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Here's a look at my next project

 
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ranman



Joined: 23 Aug 2004
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Location: Red Lion, PA

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Here's a look at my next project Reply with quote

Here is another project I have going. It's sort of an experimental, work on my skills sort of project.

My first body from scratch.
I found a big slab of poplar 14" wide. 2" thick and long enough for 3 bodies. It has a sort of ugly dark stripe of heartwood running down one side. I also had some rough Black Walnut I bookmatched. I decided to cap both the front and back. To reduce the weight I cut some holes as you can see in the pic. I also cut the control cavity which will be rear routed with a wood cover to be made later. I got the weight down from almost 7lbs to just over 5lbs.
The walnut was not quite wide enough to cover so I decided to add the maple stripe down the center. It has a little flame so it should look nice when finished. I will be trying the epoxy grain fill for the first time.
This is the body I was working on when i got bit by my router so I have some tear-out to fill which means I will be doing an opaque finish on the sides. Not sure what color yet.

I think it's calling to me to do a double binding. This will be my first attempt at binding Shocked . Hope Murphy stays away Wink . I'm leaning toward cream color but am taking a poll for your opinions.

Here are some pics. It has some wild grain patterns on the front. Should look interesting.

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Lon



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the cream binding will be a subtle contrast to the walnut and would look great. I've always liked the walnut/maple contrast. The bookmatching and the burl/3D, will make for a great looking axe.
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Naked Clarke



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is some beautiful walnut. I recently bought some ash and plan to do my first body soon. How do you plane the edges so that you get a seemless fit and what do you use for glue and clamping? Will you make a neck too?

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brewerpaul



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd try to match the light wood color with your binding-- cream.
Maybe you could veneer the sides to cover up the router bites to maintain that beautiful all-wood look. Nice work so far.
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ranman



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys,

I ordered cream binding today.

brewerpaul - Good idea about the veneer. I'm gonna look into that. I think I have some rolls of white oak veneer strips araound here somewhere.

Clarke - I have a jointer in my shop to prep the edges for glue-up. I use original Titebond glue and have a crapload of various wood clamps, bar clamps and C-clamps.
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