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Beautiful job! BTW gunnels = Gun Whales.
After step 6 there is a video of you using a knife to shave part of the case away. If the knife slipped, you could cut yourself badly. From a safety point of view, you should never do it like this. Always work with the blade of the knife pointing away from you.Apart from that, well done, great ‘ible!
Lovely job. Will definitely be making a couple of these.Check out The Amazing Rhythm Aces- Toucan Do It Too.
Thank you! :0)
They are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing ;0)
Yes, it doesn’t sound very safe does it? I’d much prefer to screw it to the back plate, then you know it’s not going to fly off anywhere. Here’s a picture of the bowl that I made all those years ago, made from a sandwich of Teak and Maple.
I remember at school (45 years ago) that we used to turn bowls which were glued to the backplate, I think with paper inbetween. Perhaps a refresher on this technique, if you are familiar with it.
I’ve been thinking of getting a small lathe, and your instructable has given me a greater understanding of the turning processes. Thank you. Great job!
Hi, nice instructable. I must put you right on a couple of points though. I have been a plumber for over 40 years, and we never ever use silver solder. Lead based is the one we use and as you rightly say has a lower melting point making it easier to use and it’s also a lot cheaper! We often have to solder connectors upside down, against the flow of gravity, but capilliary attraction is enough to pull the molten solder into the joint.
Actually I was talking about projects like yours where there is no water involved. In the U.K. we are allowed to use leaded solder on heating systems, but where the water must be potable, we have to use lead free solder as, as you rightly point out, it is dangerous.
Hi! Nice projectLuthiers suppliers sell a self adhesive copper tape for shielding the insides of pickup cavities.You can solder a wire onto this, so it might be possible to use it instead of the aluminium foil.
Didn’t realise until I saw your Etsy site that we both live in Worthing! :0)