Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Milled and layed out. Still adjusting all the parts layout through, it's got very limited space for all the stuff I need to squeeze into it.

Monday, December 27, 2010


This project was made as a lesson and a christmas gift.. Here's Johan inspecting his own work.

Tinture cabinet.

A wall mounted cabinet for tinctures. Birch.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Can you tell?


Got the crack closed and the bearing edge cut. Next is more cleanup as and then a rubber foot.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The culprit.

The piece that causes me so much distress.. Some engineers short sighted solution to a problem. Notice the mushroomed shoulder on the groove. Metal on metal never makes for a good bushing.

My least favorite part of my job.

Machine maintenance. My planer stopped raising and lowering the other day right in the middle of a job. I just finished tearing apart the planer and now am waiting for the new parts to arrive in the mail.

Try number 2

Tried regular wood glue to get it closed, but the internal stress of the wood was too strong. It popped as son as I got the clamps off. This time I'm using System Three epoxy. This should hold...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Glued and clamped the crack back down.


Cleaned old glue away from the crack.


This is the crack. It's been fixed once, but now needs something more permanent.

Djembe Repair

Mamadou Kone's great grandfather made this drum. Mamadou has played on it since he was a boy, now it's in need of repair. I'll be trimming the edge, fixing a crack and cleaning it thoroughly. Then adding a rubber foot.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Planer problems

Just started planing the wood for the lap steel and my planer takes a dive on me. Now I have a rebuild to manage before I can continue building the guitar, or any other project for that matter...

Lap steel guitar

Here is the start of the new lap steel guitar. Locally grown walnut slab.

Friday, December 10, 2010