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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

No, I just have a lot of spare oak and no sideboard unit ! and i refuse to go to ikea or anywhere else where the devil makes 'furniture'

firstly I must apologise to all my current customers for being so selfish as to not work on their guitars on this bank holiday weekend

so, I have the design mostly sorted in my head and im thinking just to finish it with danish oil.

these are the chunks of oak after I ran them across my surface planer and before I started to plank them. trust me, they are a lot bigger and heavier than they look !




then I introduced them to the bandsaw !



and then there were planks....






Next comes thicknessing and then biscuit jointing... then I need to start ripping wood for the carcass. Im thinking about putting ash doors on it with a walnut inlay...

any other cabinet making enthusiasts here ?
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

You gonna swirl it and put real dimarzios in it?
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

A swirl should be good. Plus don't forget the vine inlays
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

well ya gotta put Jem handles on the doors
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

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You gonna swirl it and put real dimarzios in it?
nah, I hear the IBZ pups are great

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well ya gotta put Jem handles on the doors
not an entirely bad idea

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A swirl should be good. Plus don't forget the vine inlays
now this is really a great idea !!!! a vine on each door !

I dont know about the swirl guys, im not sure it will go with the rest of the furniture
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

i like the idea of jem handles and the vines, maybe a reversed handle so its the bit you normally cut out? and them swirl the handles, in the room colours? If your crazy, Im onboard with ya.
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I think the Jem handles and a vine pattern down the centre of each door (unless too tricky to do) could be quite tasteful and the rest keep a natural wood colour. No one would ever know unless they were into Jems
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

thanks for the suggestions guys, I must be crazy cos I like them....

this is the sketch I made earler, im thinking that swirled handles from Alan would be a cool idea ! although I may move them to the top of the door and turn them horizontally - just like the jem grip in fact
the vine along the top is already designed and is nearly 1 metre long !



Planed up and thicknessed !



biscuit Joints all cut



Clamped up the 2 halves, will clamp the complete top after the inlays and everything are done...



all ideas welcome... if anyone is actually interested I will keep posting pics of the JEM inspied furniture..
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

Great stuff, Jaden! I am very keen on woodwork myself but I have no good tools, so everything turns out quite basic but solid enough to withstand the force of a nuclear blast! I like chunky, heavy wooden furniture.

Looking forward to seeing your progress here.
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yeah be great to see the development pics to the final product Jaden
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If you pull on one of the handles or knobs, the inlays should glow ice blue. Or green.
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Excellent stuff mate Can't wait to see it the finished project.
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

looks cool.
maybe rootbear burnt effect to the wood?
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Oh boy !! I like that Jaden . Definately crazy , but cool.
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Re: I make something from timber which is NOT a guitar! - am I crazy?

This is gonna be neat to see! Update regularly or...else....yeah....
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