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Side Projects

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by PDX Rich, Jan 17, 2016.


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  1. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    it is funny how many side projects come up when all I really want to do is start on my next two bass guitar builds...

    In this case, I built a backsplash/accent wall out of 1/2" stock hardwoods my wife had purchased last year. This was her idea, and I did the grunt work, including, cutting, sanding down to 320 and finishing with 5 coats of tru oil.

    Post your side projects here? If you want. Display a touch of skill, and these things happen, apparently. ...

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    Purpleheart, paduak, cherry and noble fir.
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    Yep. Look at all those neck blanks....

    7 hours of cutting and sanding. It came out awesome though!!
     

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  2. rufus.K

    rufus.K Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    You're the Carl Thompson of backsplashes
     
  3. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Haha!

    Maybe the CT of sanding purpleheart, but my backsplash work pales in comparison. :p
     
  4. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Love it!
     
  5. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Here's a set of decorative oars I made for our cabin room...

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    And the kitchen table I refinished and topped with epoxy leftover from a fret less fingerboard!

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  6. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    This weekend, we are building a walk-in cooler for our cidery. As soon as our equipment is ready, and TTB and OLCC approve us, we will have tasty booze on tap at various locations in the Portland metro area. Yay!

    I just finished moving this from the street to the patio. It'll be built in the basement starting tomorrow.

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  7. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    We made good progress today. Got the materials moved to basement (those green board 1/2" 4X8s are a bear to maneuver down 1920 cellar stairs!), the base, back wall and insulation in.

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    Tomorrow morning, I need to joint some offcut pressure-treated 2x6" boards to 1/4" furring strips to even out discrepencies on the joists to make for a squared ceiling. I'll set a feather board fore of the table saw blade (1/4") and ride the jointed side of the boards against the fence for my offcut furring strips.
     
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  8. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Made a cutting board for Mom.
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    Made a cool hook to hang my headphones on.
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    Made a wooden mallet.
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    And I made a big decision.
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  9. rufus.K

    rufus.K Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    2 out of 3 ain't bad
     
  10. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Love those! Coolest mallet I've ever seen as well :)
     
  11. redboy1975

    redboy1975

    Apr 24, 2011
    Sorrento
    Im probably going to steal that Mallett idea from you , it's beautiful !
     
  12. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    If you want a mallet that will last a lifetime, you can't really beat those woods.

    And HaMMerHeD, congrats!
     
  13. ...Or to kill a Klingon with.
     
  14. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Thanks! It was a fun afternoon build. Its hollow and filled with BBs, so it's a deadblow.

    Have at it! I can send you the CAD design if you want.

    Thanks. It's purpleheart, katalox, rock maple, and Peruvian walnut.

    It's a multifunction device.
     
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  15. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Ahhh, I love the BB-fill idea. I also thought the katalox was some figured paduak. Now I have yet another project to plan....gahhhhh :p
     
  16. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Working on some tap handles for my cidery.

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    Resawed some ziricote.

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    Glue up! Paduak/cherry, ziricote/cherry. May get a rosewood/purpleheart going if I can find my other clamps.
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    Will make a MDF template tomorrow. It is basically a simplified and thin version of one of my headstock designs.

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  17. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Cut and rough sanded.

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  18. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Just need to get the logos set up for the shape, print and then go through that great waterslide decal tutorial that in in this forum.

    Cut and routed two more tap handles out of a walnut mill end today.

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  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Actually, you can beat those woods. That's kinda the point. :woot:
     
  20. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Ok. Up to five. Got the inserts in and sanded to 320. That's enough for now!

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