Keepsake box: the six P’s

My father in law used to always quote the six P’s: Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Very wise words, to be heeded at all times! Especially when making furniture. I spent a lot of time thinking about the box before I even started. A lot of time. Too much time? I don’t know. Looking back,…

Keepsake box

I wrote my last blog post in May: eek! I’ve been spending as much time as I can in the workshop and have completed a few projects since my last post: a keepsake box, an ebony chopping board and a corner cupboard. Plus some other things in between. I’m going to start with the keepsake…

Rosewood side bent and clamped to shape.

Being one with the wood: bending the sides

Since I got my new workshop I haven’t done much blogging on my guitar building progress. I’m using the workshop for building small pieces of furniture, but I’ve kept some essential tools for guitar building at home and am slowly but steadily progressing on the guitar. I’ll write about my furniture building exploits sometime soon,…

A new workbench and I’m ready to go!

I finished my workbench today. It’s made almost completely out of reclaimed wood (only the top layer of plywood is new). The previous tenant had filled a container full of stuff he didn’t want anymore and it seemed a waste not to use it. He even through away a box of screws and bolts which…