-2016 03:43 AM

Nice to see another bones maker. I got tired of figuring out how to hold them for shaping so I made a vise/holder that made things so much easier. Of course it in turn is held in another vise.

Just simple off the shelf parts.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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NotaJock

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 04:06 PM

Ingenious, Jim.
I like it.
I’m curious, what length, width and thickness works best for you?

-- Mike in SoCal

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Boatman53

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#3 posted 12-13-2016 02:33 AM

I don’t remember Mike. I’d have to check. I know I pulled a pattern out of a book I think or an existing set of bones. It’s been at least two or three years since I made any, but I have about 8 pairs of band sawn blanks in the queue. I’ll get back to you on the dimensions.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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