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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:08 am 
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I tested it and it works but I want to add some fine adjustment to it. I could use it like it is but I think it might be difficult to accurately adjust.

BTW, this is scrap spruce.
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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
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"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:06 am 
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I started making a couple more cam clamps for attaching top braces in the spare air conditioned room. I have a go-bar deck in the basement for winter stuff but it isn't portable. I would be building more but I have to get some more maple boards, I used up all I had.

If you look close you might see some burning from the cheap bit I borrowed from a friend. I may try to sharpen it. Any tips on that?

I think I need to start using my Nikon for pictures, they always need rotating from my phone.

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Trying something

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Seems I need to crop and resize with a different program. Sheesh!


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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
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"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:28 am 
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Made a practice run with my clamps while I wait for the the dehumdifier to do it's job. 45% RH is my target. Probably the worst time of the year but if I can't get it in the basement, I'll bring it upstairs. Anyway, here's why I built those cam clamps. I shaped the braces to the plan instead of my DIY dish. There was too much discrepancy so I'm gluing them free standing.

In the meantime, I've started working on my neck and dovetail template. More photos to come.

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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
That's a reminder for me.

"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:43 pm 
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Started hand cutting the dovetail this morning with a yard sale backsaw. It's a little rusty but cuts real good. I thought I was going to have to sharpen it but no need. I'm going to finish it with the router plane to get it perfectly level tonight or tomorrow.

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I was trying various ways to level it before remembering I have the router plane.

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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
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"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:21 am 
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Got a little further along over the weekend. The diamond valute is going to be a challenge.

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This was very satisfying.
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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
That's a reminder for me.

"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:42 pm 
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Hutch

You are a better man than I if you could get that router plane to work on that end grain - good job

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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:39 am 
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I'm not and I didn't. I had to use a paring chisel. I'm buying a laminate router soon.

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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
That's a reminder for me.

"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Good job, keep it up!


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:49 am 
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This is all going fairly well. I thicknessed the peghead with chisels which turned out to be easier than I thought it might. The volute was a piece of cake and now it's final shaping time. I'm thinking I should have the fretboard temporarily attached for the final shaping.

Notice that giant rasp I found at a yard sale this past weekend. Holy crap does that remove some material. I'm still wondering if I would be better off with a dragon rasp or something else.

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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
That's a reminder for me.

"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:10 am 
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I have 3 Iwasaki half round files that I use all the time. A medium, a fine, and a small extra fine. I have a small flat one that I only rarely use. I rarely use flat files. I have other rasps and files that I don't use anymore. I just like the way the Iwasaki's cut; like a plane; and don't just tear and rip. I don't like those surform things at all, except for grating nutmeg or something. I saw a curved half round at Woodcraft the other day, and told my wife; "That one is for Christmas."


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 Post subject: Re: Build started
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:54 am 
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Ken Nagy wrote:
I have 3 Iwasaki half round files that I use all the time. A medium, a fine, and a small extra fine. I have a small flat one that I only rarely use. I rarely use flat files. I have other rasps and files that I don't use anymore. I just like the way the Iwasaki's cut; like a plane; and don't just tear and rip. I don't like those surform things at all, except for grating nutmeg or something. I saw a curved half round at Woodcraft the other day, and told my wife; "That one is for Christmas."


I have a medium on it's way to try. Thank you.

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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
That's a reminder for me.

"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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