Did you think you could grow apples in a whiskey barrel, Well you can, there are 32 rapidly ripening Jonagolds on this little tree, all growing in half of an old barrel. I am slowly training this tree in the Espalier style to grow a circular column f delicious apples. Maybe by next year it will reach the top of the circular framework I have provided for it. Just thought you might enjoy seeing this example of Urban Farming.
And here is the Pinecone, all shaped and sanded and ready for French Polishing once its two mates get to this same stage. I finished the neck this afternoon and installed tiny white marker dots on the edge of the fretboard. Nothing else to do but make the bridge, nut and saddle. This baby will be singing soon.
Oh, you might want a look at at the back of this beauty. The tiger stripe maple will be beautiful once the finish hits it. This is going to be a gorgeous Concert Pinecone. My good friend Pat Madsen just claimed first right of refusal. He will get pick of the litter, but there are two Pinecones left.
Here is how I cut the slot for the saddle in the bridge. Once again using a saw sled, and in this case a rubber based pusher device to hold the piece in place as I pass it through the saw blade. Safe, efficient, and effective.