The very first bowl I turned was in Tulipwood. When I started out I was hesitant to try a thin rim at risk of ruining the project.
African Walnut (Lovoa trichilioides) grows in West Tropical Africa from a relatively small tree, standing on average 30-46 m tall with a trunk diameter of 0.6-1.
The Lime (Latin Tilia) tree, also known as Linden and (most commonly in the United States) Basswood, can reach a height of 40 metres and has a typical trunk diameter between one and two metres. The Lime wood species is unrelated to the citrus fruit.
This bowl was turned from an Idigbo blank. I’d never heard of Idigbo (Terminalia ivorensis) which hails from west Africa and is commonly used in joinery due to its durability and stability, and limited moisture movement.
Described as “the greenish yellowish wood yielded from the Tulip tree found on the eastern side of North America and also in some parts of China”. (Reference Wikipedia).
I had a request to build a guitar for gigging that wouldn’t be as maintenance-free as possible. While guitars are reliable instruments, they do need a certain amount of upkeep and this is especially so on the road.
A simple preamplifier for turntables equipped with moving magnet or high-output moving coil cartridges that you can build yourself using low-cost off-the-shelf components. Includes PCB files and a full parts list.
A classic turntable gets a new plinth and some TLC
Converts text to spoken audio and saves the output as one or more .AIFF files.
A tenor Ukulele with Olive wood top veneer.
A ukulele to raise money for the #SaveOurVenues campaign.
A budget-friendly Strat build with a solid African Ayous body and Eco Rosewood fretboard.
An Ash body strat with quilted maple veneer.
An Ash body Telecaster with Zebrawood veneer.
A fundraising project to support the #SaveOurVenues campaign.
An Ash body Telecaster with oak bur veneer, string-through bridge and ’60s replica pickups.
a high end turntable featuring some noteworthy and unique materials, intended to push the boundaries of what I am able to engineer with the tools and the means I have at my disposal.
Two talking spirit levels using the Arduino, MPU6050 and the Talkie speech library.
A Strat replica with arrowhead headstock design and black colour scheme.
A classic Tele shape in a classic Candy Apple colour.
A pair of active plinths for the CHN-50 speakers with inbuilt amplification and streaming
A Gibson SG replica with flamed maple veneer and black and blue stain.
A pair of bookshelf speakers using the MarkAudio CHN-50 full-range driver.
Classic Les Paul body style and semi-hollow sound.
A mostly stock Thorens TD-150 transplanted into a beautiful Maple plinth. Later upgrades also detailed.