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tonyturley

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I thought I'd start a thread for those of us who enjoy woodworking and photography both, as I didn't see anything similar in the forums. Here we have more music in the making, a tenor ukulele and a baritone ukulele. Warm-up projects for my dream build, a replica of a 1940 Gibson L-00, which will have a soundboard made from old growth Red Spruce harvested right here in the mountains of my home state over 30 years ago.

Also, I'm told Brazilian coffee is quite good. I'm saddened to say the coffee cup did not contain Brazilian coffee.

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tonyturley

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Scott Depot, WV, USA
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I've never been very adept at using hand planes, but I've been practicing. The hour I spent making paper thin shavings roll from this Maple/Walnut neck lamination was far more satisfying than the 5 minutes it would have taken me to true the lamination on my table saw - and I didn't need ear plugs. I still use power tools when it is more advantageous, but tonight I just wanted to hear the hiss of the #7 plane as it glided across the wood.

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I'm not the caliber of craftsman @tonyturley is, but I do enjoy woodworking. Last year I decided to remodel my apartment's bathroom. My career was in the interior design field, so I have experience in some of the construction and finishes trades, but never built a cabinet before. For my first, I think it turned out pretty good. I always liked vanities that looked like they were once a dresser. I thought about buying a dresser and converting it, but could never find one the right size. And ready-made dresser style vanities were WAY too expensive for me.

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tonyturley

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Some more work on the baritone uke. I prefer side sound ports in my instruments, with some sort of wood trim, so I cut an oval from Black Walnut using my mini router and a set of templates. I had to lap the oval ring to the contour of the uke's upper bought, trace around it, then cut and sand a hole to get it to fit. Much easier to describe than to do. Lots of sanding, cutting, and more sanding over a two day period, but the results were worth it.

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tonyturley

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Scott Depot, WV, USA
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Some nice progress over the past few days. Installed the Rosewood bindings on the smaller tenor, fitted and trimmed most of the braces in the baritone soundboard, and installed the kerfed linings on the top side of the baritone body. Next is carving and fitting the tenor neck that is sitting next to the body. The tenor will likely be finished well before the baritone; it's much less complicated than the baritone.

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