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    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.
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    Doug, if you can do that the mandolin can't be far behind.
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    Looks good. How does it sound?
    When 'good enough' is more than adequate.

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    It chimes like Big Ben.


    Steve, I have your armrest in the mail!




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    Much appreciated Doug!
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    That's great, Doug! You might have to add those to the inventory of armrests and pickguards.
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    Looks like a second hand F5
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    Doug, sweet idea. I agree that you may have to start making and selling those too.
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    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:

    http://www.ntbbluegrass.com/clock.html

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    Nicely done Doug. I am hoping to catch you and your band in Cleburne this January...
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    Now Flava Flav is all set should he decide to go "unplugged"!
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    A slightly better photo.
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    Wait a minute, no, on second thought I was going to say that must have taken hours.
    Sorry, something just ticked.
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    Enough
    It looks like a good "pickin' room clock
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    I think you did a great job. I'd buy one.
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    Does it come in a digital model? LOL

    Fine job Doug. People are noticing and commenting positively on my arm rest you crafted as well!

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    It should improve your timing, too, shouldn't it?!?
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    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.



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    "A slightly better photo".

    Looks like the same 4 guys to me....
    Tell us about your new bandsaw! Great clock work.

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    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.
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    Now thats a bandsaw!!!

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    Sound clips please

    "Now I see!" said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.
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    Doug,
    Have you thought about inlaying designs in the sides of those stands? I think that would look really cool.
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    Absolutely fantastic!

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