Normandy Pine Kitchen Cabinets

Time is passing (to) quickly in the Not Just Sawdust workshop. Due to some domestic problems we didn't have time to work on our current project for almost 2 weeks. But were back, and the workbench is covered under a layer of sawdust. Making 5 kitchen cabinets out of Normandy Pine.
Well number two was the most time consuming one, with 3 drawers and one door. So... one other is almost ready and the other 2 are laying pre-cut in the storage room. Busy week to come!


#16.1 Twin-talk at the "Sunday-room" Table, Episode #2

We had some problems in our old cottage... 
The Twin brothers talk about it at the "Sunday room" table...
Episode #2: Domestic Problems and about a new woodworkers group on Facebook.

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Twin Talk at the kitchen table, episode #1

Twin Talk at the kitchen table, episode #1
About the future, making video's, woodworking and subscribers
For those who don't have the talent to recognize irony, a bit of sarcasm and humor... don't watch this video.


The making of a Portuguese "CBG" called Amália

Well, technically it's not a cigar-box guitar because the (new) box was made for 3 small sample bottles of booze, Port to be precise. The name Amália has everything to do with a Portuguese Fado-guitar being the inspiration for this build.

More detailed pictures on Triple Chaos

The neck of the CBG is made out of an ax-handle,the fret-board and the head-stock out of a piece of some reclaimed Brazilian hardwood that used to lay on the floor at a Portuguese mansion. The frets are just steel nails and the tuning pegs are 4 mm threaded rod with little aluminium blocks that came of a front-door security rack. The nut and bridge just a few old bolts.

The hand-rest came from a drawer of an 1930's Art-Deco cabinet and the sound-hole covers are 80 ct's kitchen-sink strainers. The string cover on the back came from a suitcase handle. The only real guitar part are the strings, which are re-used once that weren't broken on one of the Bluesbarn Studio guitar's. The picture of Amália was contact printed on the wood, other detail are glued on and the whole body was stained with "Nilzone" and covered with a few coats of "Glitsa" varnish. 


New Workbench, T-shirt and about a knitting queen...

This is my “new” workbench / glue table. Completely made out of reclaimed materials.

The base is made from two old KLM (Royal Dutch Airways) flight-cases which I had for 10 years and were used in a former life as cases for PA equipment. The top is made of an old sheet of underlayment and small pieces of different wood and sheet material, all laying around the workshop. The vise (on of two) was a trade against some other things. It’s an old “Nooitgedagt” Dutch vise that I only had to paint again. The clamping system is made out of a few old table legs.

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