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Doug Edwards
Dec-12-2007, 3:37pm
Another skill builder. I had a couple of boards left over from some re-sawing. So I got to join, carve, bind and finish my F5 clock. The piece is 10" x 7 1/2" x 1/4". Binding and scraping the scroll was enough to make a preacher cuss. It was a good project to gain some experience. Pardon the bad photo.

Steve Cantrell
Dec-12-2007, 3:47pm
Doug, if you can do that the mandolin can't be far behind.

Dec-12-2007, 3:47pm
Looks good. How does it sound?

Doug Edwards
Dec-12-2007, 3:52pm
It chimes like Big Ben. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Steve, I have your armrest in the mail!

Steve Cantrell
Dec-12-2007, 3:59pm
Much appreciated Doug!

Andrew Lewis
Dec-12-2007, 4:03pm
That's great, Doug! You might have to add those to the inventory of armrests and pickguards.

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-12-2007, 4:21pm
Looks like a second hand F5 http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-12-2007, 4:24pm
Doug, sweet idea. I agree that you may have to start making and selling those too.

Doug Edwards
Dec-12-2007, 4:31pm
I'm not sure making too many of these. It took me about a week to do this one. The next may not take as long, but it's a ton of work. I can clearly see why F5's cost so much more.

The progress of the work is here:


Dec-12-2007, 4:35pm
Nicely done Doug. I am hoping to catch you and your band in Cleburne this January...

Dec-12-2007, 4:50pm
Now Flava Flav is all set should he decide to go "unplugged"!

Doug Edwards
Dec-13-2007, 9:25am
A slightly better photo.

Dec-13-2007, 10:07am
Wait a minute, no, on second thought I was going to say that must have taken hours.
Sorry, something just ticked.
Stop, Hands down!
It looks like a good "pickin' room clock

Jerry Byers
Dec-13-2007, 10:09am
I think you did a great job. I'd buy one.

Mark Walker
Dec-13-2007, 10:30am
Does it come in a digital model? LOL http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Fine job Doug. People are noticing and commenting positively on my arm rest you crafted as well! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

- Mark

Mike Buesseler
Dec-13-2007, 11:02am
It should improve your timing, too, shouldn't it?!? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Doug Edwards
Dec-13-2007, 11:10am
I think I'm hopeless on timing, but the clock is good for 60 bpm.

The boards used were from re-sawing for this project. I finally got to use my new 14" band saw. I'll have to try binding one of these sometime.

Stanley Cox
Dec-14-2007, 10:18am
"A slightly better photo".

Looks like the same 4 guys to me.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Tell us about your new bandsaw! Great clock work.

Stanley http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/coffee.gif

Doug Edwards
Dec-14-2007, 11:08am
Glad you asked Stanley. It's a 14" Jet with the 6" riser blocks. The 1/2" 3 tooth blade cut through ebony and maple like butter. I've only resawed up to 8" wide with it and it did great.

Stanley Cox
Dec-14-2007, 8:25pm
Now thats a bandsaw!!!

Stanley http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Doug, Hitch a ride with Paul and come on up to the party Sunday

Dec-14-2007, 9:42pm
Sound clips please

"Now I see!" said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

Andrew Lewis
Dec-15-2007, 7:05pm
Have you thought about inlaying designs in the sides of those stands? I think that would look really cool.

Dec-15-2007, 11:32pm
Absolutely fantastic!