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Straighten Up and Fly Right

Straighten Up and Fly Right

…. song written by Nat King Cole

 Where does it start?  Where it always starts…….…Something wood!  About 20 years ago, Jan was scouring one of the local auction houses in Victoria and stumbled across a lovely old woodie airplane propeller.  Not being able to pass up such a find, he placed an absentee bid of $500.  He lost 🙁  So sad; Shelley be glad 😉

A few years later, a close friend mentioned to Jan that a local antique store was going out of business and he’d noticed a great find on sale.  A wood airplane propeller for $200; do I need to tell you it was the same darn propellor.  SOLD!  It hangs in the shop office.

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Customer Projects: Vol.67

Customer Projects: Vol.67

Laminated Guitar by Matt Dolmage

Sold to a customer in Australia the eccentric piece is a solid sapele body with a laminate top of (from centre out) bubinga, cherry, figured sapele, ziricote, purpleheart, western maple, padauk, wenge, flame maple, and mahogany. The pickup rings and cavity cover are sapele, and the neck is (centre-out) bloodwood, eastern maple, walnut, cherry, and more bloodwood, with a purpleheart fretboard and maple interval dots.

PLUS the body and neck are finished with Oil Natura Project Oil with a top coat of Hard Wax Oil.

Visit Matt’s Etsy Store!

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Santa’s Workshop – 1998 Flashback

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Jan’s Shop – Snug as a Bug Winter 1998 – All Photos by Jan T Nielsen

Jan has been censored for having to much fun loving what we do; for wanting to share our passion; for mentoring others who share our desire to work with wood.  So here’s a little blast from a Past Day Off back in the winter of 1998.  By the way, for those who read this and censor, the tools are an accumulation of 3 generations of woodworkers; including the wife’s side of the family. That’s almost 400 years worth!

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