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I don't have a dog, so I will show my woodworking.
No doubt felling a tree, milling the lumber, designing the clock and cutting the appropriate pieces is an art. Props to your Grandpa.Don't know if I have said this before, but my Grandpa made (among other things) Grandfather clocks...starting from the tree.
Always respected and admired gorgeous woodwork/craftmanship.
I use Tite Bond brands of glue and they seem to be the choice among most woodworkers. I have not tried Gorilla Glue, but they seem to have a good reputation.That's beautiful Johnny. So just glue-no internal dowels? Incredible glue will hold it all together-but they have some serious crazy glue nowadays. Add a lil more thickness and that would make a beautiful butcher block table.
Go to Youtube and search woodworking or wood finishing.That "start to finish" idea (Tree to clock) is kinda why I like the work I do now. It's not "assembly line"-like. I start with "virgin" product, and finish with a control panel that hopefully does what it's supposed to do.
I don't extrude and form the panel or the enclosure, but...I decide where everything goes...put it there, and then wire it up.
Have been thinking about a DIY guitar, but not sure I have faith in my wood finishing skills. And I am picky.