Guitchair #2: Dry fit, dowels, and chickening out

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Blog entry by CueballRosendaul posted 03-02-2015 02:24 AM 1584 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Restoring an old school desk/chair into a guitar players chair Part 2 of Guitchair series Part 3: Refinished the top slat, ready for poly »

I’m still plugging away on the guitchair project. I did a dry fit today and found an issue I needed to fix with one of the dowel holes, it had been drilled off center and split the corner of the piece. I left a few of the original dowels in place because they were rock solid. I just had to make sure there weren’t any in two directions which hinders assembly.

The chair is in pieces on the bench and should be ready to assemble in the next few days.

I had been playing with my new pantograph to engrave the Martin Guitar logo on the top back slat, but I’m officially chickening out on it. Not only is it very problematic because the back is curved, but its also old splintery white oak that I’m pretty sure would chip out, and I only have one chance at it, so I think I’ll save it for the cradle I’ll build on the side to hold the guitar. Below is the best sample engraving I could manage from the pantograph router.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 04:32 PM

Very cool. I like it and the guys and gals in Nazareth would too

-- a man never fails, he just quits trying.

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 08:52 PM

As a Martin owner myself, I must say I don’t consider that engraving a bad effort at all. Well done.


-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 03:25 AM

Yes, the engraving on the sample came out great, but since the back of the chair is curved and splintery oak, I’m worried it would be a disaster. Should be pretty cool on the side.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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