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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:26 am 
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I'm mostly a lurker but I thought y'all might like this.

This is #4 or #5, depending (I have 2 in progress on the bench).
The first 3 have been kit builds with minor modifications, and this one has my first moves towards scratch building.

I got a beautiful plank of red oak a few years back, perfectly quartersawn with great ray fleck. I put it in the "special" wood pile.
After some practice, I resawed it into two sets of sides and a back set. First time for that. Those sets sat around for a year or so until I was ready to put them to use.

I built myself a thickness sander based on some ideas I saw on the web. Got the back and sides down to workable numbers.

Did a little finish test on a leftover piece of the oak. Stain wiped on, sanded back a bit, and a wipe of clear. I really like how this looks.
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Joined the back with a walnut center strip.

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Building a neck to use. Walnut with a center strip of quilted maple. Walnut head plate. The walnut should echo the binding, center strip, and bridge.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:28 am 
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Bent my first set of sides on a pipe. Quartersawn oak bent way easier than expected. Bent up some walnut strips for binding too.

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I'd like to thank John for the videos on YouTube and this forum.
And the regular posters for sharing their knowledge.

Stay tuned, I ought to have the box closed up shortly.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:06 am 
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thanks for the kind words and I am sure many will enjoy watching your progess

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