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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:48 am 
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Beautiful Arnt! Lovely work and nicely done on the scroll work to the fiddle maker.
Noticed it's a pinless bridge, preparing to try one on my next 6 string, so it's encouraging to see you using one on a ABG.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:47 pm 
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I have been wanting to do a guitar with the scrollwork decals done in the 30's, but this hand-done inking is way better. Is there someone on America who can do this?? Love this instrument.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:41 am 
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I have been wanting to do a guitar with the scrollwork decals done in the 30's, but this hand-done inking is way better. Is there someone on America who can do this?? Love this instrument.

Ed


Hi Ruby, if you are interested in this type of work, I encourage you to try it yourself. I know it is fairly 'high risk', and it takes a steady hand not to screw up, not to mention it takes a lot of time to develop your style, but I'm pretty sure if you start looking into the world of Hardanger fiddle making, there is enough info available that you can get going. For me this was a one-off, so I did not want to invest that much time, but if this is your thing, why not?

Glad you like the instrument!

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Just speculating, but I think if I wanted a higher tech, less craftsman way of doing that ink work I would use rice paper and an inkjet printer. The paper should just “dissolve” under finish.

Well, at least that is how it works with graphics on a surfboard. Never tried it on spruce.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:35 am 
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I’ve been working on this beast. I’ll be glad when it’s done and I can get back to building guitars.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:37 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:23 pm 
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Thank you for posting that beauty, Arnt!
That's some slick neck...

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More cleanup here prepping floors for sealing and insulated the garage door. Also added an oil filled electric coil heater. So nice to walk into the shop and not be freezing or hearing the dehumidifier running every single time. Now that the temp is stabilized at 64- which I find very comfortable, both the heater and dehumidifier barely run. I’m still going to seal the floor so that rain upside has minimal effect but it looks like I’ll be able to build constantly through the rest of winter with little regard for the weather outside. Installing a bunch of mobile bases on the bandsaw, table saw, drum sander, router table and compressor as well. Should make moving stuff around to seal the floor (as well as life in the shop in general a breeze).


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The 12'er finally getting ready to howl!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:53 am 
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I love that bark at the moon head stock Pat.



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I love that bark at the moon head stock Pat.


Me too! My daughter would love that!

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Working on a pink SG project.
The fretboard is magically delicious.
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Hormigo?
Pink Ivory?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:06 pm 
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Hormigo?
Pink Ivory?

Pink dye on Maple.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:20 pm 
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Fretboard...?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Fretboard...?

Haans, the fretboard is Bloodwood.
It has been difficult to work.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:24 pm 
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That's pretty light bloodwood...thanks.

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Will the twelfth fret get a leprechaun?


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Nice work as usual, guys.

I’m building a small box (from leftovers) for the missus, and slowly working on an all local cypress top walnut everywhere else classical.


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sorry for the size of the pics, i don´t know how to tame my phone!

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Nice work as usual, guys.

I’m building a small box (from leftovers) for the missus...


My wife and I literally had the same conversation last night. I said I needed to find something to do with the cutoffs and proposed a cutting board. She replied that it would be time better spent making her a box to put stuff in. :mrgreen:

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In the spirit of full disclosure... I made these boxes last year out scraps to give to my sisters. Never had made a box before (other than a guitar box). I used some of my guitar making techniques like binding...


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Will the twelfth fret get a leprechaun?


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That's not a bad idea!
Perhaps so.

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Got a Student's OM 12 string build in progress, Sitka and EIR, rosette is bookmatched Bubinga with sap.


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Dreadnought sides are sooo much easier to bend than sides with tight waists and/or cutaways.

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