EDIT: Here it is:
Here we go, a harp mic for Tennessee Toddy.
It starts with an old slab of wood from the cotton gin at historic Hopson Plantation.
Any blues fan would love to have something made from this vintage cypress.
I sliced it up on the table saw and glued up 4 blanks.
Clamped em up and set in the sun to dry.
Four chunks of potential...
Ready for the lathe
On your mark
We have a winner!
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Rain cooled down the shop, I stole a few minutes to trim the rough ends and square up the shell
And feed my curiosity...
Any thoughts, comments or questions?
Wetted the wood to raise the grain before hand sanding
Used the tip How to find the center of a dowel or circle
from Ted's Mad Scientist Lab group
Small guide holes to ensure bigger forstner bit holes are drilled dead center later.
These are only an inch or so deep, the bigger holes will meet up somewhere inside.
Edges sanded round!
Marked for the cap screws and grill opening.
I love my Forstner bits!
First big hole, 4 mounting holes, countersunk and first sanding.
Tele style jack cup.
Awesome work Ted! Can't wait to see it done!
also great trick in matching the grain, I thought it was a solid piece at first glance
Sliced the top off and started to hollow inside.
Cap fitted, just needs black screws and a thin veneer between pieces so the grain lines up better to compensate for the kerf of the bandsaw blade.
Details, details, details...
Ready to make a finish decision, any suggestions? Check out the pic of color choices - scroll up above.
Final sanding and finish has to be done before the grill cloth gets installed, then on to the electronics...