Finally remember where I parked. I’m gonna #roll before I run out of #steam.

Finally remember where I parked. I’m gonna #roll before I run out of #steam.

Tags: roll steam

#piano #wire #cutters from #Sweden. A #jewelers #vise. #blacksmith made wire cutters. The little vise is probably my favorite find today. #tools

#piano #wire #cutters from #Sweden. A #jewelers #vise. #blacksmith made wire cutters. The little vise is probably my favorite find today. #tools

#Starrett #square. Flat #blade outside #caliper. Taper #gauge. Six inch #rule. #measuring #tools.

#Starrett #square. Flat #blade outside #caliper. Taper #gauge. Six inch #rule. #measuring #tools.

Sunday morning #tool shopping. There is some fun stuff in there. #starrett

Sunday morning #tool shopping. There is some fun stuff in there. #starrett

Tags: tool starrett

I made a few #strops yesterday. Needed to heat up the #HHG for something so I figured why not?  Used an old #leather belt, some #rawhide, #dowels, etc…  I only have two #gouges, but after this #archtop #carving, that will soon change. Made more round strops than I needed. I’ve found that using a #strop really helps keep things super #sharp. I’m more prone to use one in the middle of something as opposed to the #sharpening stones.   #stropitlikeitshot #stropinthenameoflove

I made a few #strops yesterday. Needed to heat up the #HHG for something so I figured why not? Used an old #leather belt, some #rawhide, #dowels, etc… I only have two #gouges, but after this #archtop #carving, that will soon change. Made more round strops than I needed. I’ve found that using a #strop really helps keep things super #sharp. I’m more prone to use one in the middle of something as opposed to the #sharpening stones. #stropitlikeitshot #stropinthenameoflove

I think I’m done #carving and #scraping the outside of the back. Sanded and put on a wash coat of #shellac to highlight any missed gouges or scratches…the added bonus of showing the #figure in this #cherry doesn’t hurt either. On to the inside, then the top. #guitar #guitars #luthier #archtop

I think I’m done #carving and #scraping the outside of the back. Sanded and put on a wash coat of #shellac to highlight any missed gouges or scratches…the added bonus of showing the #figure in this #cherry doesn’t hurt either. On to the inside, then the top. #guitar #guitars #luthier #archtop

For #handtoolthursday here are a few #chisels I ordered from @blue_spruce_tools at #wia14. A .125” #dovetail chisel and  .062” and .046” detail #chisels with dovetail style handles, all in #cocobolo. These will go in the #gerstner chest and hopefully one day I’ll make a box for them too. #handtools #woodworking

For #handtoolthursday here are a few #chisels I ordered from @blue_spruce_tools at #wia14. A .125” #dovetail chisel and .062” and .046” detail #chisels with dovetail style handles, all in #cocobolo. These will go in the #gerstner chest and hopefully one day I’ll make a box for them too. #handtools #woodworking

In #Brooklyn for the past few days. Got back yesterday and started #carving on the #archtop again. Same this morning. Now I have a case of #hotscraperthumb. Shape still needs refinement. Getting closer. #guitar #luthier #plane #scraper #handtools #woodworking #cherry

In #Brooklyn for the past few days. Got back yesterday and started #carving on the #archtop again. Same this morning. Now I have a case of #hotscraperthumb. Shape still needs refinement. Getting closer. #guitar #luthier #plane #scraper #handtools #woodworking #cherry

Last week I stopped at the #sawmill to pick up some potential candidates for my #archtop #fingerboard, #bridge and #tailpiece. I try to use #local material if I can. After clean up and #planing in my dads #workshop, I believe I’m using the board on the top right, if anyone wants to guess what that may be.  One of the reasons I love rough timber… It’s amazing how it looks now versus what it will look like. Also grabbed some red #mulberry, black #locust, #holly and flamed #maple just in case. #guitar #luthier #tonewood

Last week I stopped at the #sawmill to pick up some potential candidates for my #archtop #fingerboard, #bridge and #tailpiece. I try to use #local material if I can. After clean up and #planing in my dads #workshop, I believe I’m using the board on the top right, if anyone wants to guess what that may be. One of the reasons I love rough timber… It’s amazing how it looks now versus what it will look like. Also grabbed some red #mulberry, black #locust, #holly and flamed #maple just in case. #guitar #luthier #tonewood

This is where I stopped #carving today. Since my early start I decided to rest before I hurt myself or the #wood. It’s very rough but there’s still lots to do, which I’m looking forward to. Here it sits for a long weekend with no time in the #workshop. This was a fun and sweaty learning experience. #guitar #luthier #archtop #handtools #woodworking #plane #gouge #cherry

This is where I stopped #carving today. Since my early start I decided to rest before I hurt myself or the #wood. It’s very rough but there’s still lots to do, which I’m looking forward to. Here it sits for a long weekend with no time in the #workshop. This was a fun and sweaty learning experience. #guitar #luthier #archtop #handtools #woodworking #plane #gouge #cherry