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Adventures in Lutherie #14: Chipped cello edge

02-07-2018 12:22 AM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

Part of my job as an or hestral repair tech is to try and repair damage to the rental instruments. A chip like the one shown above is sort of dangerous since it presents a rough edge. This is repair though, not full museum restoration. In this case I took a piece of similar wood and cut it to fit in the gap, oversize. I carve the patch to match the level and shape of the missing piece as best that I can.Then I try my best to blend it in with the surrounding area. Sometimes I...

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It's a Learning Process #1: My first dutchman

10-19-2016 03:50 PM by Dave Rutan | 8 comments »

I got it in my head to try and make one of those bow tie shaped inlays which are sometimes called a dutchmen. Put simply, I have some learning to do. [Above] I cut a bow tie from a piece of spalted, sanded it, and traced it’s outline onto a scrap piece of pine. One possible mistake is that I traced it with a scribe instead of a knife or pencil. [Above] Then I clamped the piece to the bench and chiseled around the perimeter and chiseled around inside the lines to break up t...

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Machinist Toolbox #8: Not Yet Finished, but It's Finished

12-25-2010 06:36 AM by PurpLev | 21 comments »

I mentioned it in the previous post and as I was working on the drawers I had the main carcass take the finish to make use of time. Mahogany much like Oak has large open pores. My finishing goal was more for practice than necessity, but I was aiming for an antique polished look – shiny outside. I knew I would have to fill in those pores if I want an even polished surface. So my plan was to start with a filler coat which I tried to concoct using dewaxed shellac and mahogany sanding sa...

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