My last one died on me and I couldn't have been happier to throw it away. It might surprise you to learn then, that I have bought another. I've had it for a month or so and it's never been out of the box. In fact, I really never had any intention of ever taking it out of its box.
That is until I got this crazy idea to make some picture frames. Perhaps, if I made a router table, things would be a lot easier? Perhaps I could tame the router? First things first... I needed to make a router table...
Before I go any further I want to show you this video of +Daniel Hulbert at the Utah Ukulele Festival. If you've ever watched any of Daniel's videos then you'll recognise the wonderful little tune he's playing; it forms a soundtrack to a number of his videos. What you have here though is a version that incorporates some words that I wrote. Yes... I did a rendition of Daniel's song (you can read all about that project and hear my version on this blog post) and now Daniel has done a rendition of my rendition. Wow!
Personally, I am in awe... What a beautiful version. Well done!
Here's a quick peek from the top. See how I had to counter-sink the screws about a mile to keep the top flat. I hope this doesn't come back to bite me at some point in the future.
This is how I left it. The fence is held in place by my home-made c-clamps just for show.
I haven't tried to use it yet. I wonder if it will work? Of course it will! :-)
Before I sign off I want to show you a little ukulele teaching book that +Melvyn Randall was kind enough to send me. I love it! If you remember back, this was the booklet that Mel found in his Skylark Uke box. Mel owns the oldest Skylark ukulele listed in my Skylark Shrine... or at least, that's what I'm telling everyone. Thank for sending me this Mel... it is very much appreciated! I may tell you more about this book some time in the future.
You thought I'd get all the way to the end of a post without mentioning Lino-cutting didn't you?
NO WAY! Ha ha