Been a bit knackered recently, blood sugar was behaving like a shithead (nothing to do with me eating chip butties and Liquorice Allsorts. No sirree...) which makes me tired. Tiredness leads to inactivity, inactivity makes blood sugar higher, high blood sugar leads to tiredness and on it goes. Anyway, back on a diet so my … Continue reading The Shooting Board
(You have to say the title of this post in a Hervé Villechaize voice) Made a start on making a shooting board today. Rummaged around and found lengths of oak of the same thickness to save a lot of of work bringing them all down to size, got three pieces to make up a decent … Continue reading The Plane, Boss! The Plane!
I decided it would be best to make a decent shooting board rather than just cobble something together from whateve bits of MDF I had lying around. I have the English oak I got from British Hardwoods so that will make a decent one, I hope. Looking for videos on YouTube on a suitable version … Continue reading Sharpening New Tools
I wasn't totally happy with the template I made last week so I remade it again but better, cut nicks at the widest points of the upper and lower bouts, marked it as definitive and lathered it in many coats of shellac sanding sealer: I also came to the conclusion that using bog standard softwood … Continue reading Slooooow
No, I don't mean Progress the laughably unpopular Blairite faction of the Labour Party, much as I would like to take a selection of very sharp woodworking tools to them. I mean progress as in I've actually got a bit done. I got the half plantilla drawn and cut out the other day, today I … Continue reading A Bit More Progress
Been feeling rough as a badger's nadgers of late, turns out I've been anaemic again so while I was out of action I got to thinking and realised that seeing as I had to start over and make a new solera I might as well make a plantilla template I'm 100% happy with. The template … Continue reading Dissatisfaction
... Fucking wasted. As you may know, I had a solera made, sealed and ready to use and was about ready to start actual guitar making. Had a few quick things to first but was basically ready. Gave the solera a quick check with a straight edge to see if it needed tweaking and th … Continue reading All That Time and Effort…
I had time to start on some new templates this afternoon. Made the half plantilla and got it smooth and rounded and used that to cut a full outline/plantilla to make the bracing template. The half plantilla is made from 3.2mm ply which I found at an online model making supplies place, the full shape … Continue reading A Quick POst
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