I re-handled a knife. A local customer had a Randall blade that he had bought and put a handle on years ago. He wasn’t thrilled with his job, so he asked me to see what I could do with it.
I neglected to take a “before” picture, but here’s how it looks now:
And I put a handrubbed finish on the blade.
I also finished spraying this electric ukulele. It has a mahogany body and claro walnut top. It’s hanging in my closet right now, curing. Should be done in a couple weeks, so I’ll post more pics then.
Seems like I did more than just that last week. Oh, yeah, I spent two or three days fixing and using the lawn mower. In the hottest weather thus far this year….
Hope you all have a good week. Me too. 😉
As always, thanks for reading, and your comments and questions are most welcome.
Started this one a couple months ago, and just got it done. I made it without the benefit of bending forms and heating blankets, not to mention my go-bar deck, so it was a little stretching for me. It was my first time using Super Soft, and it made bending the curly maple go so much smoother.
It’s a tenor, so tuned GCEA.
The top, back and sides are all curly maple. The neck is mahogany, the bridge and fretboard are desert ironwood.
The top has a plate under the bridge, but no fan braces. Makes me a little nervous, but it’s holding together so far…
For the bridge I tried something different. Instead of using one hole per string, and then tying them on, I drilled three holes per string, and the string is passed through each hole, locking it in place. The skinnier strings had to have a ball melted on the end, because they wanted to pull through…