Saturday, September 7, 2013
Ripping wood for mr Monteleone
Why keep good news secret? Patsy has asked me to build a mahogany and spruce uke in my piccolo size. And I managed to find a scrap piece of my highly valued 1960's mahogany, the same plank as my own soprano and a few others are made from.
The piece is about the right size.
I planed the edges and scored deeply with a marking gauge.
Then, with my Pax rip saw, I started to cut from the corners.
And look, three pieces from a 14 mm board. That's better than I could hope for with my bandsaw at this time - it's wobbly and the driving belt just broke.
Buy a Pax rip saw, join the 19th century (it's a bit lonely here).