|Project by Cubby||posted 08-04-2011 02:17 PM||1788 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I made this chest as a gift to a boyhood friend, George, who restored my vision. Not only is he a gifted eye surgeon, he is the best lead guitarist I know.
The chest construction follows, roughly, a recent “Fine Woodworking” article. The body and stand are Pennsylvania cherry, the front is of oak and the drawer bottoms of mahogany. The inlay work and the guitar parts (sitka spruce and brazilian rosewood) are scraps from the Martin Guitar Co. factory which is located about five miles from my home. The guitar is a replica of the Martin D-28 (see mine in one photo).
Dovetails, chamfers and carving were cut using hand tools only, and NO sandpaper. The project, from start to finish took eight months to complete, just in time for George’s band, Alibi, 30th year reunion.
(apologies for the lack of a full view of the chest. I seem to lack the editing skills to manipulate pixels.)
-- Ron Baird, Pennsylvania, WINDGAP375@aol.com "WORK HARD, BE GOOD, HAVE FUN"