DIY Guitar Messing About (2 Viewers)

  • Thread starter GO
  • Start date
  • Replies 462
  • Views 13K
  • Watchers 4

seanc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2013
Messages
2,253
Ah no.

I mean yes, I am in engerland. I don't really want to take your 20 year old off your hands. Not right now at least. The real busy time has passed anyway. Maybe in September.

But I have other, personal drama's to attend to.
 

GO

Now Is Go
Supporter
Thread starter
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
26,317
Solutions
1
Location
Life
i had an idea for stacking eggcups recently, managed to finish the first go at the idea last night. i had been hoping to make a little 'cap' for the stack but the piece of stock i was using was just long enough for the eggcups themselves.

View attachment 16047
View attachment 16048
View attachment 16049
This is a fucking winner. Get these on the late late show..a birra Irish branding..you could make some serious poke. Train Antos yunflit to make em for ya.

In fact get them off the internet
 

seanc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2013
Messages
2,253
This is a fucking winner. Get these on the late late show..a birra Irish branding..you could make some serious poke. Train Antos yunflit to make em for ya.

In fact get them off the internet
These are all actually very good ideas.
 

ann post

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Oct 13, 2002
Messages
25,485
Solutions
1
Location
Internment Explorer sp3
They are cool. I agree, take them off the internet.

I've been swamped in house repairs and my workshop is essentially a storage point at the minute. In the realm of DIY it's somewhat disconcerting to look at. The only thing i've done that isn't fixing crap since whatever i posted here last was 'make' a whiteboard to remember stuff to do.

You know what makes a really handy whiteboard? A picture frame from a charity store with some white paper stuck into it.

That's where i'm at anywhooooo
 

magicbastarder

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2006
Messages
10,414
Website
stroma.org
actually, the hardest bit of making an eggcup seems to be getting the shape right internally. so the egg sits correctly. good thing the EU formalised the actual shape of eggs.
 

JohnnyRaz

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
6,400
Location
drifting arround
what did you get? i don't think the one i have has a 'fine side' option (haven't used it in years) but it's about 60 or 70 years old probably.

Sorry - one of the Japanese rasps you were on about. Pretty deadly. I’m amazed how smooth the fine side of the saw can get - compared with a regular rasp. Can borrow it sometime if you want to give it a spin
 

JohnnyRaz

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
6,400
Location
drifting arround
is that a crack in the wood near the bottom? i.e. overhanging the drawer handles?

lots of surface cracks - wood is actually quite fibrous/dry. that's basically made of four pieces of the plank you gave me stuck together. I think I'll get away with it - only area of concern is where I'll mount the controls. I was going to do a rear rout, but I'm short on space. I'll have to layout the brigde and pickup mounts to get a sense of how best to work it once I've done a bit more shaping.
 

JohnnyRaz

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
6,400
Location
drifting arround
lots of surface cracks - wood is actually quite fibrous/dry. that's basically made of four pieces of the plank you gave me stuck together. I think I'll get away with it - only area of concern is where I'll mount the controls. I was going to do a rear rout, but I'm short on space. I'll have to layout the brigde and pickup mounts to get a sense of how best to work it once I've done a bit more shaping.

I spent 30mins this morning pushing teak shavings into cracks to fill them.... this 'distressed look' may not be all its cracked up to be
 

JohnnyRaz

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
6,400
Location
drifting arround
i've come across that with tropical hardwoods before - you don't get nice long shavings when working with them, more a cloud of raspy dust.

ah - I think it was the decade in your father in laws back garden that was the culprit here! and it has a cool grain pattern, so will look decent when finished
It will work though - just might need some judicious filling in places. The worst crack will be along the join at the back - I've a wild idea of chopping it out an putting a piece of stripwood along it. (i'll probably just wang in some filler)
 

Users who are viewing this thread

21 Day Calendar

Stoat
The Roisin Dubh
Galway, Ireland
Anvil
The Grand Social
35 Liffey St. Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland
Destroyer
The Button Factory
Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Vultures You Know album launch with Crowhammer
The Thomas house
86 Thomas St, Saint Catherine's, Dublin, Ireland
Angel Olsen
Vicar Street
Vicar St, Saint Catherine's, Dublin, Ireland
Jake Xerxes Fussell @ Whelan's
Whelan's
25 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin, D02 H527, Ireland

Latest Activity

Loading…

We're listening to...

  • Henki
    Cooksonia
    Richard Dawson feat. Circle
    Henki

Support thumped.com

Support thumped.com and upgrade your account

Upgrade your account now to disable all ads... If we had any... Which we don't right now.

Upgrade now

Latest posts

Trending Threads

Latest threads

Top