Monday, March 4, 2019

Belt Buckle

Created another belt buckle. This features Macassar Ebony (I think), maple binding, aluminum and black epoxy. The inlay is a logo of a school and will be auctioned off at a fundraiser. I finished it with Tru Oil. Applying light layers, building it up, then leveling with 0000 steel wool, and then applying more. 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Ukulele Construction

This is a cool opportunity to use those small scraps and other unused pieces hanging around in the shop. You can build these out of anything you want. I recently was a part of a demo project at work. We were taking down a gazebo that had been there for decades. As I was tearing off these cedar shingles I thought to myself, "these may make good top material." Well we will see.

Concert Ukulele Construction Project

                                                               Walnut back material
Sides bent
Rossette in

Shaping top braces


Hemlock top

Sunday, April 22, 2018

BeetleKill Jr. auctioned for school fundraiser

A 1920's themed auction set the mood for the school fundraiser this year. The Beetlekill Jr. was an item for the silent auction and raised some money for a great cause. All the guests were dressed up which made it even more fun.  

                                                       BeetleKill Jr. Serial #2001318

Saturday, March 10, 2018