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ruby@magpage.com
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Wedding gift

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Just finished a project. My lovely daughter got married and I made them a wedding gift. They live in a 750 ft2 apartment in Manhattan, NY, with floor space at a premium, so we settled on a wall cabinet. I had never fully appreciated the design of James Krenov, but scrolling through cabinet images for inspiration, some of them hit me. My daughter repairs guitars, so how about a bit of guitar influence in the cabinet? It would be real easy to carry this whole thing too far, so I tread(ed?) lightly

1) here is what I came up with. My inspiration was Gibson's early arch topped guitars. The veneer was put on with a hand powered vacuum pump which was cheap and would be great for a few luthiery jobs like bridge and brace gluing

2) The back is Sitka Spruce from Alaska Specialty Woods and I put a sunburst on it

3) The pulls are Brazilian Rosewood radiused to 16" on both sides with fretwire for a grip

I am in the habit of taking a lot of shots with my guitars so I can do next time what I did this time (or avoid it), so here are too-many shots of this thing. Great fun doing coopered doors and veneering for the first time.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/ ... 524329895/

Ed
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Re: Wedding gift

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Really nice. No doubt she will enjoy the cabinet for a long time.
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nice job love that figure
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Nice!
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Beautiful ED, but where are the strings?
Any wedding pics?
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Thanks all for the comments
They were married at an 1850's lighthouse sticking out into the Hudson River at Saugerties NY.

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Re: Wedding gift

Post by Diane Kauffmds »

Beautiful job Ed. Congratulations on her marriage.
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