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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Kit Assembly Gallery
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:14:33 AM »
Here are some photos of various BH kits that I have built for myself and other folks with some of the finishes and wood species that I stock.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 07:15:24 AM »
Here is my favorite color combination: walnut and wrinkle black. 
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 07:19:23 AM »
The silver and copper vein powders are also a popular choice. 
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 07:27:46 AM »
For a more wild look, wrinkle red and wrinkle blue give lots of contrast. 
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 10:56:19 AM »
Another walnut/black Crack rolling off the line.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 01:59:45 PM »
The amp looks great.  Bu what really caught my eye was the cool wallpaper.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 10:32:56 AM »
A customer came to me and wanted a Crack built that more or less matched his Victrola phonograph.  The wood for these was listed as "red mahogany", and it did indeed look like actual mahogany, so I purchased a piece with good straight grain and some red dye and made a red base that looks quite similar.  The top plate is done in gold vein to give it a bit of an antique look.


...My fingers are still red in a few spots.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2019, 06:54:32 AM »
PB,

     do you rabbit with a router bit (with a bearing) or do you do it on a table?

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 07:28:36 AM »
I can do it either way, but it's far easier to setup on a table saw.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 07:49:16 AM »
PB - Do you have any interest in submitting any of these to the gallery site I built? You're not quite the typical DIYer, but the goal is to show people what is possible. No pressure, obviously, just thought I'd offer.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2019, 04:19:10 AM »
I'll have to get setup with some external image hosting.

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2019, 04:25:50 AM »
Sure thing. A couple people have either emailed pictures or uploaded them to Imgur. Once they're there I just grab them and host them locally on my site, so a longer term solution isn't super necessary.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 09:34:23 AM »
Here's a black Crack I just completed.  The owner wanted the base to match some other components and furniture with a black ash finish, so I built a base out of ash and soaked it in black dye over the course of about a week.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 09:50:45 AM »
Great look. Well done, Paul.

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 09:51:09 AM »
Nice one!
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