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Author:  SnowManSnow [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:40 pm ]
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sdsollod wrote:
Snow, Looks like a small jumbo. What is the B&S?

It’s a Gs L-0 (braced differently though) the back and sides are super cool sapelle!! here it is w some naphtha
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Author:  James Orr [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:53 pm ]
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Not much doing other than ordering here. I just pulled together the materials for two new guitars. It's been a few years since I ordered Gotoh's, but the price definitely seems like it doubled.

Author:  olmorton71 [ Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:40 pm ]
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Author:  bcombs510 [ Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:47 pm ]
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Still wiping on poly, lol


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Author:  Colin North [ Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:13 pm ]
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First display guitar, a GC in Walnut and Lutz, ready for set-up.

Author:  Ken Lewis [ Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:25 pm ]
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I know you don't mean it's gonna be a wall hanger.
C' mon, tell us more. ;)

Author:  Colin North [ Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:53 pm ]
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Ken Lewis wrote:
I know you don't mean it's gonna be a wall hanger.
C' mon, tell us more. ;)

All will be revealed, in the fullness of time.

Author:  olmorton71 [ Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:30 pm ]
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Author:  surveyor [ Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:22 pm ]
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Having fun building guitars with "Stately Ports" and Ukes for giving to relatives kids.

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Author:  olmorton71 [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:26 am ]
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Shaped my heel cap


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Author:  banjopicks [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:32 am ]
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What's a good grit for this wood.

Author:  Clinchriver [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:36 am ]
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What's a good grit for this wood.


Slow down! Light passes, run at an angle until your final pass or two. Heat is your enemy.

Author:  Colin North [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:04 pm ]
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What's a good grit for this wood.


Oily rosewoods 60 grit is a practical maximum to start reducing thickness for me.
I "normally" go 60/80/100 maximum, then use a cabinet scraper..
Light passes, maximum feed rate, clean the belt often.
Once the oils/resins start to build up, you're in trouble. Heat builds up, because you're just rubbing the wood, and encourage the oils to rise.
Cocobolo like that, probably I'll be digging out the 36/40 grit belts to start.
Of course leave enough thickness to take out the grit scratches.

Author:  Pat Foster [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:33 pm ]
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Also, lots of airflow from a big dust collector helps.

Author:  J De Rocher [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:03 pm ]
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Finished making the body mold for my first foray into the octave mandolin world. It's going to have a flat top guitar type body with a fixed bridge and a 20 inch scale length.

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Author:  Ken Nagy [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:12 pm ]
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Is that from your stash of free BRW? I only use planes and scrapers, so my thing is to find out which way the grain flows, and if it switches around. I guess every method has its learning curve.

Author:  Clay S. [ Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:18 am ]
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What's a good grit for this wood.

It looks like Cocobolo, a very oily wood.
If you have a small benchtop planer and the wood is relatively "plain" grained you might be able to plane it close to dimension and then scrape it to final thickness. I wouldn't try it on a large planer unless it had a helical head.

Author:  alan stassforth [ Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:25 pm ]
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Spraying coats on this lap steel build.
Don't know if I can remember how to post pics.
Been a while since I've been here.
Alan

Author:  SnowManSnow [ Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:32 am ]
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Started seal coat then grain filling on this little one:)



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Author:  olmorton71 [ Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:09 am ]
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Author:  J De Rocher [ Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:00 pm ]
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Jointing back and top plates.

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Author:  DanKirkland [ Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:33 pm ]
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Finished a neck set/re-plane-refret/bridge reset on this *very* nice old boy a 1938 J-35. Also inspired me to make my first guitar a slope shoulder, now that I have a decent standard to shoot for.

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Author:  John J [ Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:17 pm ]
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Rosette done for my current build.

Author:  cablepuller1 [ Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:40 pm ]
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Setting up the Gibson lg-0 I have finished repairing/rebuilding recently:)ImageImageImage

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Author:  Colin North [ Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:11 pm ]
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Some really interesting stuff going out here!

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