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eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:21am PT
Hey, strange. . . long time!

Taylor?

HOW COOL IS THAT!

Bob Taylor is a TRIPPER!

That must have been FUN for you!

A N D . . . NICE KNIVES!

oxox

MerryChristmas! (YerGonnaDie!)

:-)
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Dec 12, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Yeah eKat, bob is an interesting guy. It was quite unnerving when he would come down to the shop, and use the bench next to me to assemble a guitar once a week. I appreciated that he still took the time to build one once and awhile,just to get a hands on look at how they were coming along. Also, every single one wouldn't pass final inspection, and would need a little massaging the next day. It always gave me a laugh seeing the one he did with little sticker arrows on it, noting what needed rework.

Awesome company, and great people there. I'd love to go back there some day.

The knife handles are all from scrap cut offs that I got from there as well.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Dec 12, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
Thanks for sharing that stuff eKat. I just spent some time drooling over the guitar gallery too :)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 12, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Hey, strange. . . Blanchard's here and I told him your story about Bob. . . HE CRACKED UP!

LOVE IT!

And. . . Nut. . . you're welcome about the Chladni stuff. . . I think you'd appreciate Blanchard's little PDF on his lecture. . . it's pretty cool.

Glad you checked out the gallery. . . it's rare to find guitars that are both beautiful and great sounding . . . his are both.

:-)

KEEP THE MAGIC ALIVE, DADZ!

oxox
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 12, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Hey, strange. . . check these out. . .they were Blanchard's first foray into knife making (after having built lots of tools). . . they were a full blown surprize Christmas pemmie (that's eKat for present) to me at least 15 years ago.

The handles are Brazilian rosewood.

The blades are one of the saw blades from the original lumber mill in Mammoth - from the late 1800s.

LOVE THEM!

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Here's an interesting story about that boning knife. We were having dinner out on the deck at Tamarack one night and we made a huge mess with corn husks. And in act of grabbing them all and stuffing them in a trash bag Blanchard inadvertently grabbed that boning knife and threw it away. The next day I figured out that the knife was missing and we tore the front yard apart hopin' it had been flicked out in the gorgeous high mountain wildflowers. Then. . . BAM. . . it dawned on us that it musta gone to the dumpsters in town. . . so Blanchard fired down there and dug through them and actually found our trash bag, opened it up. . . and VOILA! there was the boning knife.

We crack up about that, to this day!

I'm so glad he found it. . . the set just wouldn't be the same without that cool shaped boning knife.

:-)
treez

Trad climber
99827
Dec 12, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
I have a few layin around.....

Credit: treez

Credit: treez

I use the factory insert as a template. Bolt it onto my piece with 8/32's where the levelers are gonna go, rough it out on the bandsaw and finish up with a flush cutter on a router or the shaper.

Credit: treez

Credit: treez

Credit: treez

I like to use the hex key levelers when I can (salvaged and purchased), but GOBT or edge banding works too.

Credit: treez

Countertop scrap is sweet, but thick. That's what the other template is for.


Oak = sweet
Poplar = OK
HDPE = ok/sweet
Countertop scrap = rad


Found my chains!!!11!!!!

Credit: treez

Happy people

Credit: treez
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
I WAS building this...as a former Paramedic/Navy Corpsman, it's a first for me. Started in July 2012, finished July 25, 2013:

Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 13, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
Here's another quicky shop tool that doesn't look like much but is worth it's weight in gold.

I'm gluing a top frame piece onto a bed rail, and don't want to worry about glue squeeze out in the inside corner; cleaning it with a wet rag and then light sanding is a PITA. Grab a piece of scrap hardwood and pre-drill for a flat head, straight slot wood screw. Twist the screw in the hole until it protrudes about 1/8" and your done!

Beading tool. Patent not pending.
Beading tool. Patent not pending.
Credit: Edge

To use, use the wood block as a fence, hold it so the slot in the screw head is perpendicular to the wood, and pull it towards you. The tapered bottom of the screw head keeps it on track, and it cuts very quickly. I used it here to make a "gutter" to catch the excess glue and save me clean-up, but it also works well to make a decorative bead if you round off the outside edge of the board with a hand plane or sandpaper.

Groovin'
Groovin'
Credit: Edge
(Biscuit slots were only to help keep the 81" long joint in alignment for glue-up. They are otherwise unnecessary.)

No glue squeeze out!  No mess, no cursing!
No glue squeeze out! No mess, no cursing!
Credit: Edge

You can easily adjust the setback of the groove by turning the screw in or out.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Dec 15, 2013 - 01:15am PT

turn's out this video show's you tools which show how were building chip's!
soo, I kinda showed you what were and how were building the chip.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 16, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Whew! One of two elliptical-section legs for a queen sized bed is glued and drying. The shop heat is cranked up to 75 degrees to facilitate the curing process, and my hands feel about to blister from cranking the screws. The leg arches measure 65" wide at the base X 18 1/2" high.

Clamping up.
Clamping up.
Credit: Edge

Bed leg arch.
Bed leg arch.
Credit: Edge

After this one, I'm not looking forward to the second one tomorrow.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Edge, no vacuum bag?

Cool trick with the screw for the glue gutter; a new one!

Zero tolerance saw insert? Who'd a thunk? ;-) (got 'em on the band saw, too)

'Ipe Clips' for the new deck. They come with stainless screws. What's next, sliced bread?
Credit: Reilly


The white gunge is end grain sealer. The boards already have a coat of
Messmer's oil so when I cut them to length I slather on the gunge.
Credit: Reilly
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 16, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Even with clips, well, especially with clips, pre drill your ipe. Always. And wax your end grain.

Edit; nevermind about the sealing of end grain, you've got that covered.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Brandon, yer preachin' to the choir, but there might be some parishioners
in the house so well said! ;-)

And on the subject of clamps, did I mention I luv me some Festool clamps?
Bessey makes their version, too. The skinny metal end slips into places
no others will.

Credit: Reilly
squishy

Mountain climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 05:48pm PT








Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Edge, no vacuum bag?

Not for this, it's 7 layers of 1/4" resawn cherry and I wanted to personally escort it into shape. I'll break it out for laying up and veneering the curved headboard though.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Yes, that is the problem with bags - you think you've gotten it in there correctly, but no!

Oh, and the reason I've posted so frequently is because it is SO FLIPPING HOT*
out there and I keep coming in for a break! Yeah, I know, spare you my problems.

*Like, 80F?
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
#158
#158
Credit: wilbeer

#158,framed ,sided,trimmed.

Beautiful reclaimed siding from http://pioneermillworks.com
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Here's another quicky shop tool that doesn't look like much but is worth it's weight in gold.

I'm gonna use that one for sure!

Thanks!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 16, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Yes, that is the problem with bags - you think you've gotten it in there correctly, but no!

I could barely bend the individual laminations by hand into the curve, and while the bag would do it easily, I was worried that the bag would draw together under the stack and over the form. Besides, tightening all those hand screws by hand will make me the hit of the party when it comes time to open the pickle jars.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Dec 17, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Ah yes, lamination wars and years of lofting, jigging, glueing and clamp till you cramp endeavors!
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Credit: guido
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