TODAY'S FIVE COOL THINGS is a look back at some unique sound hole ideas that came out of my shop over the last several years.
Thing 1: (Above) I used a decorative key hole from a craft store to create a great look on a matching box.
Thing 2: This is the skull soundhole I designed for C. B. Gitty. I hand drew it from an old photo and they fed the art into a CNC to be cut out by a laser. The laser cut lines were too perfect, so I used my woodburning pen to rough 'em up.
Thing 3: Rusted sink drain. I get these in the Lowe's plumbing department and then spray them with Rustoleum textured brown paint.
Thing 4: Furnace grate under clover shape. I first drill out the clover shape using a Forstner bit, drilled four times. Then I hot glue a piece of decorative furnace grate that I purchased from Lowe's.
Thing 5: The classic Renaissance F-hole, cut into an antique box. I've been using this F hole design since 1995 or 1996. It's my favorite look.