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Chip of a Day

Check see the effects of different steps of the bass building process on different kinds of wood.
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Day of Chip: 2/11/2016
Description of Chip:

      Super Spiral  

Species of Chip: 

     Ponderosa Pine (the center of some wood that was underwater in a mill pond in Springfield, OR, for several decades).

Project Source of Chip:

    Bass #44 bass bar

Process To Create Chip:              Hand Plane

Desireability Of Chip:  

     Priceless

Possible Future Of Chip:  

      Moving from one  display to another until it completely disintegrates.

Day of Chip: 5/1/2015


Description of Chip:

      Shiny Shimmery Shards  

Species of Chip: Aluminum

Project Source of Chip:

    Bass #41 removable neck hardware

Process To Create Chip:              Drill press through 1/2 inch thick aluminum

Desireability Of Chip:  

     Extremely lovely, but extremely sharp

Possible Future Of Chip:  

      Perhaps an airplane after a beverage can after recyling.

Day of Chip: 11/10/2014


Description of Chip:

      Long Locks 

Species of Chip: 

     Alaskan Sitka Spruce

Project Source of Chip:

     Bass #37 bass bar

Process To Create Chip:              Long steady swipes with tiny hand plane

Desireability Of Chip:  

     Extraordinarily High

Possible Future Of Chip:  

      Bass Bows (the kind for wrapping presents)

Day of Chip 8/11/2014


Description of Chip:

      Delrin Springy Spiral

Species of Chip: 

     Man-made petroleum based product

Project Source of Chip:

     Low String Pulley for &extension

Process To Create Chip:              Turned on ancient lathe

Desireability Of Chip:  

     Extraordinarily Low

Possible Future Of Chip:  

      Garbage Can (or extreme excelsior)

Day of Chip 6/27/2014


Description of Chip:

      Fiddle Bits

Species of Chip: 

     Western Maple & Spruce

Project Source of Chip:

     Bass Waste

Process To Create Chip:              General Woodworking

Desireability Of Chip:  

     Low

Possible Future Of Chip:  

      Woodsheddin'

Day of Chip  4/11/2014


Description of Chip:

      dust

Species of Chip: 

      maple

Project Source of Chip:

     Evan's Bass

Process To Create Chip:                    band saw rough neck from giant block of maple

Desireability Of Chip:  

     utterly undesireable

Possible Future Of Chip:  

      air filter clogger or sneeze inducer

Day of Chip 11/20/13


Description of Chip:

      Drift of chips

Species of Chip: 

      Spruce

Project Source of Chip:

     Some bass from awhile back

Process To Create Chip:               Rough shape top with power planer

Desireability Of Chip:  

       Fair to Middlin'

Possible Future Of Chip:  

       Garden path

Day of Chip 11/19/2013


Description of Chip:

      Curly Little Chips

Species of Chip: 

      Maple

Project Source of Chip:

     Same Bass as Next Chip

Process To Create Chip:                  Plane  edges of sides with a little hand plane

Desireability Of Chip: 

       Choice

Possible Future Use Of Chip:  

       Worm Snacks