Mike Pleso made a nice little table suitable for outdoors using some scrap treated lumber.
Bob McElfresh made this Tablet Frame using old pallet wood and cedar. He used a cardboard template to optimize the size and shape.
Jim Garnett & Kevin Olson built this Rocking Chair with Zebrawood and Walnut. It retails for about $6,000.
Tom Willis always turns up with an interesting bowl. This one he turned down to 1 in with the worms in and then microwaved. Then the worms came out. Just 2 weeks ago this was a live tree. He finished this one using a wool rag, Spar Urethane (thinned 25%), and rubbed in on the lathe. Then he spins the bowl to spread it out and rubs using a vinyl glove until it sets up and is fairly dry.
This guitar, made by George Thomas, is made of padauk, mahogany, spanish cedar and has a carbon fiber rod to support the neck. Since he will have finished and given this guitar away before the next meeting he decided to show it in progress.
George, having made a large number of guitars frequency tunes his guitars. Typically he tunes to 200 hz for the basic top with the sound bars installed. Rather than making, he will normally buy the fretboard already cut for the frets.
Well played George!
Bruce got the idea for this carving from a book. It’s made from basswood (8/4) and is a fairly simple carving. The star is chip carved with gold leaf. He used all hand chisels and a couple gouges.
There were a number of great items put on display, many donated to the One Special Christmas Auction.