Sign in to follow this  
Janito

Janito's bench

Recommended Posts

On 7/14/2018 at 12:27 PM, Janito said:

Happy 25th, but sad to see you are still single...

I may have found a match for you.  Blonde or brunette?

Ignore the zits - in 300 years folks will say the rough work has a certain 'charm'.

Blonde or brunette.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, FoxMitchell said:

Why is one darker than the other?

Engelmann blonde vs Sitka brunette.  They both emit a lovely rustle when stroked.

Different density, so the numbers may decide which one wins this round.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back in the workshop after a long hiatus.  16 3/8" viola - my model.

Fresh eyes help...Fs need finessing. Edgework incomplete, but good progress in last 48h.

Viola_2017_top_F holes.jpg

Viola_2017_back_almost there.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Janito said:

Back in the workshop after a long hiatus.  16 3/8" viola - my model.

Fresh eyes help...Fs need finessing. Edgework incomplete, but good progress in last 48h.

Viola_2017_top_F holes.jpg

Viola_2017_back_almost there.jpg

very nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found this today in a my dark cupboard.

Partially-polymerised Tung oil kept in a Nalgene bottle.

It does not expand (even if there is a weight increase). I would bet 2c that the same happens with linseed oil.

Tung oil_polymerised.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Getting at the nether regions of the scroll can be as frustrating as trying to pick your nose with a swollen, painful, fat finger.

Funny how it all cleans up in the end.

Deep in the scroll.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/20/2018 at 6:31 PM, Janito said:

Found this today in a my dark cupboard.

Partially-polymerised Tung oil kept in a Nalgene bottle.

It does not expand (even if there is a weight increase). I would bet 2c that the same happens with linseed oil.

Tung oil_polymerised.jpg

Linseed oil would do the same

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 'streaks' appear and disappear during planing of the fingerboard, so it is not a surface-preparation effect.  They do not look like fungus through 8x lens, more like a mineral deposit.

I may be imagining it, but they seem to have a pale green fluorescence under UV light.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Janito said:

New blade from John Schmidt - will test it on bridge feet coming up soon.

The M2 blade is hugely strong, but hugely painful to sharpen.

IMG_5089.jpg

I would be interested in the result. That’s PM-X steel, if memory serves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.