Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Future Ukelele Project.

Last year, my son and I had produced a couple of instruments- an electric bass guitar and a ukelele. The bass was built from scratch with a jaguaresque body and the ukelele from a Stew-Mac kit. I'll post both when I get a chance.

Over the weekend,  we received the remnants of my Aunts' instrument after the uke vs. SUV incident. I'll bet you can't guess who won.

The body is trashed, but the neck is in good condition with a  little damage to the heal. My son likes to customize that part anyway, so this will be our next experiment. He wants to do a cutaway because it looks cool. I think a cigar box uke may in order, but we'll wait and see.

Marble Race Chair

I first saw this chair at Jeff Miller's studio here in Chicago at his yearly Lie Nielsen tool show. Luckily it was featured in his book Children's Furniture Projects.

Marble race chair.
Chair was made from walnut I had sitting around and some scrap liberated from my friends' woodworking school. It is finished in Tru-oil since I had a big bottle of it from my bass guitar project. As usual it look longer than I thought. This one will probably end up in Colorado for my grand nephew. I am hoping to make another one for the church fundraiser in the fall. Of course I will wait until the week of the fundraiser to build it.