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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:57 pm
by joppo
Neck on for the first time today! :D Mounted the hardware to see how it feels. It seems to be pretty nicely balanced, so very happy with that. Still a lot of work to go on the body, but today was a great day!
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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:05 pm
by foal30
Well done that man!

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:11 am
by beagle
Looks the business Nev!

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:55 pm
by john
Fantastic work, but March was a while ago so any updates?

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:38 pm
by joppo
Yep.... some photos soon! :D

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:47 pm
by joppo
A long overdue update. Just on photo but it shows a lot of progress. I wasn’t happy with the join line between top and bottom so decided to ‘bind’ it with some mahogany veneer I found. It’s less than 1mm thick so had to get a special router bit to cut a channel for it. It wasn’t too hard to bend to shape after a good soak in hot water. Once that was glued in place, routed the sharp edges down to a nice curve. Finally, I got to use the awesome little shaping plane I bought for this project to hit away a a space for my middle-aged gut. It was a delight to use and made fast work to get the right shape. A few minutes with a scrapper and it looks fantastic
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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:10 pm
by beagle
Man that's fantastic. Looks really nice. And what a great little plane!

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:00 am
by cjj
Wow, looks like a lot of work! I'm sure it's gonna be great when you finish it...
8)

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:20 pm
by john
Awesome work, it looks so pro

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:29 pm
by joppo
Got to keep the momentum going and get it finished!

Here I've done a test bend on an off-cut of veneer. The radius on the horn is pretty tight. Boiling for 5 minutes softens it nicely. I think there is a little fault in the veneer on the bottom which has lifted off. Should be fine so long as I do a good job selecting the bit that gets bent there
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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:53 pm
by cjj
What kind of wood is the veneer ?

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
by joppo
It is mahogany. Spoils my brief to user on NZ natives, but it is recycled and it is so thin I’ve granted myself an exemption :lol:

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
by joppo
It is mahogany. Spoils my brief to user on NZ natives, but it is recycled and it is so thin I’ve granted myself an exemption :lol:

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
by joppo
It is mahogany. Spoils my brief to user on NZ natives, but it is recycled and it is so thin I’ve granted myself an exemption :lol:

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:45 pm
by joppo
Mahogany binding done all the way around. I've given it a coat of french polish (contains shellac) to show the warmth of colour it will end up with. I also shows me where I need to do some more sanding. The neck is now properly mounted. Starting to look real good!
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