Music Book II

Music Box part 2

I had enough of the birds-eye maple to make a second book.  I wanted to make one a bit smaller. The spines of the books are tiger maple and I wanted a contrasting wood for the pages, Granadillo was handy and I think a fine contrast.

This stuff makes very nice shavings.

I wanted the Granadillo to be embedded back in the spine like a book would be.

I worked on the smaller book first to get the bugs and design changes out of the way before finishing the larger book.

I am thinking on poping the grain with some gel stain and then a good rub down with BLO and a french polish finish. I might try an airbrush technique that I have used before on smaller items.

Here is a video of what I have done so far.

And I have to show this little guy I won off of eBay.


Thank you for your time and leave a comment.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

6 Responses to Music Book II

  1. roger says:

    look forward to the finished book, and song. 🙂

  2. David Bardin says:

    David you make me smile.
    Thank you for the kind words
    A pen, hmmmmmmm
    And golden pictures

  3. patron says:

    very impressive dave

    you got the ‘book look’ just right
    can’t wait to see the quill pen writing
    and the gold leaf illustrations

  4. JL7 says:

    Wow Dave…..this is looking good!….I can’t believe the shaving you are getting off that granadillo……that is some hard stuff! If anyone doubted your ability to sharpen a tool, this is some serious proof….I am also impressed with the binding, or smooth you’ve managed to get things considering the raised sections……

    Glad you got some shop time today, I know you’ve got a lot on your mind…….and that little plane is pretty cool so sure….never seen on that small…….

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you Jeff I have a lot of time in smoothing. I do this for therapeutic reasons. I love to shape and contour something. There will be a gouge or two on the pieces but that lets you know it is hand made.
      The weather has made one of my planes swell on a patch I had done on the sole. I could not get it to bite. But that is the down falls of using wood body planes.
      I have seen small smothers around 6 inches but never one 4 inches. I can’t wait to get my paws on that little guy.
      And thank you for the kind words.
      That stuff is brittle as well. Dovetailing it is interesting to say the least. I bet it will finish very well.

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