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  1. shawnbrad

    block table

    From the album: my furniture

    eucalyptus block end table
  2. difalkner

    1st Acoustic Guitar Build

    Ok, I've mentioned this many times and it's finally to a point where I can post photos. Over the last 30 years or so I have replaced tops, backs, done fret jobs, inlay, glued braces and lining, refinished, made bridges, saddles, and nuts, replaced tuners, and all kinds of repairs, etc. but this is the first guitar I've built from scratch. I cut all the wood for this including resawing the back/sides/top, cutting the binding and bracing from lumber or billets, etc. Along the way I've designed and built my own modular cantilever side bending fixture that will accommodate sizes from Jumbo down to 0, possibly smaller like a Ukulele. I'll post photos of the side bending fixture later and also built all the forms, fixtures, templates, and jigs for the build. I started the build a couple of years ago just working an hour in the evening, sometimes two, and some on weekends, but I put it aside and didn't touch it for about 8 months. I'll tell you ahead of time that it sounds good, is bright, has great sustain, and plays very easily with good action. But it may be a while before I make a video of it being played. Back and sides - Honduras Mahogany Top and bracing - Sitka Spruce Neck - African Mahogany with Maple and Honduras Mahogany center pieces Headstock, rosette, arm bevel, heel cap, and tail wedge - Walnut burl Headstock inlay - Zebrawood Fingerboard, bridge - East Indian Rosewood Binding, purfling - Zebrawood and Maple Sound port lining - Macassar Ebony Solid lining - Honduras Mahogany Side braces - Honduras Mahogany Finish - Shellac (French polish), measured just over 1 mil at the bridge The neck is bolted on and I devised a way for it to be completely removable. It can go from tuned to pitch to neck off in about 5 minutes. In the week that the guitar has been tuned to pitch it is holding its tuning as good as my other guitars. The intonation still needs some minor tweaking but I'll play it a while before working on it again. Assuming I like it enough to play in church I'll install a K&K Pure Mini pickup. If I decide to just play it at home and with friends I'll save the pickup for a future guitar. In the meantime, here are a few photos of the build and some of the finished guitar. Back bracing with Padauk glue strip - Top bracing - Gluing the back in place - Finished guitar. I didn't want a super high gloss finish but rather decided to do an old world vintage patina. Nothing against the super high gloss finishes but I have 5 guitars with high gloss finish and wanted this one to be different. Now that I've done it this way I like it even better than I thought I would. So feel free to comment, ask questions, critique. I have about 1,500 photos of the build and good documentation but these few photos tell the story just fine, I think, so I'll spare you the copious extras. Enjoy! David
  3. Well as nice as last week was, this week is the complete opposite. Rainy, damp and miserable. The Patriots woodturners did not let the weather deter them! @Steve Krumanaker has been busy with several projects. He is designing a clock for a demonstration at his woodturnong club. Steve made several different designs and was asking for input as to your favorite. Check out Steve's post and give him some input- Steve is also busy making a whole bunch of honey dipper/jars for a bee farm. He puts his shop made laser to work for the decorative tops. Read his post and the comments our turners offered- @Gerald has been busy as well. He recently turned a pecan bowl and with a gorgeous jade inlay. Gerald talks about the process in his post- Although not directly about turning, Gerald posted an informative topic on bearings and their numbering identification system. This data can be useful with any piece of equipment that contains bearings. I must apologize to @Jim from Easy Wood Tools for missing his post on a beautiful Bocote bowl he turned. Jim posted this on our site last week. He sure can make those Easy Wood Tools sing!! Jim claims to be a newbie turner. Hmmm, I wonder.... Member @Gene Howe sent me a link to some interesting jig/hardware for turning basket weave illusions bowls- This image is of a piece made by Bill Boehme. The link- https://www.chefwarekits.com/basket-weave-illusion-wood-burning-carving-tools/basket-weave-ilusion-diy-kit-woodturning-1.html The ChefWare Kits site has lots of great other kits, jigs and hardware. Sometime back we had a discussion about the pros and cons of spindle washers. I found this video discussing their use and the author provides some visual test data. I'll leave you to make up your own mind. I don't anyone who doesn't like a good biscuit. Mike Peace shows us how to turn a wooden biscuit cutter. Might make a nice object for those craft shows this summer. I've had a little time to play at the lathe. I started on a natural edge bowl made from a piece of the flame box elder. I have it turned and am into the sanding phase. I turned it green, to the final thickness (about 3/16", and am keeping it packed in shavings when I'm not working on it. It is drying slowly while I sand and I'm hoping there won't be too much warping. Safe turning
  4. Gerald

    Pecan W/ Inlay

    Have had the first turn of this bowl on the shelf for 3-4 years and finally getting it done. Got the second turn done on outside and decided to cut a grove and use inlace. Only had a little turcoise so ordered jade. Finished sanding today and went to 3000 with Abralon. This is done nice stuff , it makes the pecan shine.
  5. This week's 360 Woodworking audio blog is discussion with Craig Thibodeau Some awesome stuff. Interview is here https://360woodworking.com/craig-thibodeau-true-woodworking-professional-360w360-e-231/ Craig's web site with portfolio here. : http://ctfinefurniture.com/
  6. Gene Howe

    Some Eye Candy

    At the yard where I picked up some mesquite was a shop where the yard owner's work was displayed. Thought you might enjoy seeing some of it.
  7. Gerald

    Cradle

    I have PIP photos of several projects and this is one I was very proud of. This is a cradle I made for our grandson 12 years ago and he is almost as tall as me now. Mainly went by a NYW plan. I changed the rockers slightly and added a star inlay, for which I wrote him a poem which his mother framed. This is the side with finger joints cut. and shaping . This is the template I made for the star. A little practice . The finished inlay. Fit together and sanding. Rockers added Finished product Yes he did sleep in it a couple of nights. and they still have it.
  8. Gerald

    cradle med.JPG

    From the album: Furniture and tables

    Cherry cradle made from NYW plan with star inlay added.
  9. Medallion -none of the work was in veneer it was all 13/16'' stock.. the medallion surround is hand hewn black walnut... (scorped)... TS and miter trimmer for the primary tools...
  10. lew

    Inlay Tool

    Picked this up from my Google + account- The YouTube site links the additional parts demonstrating the tool (s). The web direct website is- http://www.inlayrazor.com/
  11. Well I put on my big girl panties and did the inlay- using the suggestions you all provided. I saturated the fragile piece with three applications of thin CA after covering the back of the piece with tape. Instead of doing a typical inlay with a router inlay kit, I used double sided tape to fasten the sample shape to the front side of the "carpenter's mark". Then I cut around the sample shape using a coping saw- staying well proud of the sample. To complete the inlay, I sanded it down to the same size as the sample piece. For the lid, I covered the surface with tape. I scored around the sample piece with an exacto knife. Then, using my trim router, a template and the inlay kit bushing and bit routed to out the top of the lid. Did some final fitting with sand paper and this is the result- The inlay is not pushed all the way into the recess, I need to do some more sanding on the top. I know the fit would have been better if I had used the router/inlay kit on both pieces but I don't think the piece would have survived intact even with the glue and tape. Close but certainly not perfect- Also, I fixed up the unsightly nail hole- Some more sanding, a couple of "U" shaped supports for the pen, then on to the finish. Probably use some sort of clear coat. Although, a wiping oil would probably bring out the grain.
  12. lew

    gavel display board inlay

    From the album: Old Jail Gavel

    Carpenters mark from original beam inlayed into display board
  13. Gene Howe

    Box

    From the album: Gene's Stuff

    A boulle inlay practice box.
  14. Ralph Bagnall

    Inlaid Rose

    It is supposed to be 73 here today, so after an hour or so finishing up my taxes, I will reward myself with some shop time! Currently working on a book on making Inlay Medallions. Tried a dyed rose last week. Not a bad first attempt, but somehow lost a few parts in the dying process! Ralph

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