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Project by robert triplett posted 06-11-2012 07:39 PM 1457 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was waiting for glue to dry on my boxes for a Blue Grass Festival and thought of making these for as well. The wood is Big Leaf Maple that Dennis Hunter and I got from a guy who had it in a storage container for 15 years. The wood is about 1 1/2” thick. The fiddle body is 12” x 11” plus a 7” handle., Kind of squished looking for more cutting surface. the Mandolin is 13” x 12” with a 7” handle. I routed an edge on each one. I have included pictures of each side because the wood is really pretty. Lots of mineral oil and later some wax.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 08:11 PM

Cool boards and you are right, the wood is really pretty!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 08:27 PM

These are cool. Very clever marketing idea there. I hope they do well at the festival.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 08:35 PM

Beautiful wood.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

#4 posted 06-11-2012 08:50 PM

Not bad Robert

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 09:01 PM

Very cool, Robert. That is some fine looking grain in that maple. It would also make great spoons!!..Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 06-11-2012 09:09 PM

Very different very cool

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 11:06 PM

Neat idea.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 06-11-2012 11:33 PM

Very cool idea and great use of beautiful wood!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 06-12-2012 02:26 AM

Geee oh Gorgeous!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 06-12-2012 03:04 AM

The boards are beautiful Robert, but, sorry, I am “drooling” over the big leaf maple!!!!!
Would love to get my hands on some more after I finished the JB I did for Ira’s wife.
It is fantastic to work with…...

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 06-12-2012 10:40 AM

That’s too beautiful to cut on!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#12 posted 06-12-2012 07:33 PM

As a builder of instruments, I have been looking around for other items. I was thinking bandsaw boxes shaped like instruments. May have to think about these boards, also. Promise to not copy you directly!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#13 posted 06-13-2012 03:34 AM

Great idea and nicely done ,also great looking wood .

-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 06-15-2012 02:44 AM

These are neat ! I have a brother who is a musician and a cook. He’d love these.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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