Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:44 am


All times are UTC - 5 hours


Forum rules


Be nice, no cussin and enjoy!




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:57 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:08 am
Posts: 1762
Location: Raleigh, NC
First name: Steve
Last Name: Sollod
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
My friend and neighbor Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Education at NC State University. He loves making things and has been very curious about the guitar making process. I offered to help him build a guitar. He has a lot of enthusiasm, patience, and a good esthetic sense.

He has a huge amount of red oak that he bought at a bargain price and he wanted to use that. I saw reason not to. We looked through his pile and found a very nicely quartered and figured board. We cut is up and planed it down for back and sides. The board wasn't quite wide enough for the back so I contributed a piece of leopard wood for a 3 piece back. I think it will look quite nice. He chose an L-00 shape. He is making good progress.

It is a pleasure teaching someone that really wants to learn. I told him that people pay good money for guitar making training. But, I am enjoying it as much as he is. I'm even contributing materials.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Steve Sollod (pronounced sorta like "Solid")
www.swiftcreekguitars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:09 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:42 pm
Posts: 1442
First name: John
Last Name: Parchem
City: Seattle
State: Wa
Zip/Postal Code: 98177
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Looks like a rewarding endeavor for both of you.

_________________
http://www.Harvestmoonguitars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:40 pm 
Online
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:21 am
Posts: 1565
First name: Brad
Last Name: Combs
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Such a great opportunity to learn from someone hands on like that!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
"Is this the one where I trot downfield and act like I'm lost ?" - Billy Bob


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:47 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:54 am
Posts: 502
State: Texas
Country: United States
Focus: Repair
Very cool, will you be posting pics of the progress on this?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:59 pm 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:34 am
Posts: 3081
I hope he will prove to be not too much of a distraction and interrupt your concentration. Nice thing about NOT having a long list. Aside from the fact that my shop was too small, I really was always stressed by the length of my list and just didn't have the time to break concentration. It slowly turned from hobby to insane job with no time to take time off.
One of the worst things that you can do is to turn away from the "hobby".
How fortunate that you have the time to teach someone with enough interest. That is a blessing...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:05 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:08 am
Posts: 1762
Location: Raleigh, NC
First name: Steve
Last Name: Sollod
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Since I don't build for a living (and being retired), working with Kevin isn't a distraction. It's a pleasure. I can post more photos as we go along...

_________________
Steve Sollod (pronounced sorta like "Solid")
www.swiftcreekguitars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:13 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:08 pm
Posts: 168
First name: Gregor
Last Name: Crothers
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
That is a great thing you are doing Steve.

_________________
Wake up and smell the rosewood!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:24 pm 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:34 am
Posts: 3081
Steve, you ought to let the young man speak as to his own impressions too...
Sign him up!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:44 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:43 am
Posts: 877
Awesome thank you for investing in another person


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:10 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:08 am
Posts: 1762
Location: Raleigh, NC
First name: Steve
Last Name: Sollod
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Kevin finally finished his L-00 build yesterday. The guitar turned out quite nice in every way. It looks good and sounds good (already). He had a lot of patience and stuck to it. I told him he should be very proud.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Steve Sollod (pronounced sorta like "Solid")
www.swiftcreekguitars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:25 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:42 pm
Posts: 1442
First name: John
Last Name: Parchem
City: Seattle
State: Wa
Zip/Postal Code: 98177
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Very nice! Both of you should be proud.

_________________
http://www.Harvestmoonguitars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:28 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:36 am
Posts: 5673
Location: Southeast US
City: Lenoir City
State: TN
Zip/Postal Code: 37772
Country: US
Focus: Repair
Looks great!

_________________
Steve Smith
"Music is what feelings sound like"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:36 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:52 pm
Posts: 1358
First name: Don
Last Name: Parker
City: Charleston
State: West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code: 25314
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
It's cool that you are doing that, Steve. Good on you.

I got a kick out of the photo of Kevin shaving the back braces with a glass of sweet tea (we know it's sweet tea, because you are in NC) right there on the Workmate. I usually have to either use a screw top plastic bottle if I want to have it on my bench, or leave the glass over on my desk, because I will either drop something gross in the darn thing or knock it over. Kevin must be far more coordinated than I am.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:45 pm 
Offline
Walnut
Walnut

Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 10:01 pm
Posts: 31
First name: Blake
Last Name: Dyson
City: Hillsborough
State: NC
Zip/Postal Code: 27278
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Very cool!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:30 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:50 pm
Posts: 720
Location: United States
First name: John
Last Name: Lewis
City: Newnan
State: Georgia
Zip/Postal Code: 30265
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Steve and Kevin-

That's a gorgeous guitar, you both should be proud! The quartered oak and the lacewood compliment each other nicely. That really is a nice first instrument.

Congrats-

_________________
John Lewis
Wannabe builder owned by 2 crazy dachshunds


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Private Lessons...
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:38 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:38 pm
Posts: 1103
Location: Amherst, NH USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I love helping someone make an instrument. Explaining how you do a process forces you to think that process through in a way that is quite different from what you do by yourself. Steps that are awkward or even unnecessary can become quite clear and, as a result, you can improve your own work.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bcombs510, Bing [Bot], Chris Ide and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com