Friday, May 13, 2016

book matched

Yesterday I attended the reception for Eleanor Lux as the third Arkansas Living Treasure from my small city in Arkansas. Larry Williams was named the Arkansas Living Treasure in 2006. I was awarded the distinction in 2009 and Eleanor, 2016 makes 3. And we were all together for the event. There are 15 total in the whole state, so you can see that a community so totally dedicated to the arts has become an oasis of quality work, in which artists encourage each other and help each other to grow in their work.

In the shop, I worked on necks for ukuleles and book matched tops and backs. The tops are resawn from western cedar, known for its tonal qualities, and the backs are book matched cherry.

The cherry may not look like much in the photo, but will darken and become more beautiful when finish is applied.

The manufactured fretboard laid on the glued up stock shows the first step in marking and making a neck for a ukulele.

Today I will shape ukulele necks and begin adding necks to box guitars.

My new book, Building 25 Beautiful Boxes is now available at the Woodworker's Book Shop as either eBook Build 25 Beautiful Boxes eBook at Shop Woodworking or real copy Build 25 Beautiful Boxes at Shop Woodworking Use the code WW10AFL to receive a 10% discount on your order. Shipping is free for orders totaling $25.00 or more.

Make, fix, create, and extend to others the love of learning likewise.

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