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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:04 am 
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I cleaned up the shop.....made some improvements to my rosette jig and cradle....not much to do. Waiting on an abalone shipment.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:43 pm 
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Gluing bridge, duh , and much detailing of finish.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:36 am 
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Been pretty checked out of the building and repairing for the past couple of months as we move across town. Pretty extensive remodel going on in the new place that is consuming my time and energy. All my lutherie stuff is boxed up and waiting for the winter.

Here's the kitchen/dining/living room. Two walls came down. Four layers of flooring in the kitchen torn up. Floors being leveled and new underlayment. New windows arrive on Friday. Electrical work should start in a couple of weeks, including wiring the downstairs shop for lighting and separate tool circuits. I'm totally beat up from swinging sledges, hammers, flat bars, reciprocating saws, and nail guns! Can't wait to get back to working in tolerances of thousandths of an inch instead of eighths! And weights in ounces instead of 50 lb sheets of drywall and ply!

Every flavor of wallpaper known to man is in this place! What a royal pain!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:26 am 
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Tony, looks like you've been having yourself a heck of a time there.
At least you're getting a new shop out of it!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:30 am 
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A Trevor Gore style steel string is coming along nicely. Got the back glued on today.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:17 pm 
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Dave m2 wrote:
A Trevor Gore style steel string is coming along nicely. Got the back glued on today.



Neat bracing pattern! I am not familiar with Trevor Gore's guitars but that looks cool. Why are the back braces so much stouter than the top braces? Is that carbon or kevlar or something stiffening inside the braces?
Thanks for sharing!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am 
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Blake yes it certainly looks a bit different from the usual X bracing.

Carbon fibre above and below the curved bracing, set in epoxy. There is also CF fabric under the bridge plate which is only 1.5 mm thick.

I am not experienced enough as a builder to really explain why this design works, but I know that it does. I have built a number of guitars using this design and each has worked really well. Plenty of volume, good tone etc. As my skills have improved they have been getting better.

The curved top braces are 7 mm max and the back ones around 20 m high, scalloped at the ends.

I have high hopes of this one as the Sitka spruce top is very nicely quartered and had a great tap tone.

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In case you are not aware Trevor along with Gerard Gilet has published a two volume book taking a very science/engineering based approach to guitar building. Worth it's weight in gold.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:39 pm 
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Double side Mahogany OM and a new design, a 15” archtop in progress. Also an archtop in finish. This will keep me occupied for a while.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 pm 
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Lots of great looking shops have changed over the years

Well I don't have a shop any more as I moved into a small apartment
and after a few years have managed to get a couple on the go.

Two carved 18" archtops on the go-this is my clamping set up done on the kitchen table
- sold off my bar clamps before we moved in
in the Guerilla Luthier fashion - getting the job done- one way or another.

These are shaped after the '48 D' Angelico GAL plan

Seeing others great looking and well equipped shops strengthens my resolve.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:19 am 
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Trying to finish my Larson Brothers Inspired Prairie State Jumbo (moving delays, shop setup, etc). Cocobolo B&S, Red Spruce Top, Holly bindings, and all the Larson inspired trimmings...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:23 am 
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Wow! Beautiful Glenn.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:36 am 
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I just finished sliding frets out of 70s Strat. After the first 5, I had it perfected. I had to use sanding dust and CA in a few spots but that should be Okay as I'm refinishing it anyway.

The next one will be much better. I ground a notch in the fret with my Dremel and shaped a screw driver to tap them out .

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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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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:33 am 
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Glenn LaSalle wrote:
Trying to finish my Larson Brothers Inspired Prairie State Jumbo (moving delays, shop setup, etc). Cocobolo B&S, Red Spruce Top, Holly bindings, and all the Larson inspired trimmings...
Glenn

Glenn, what a magnificent beast - you'll have to post finished pics!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:33 pm 
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Love that headstock inlay, Glenn!

I made another “small little change” to my body design, which meant a new bending form and mold.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:34 pm 
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Moving along on my J-200....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:12 pm 
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James, are you taking orders? :D


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Pleased to say, not a dang thing...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:41 am 
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A bit of “Dead can dance” in the ears, a good strong cuppa coffee, and a sharp tool in hand. Brace carving on a Multi-scale top on a rainy PNW Monday morning.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:08 am 
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A bit of “Dead can dance” in the ears, a good strong cuppa coffee, and a sharp tool in hand. Brace carving on a Multi-scale top on a rainy PNW Monday morning.


Now I have another band I have to look into more. I use my iPod a lot. The guitar is perplexing.

Does it have a flat top? I've never seen that before.

Is that a plate tuning fixture that it is attached to? Maybe not, with the headphones.

The Japanese gouge is interesting. What is it? I have a much smaller one like that.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Ken Nagy wrote:
Michaeldc wrote:
A bit of “Dead can dance” in the ears, a good strong cuppa coffee, and a sharp tool in hand. Brace carving on a Multi-scale top on a rainy PNW Monday morning.


Now I have another band I have to look into more. I use my iPod a lot. The guitar is perplexing.

Does it have a flat top? I've never seen that before.

Is that a plate tuning fixture that it is attached to? Maybe not, with the headphones.

The Japanese gouge is interesting. What is it? I have a much smaller one like that.


Ken,

The top is a pretty standard 30’ radius.

The plate tuning fixture is just a way to hold the part while carving and tapping.

The carving tools come from these guys.

http://www.hidatool.com/woodworking/car ... ow-u-gouge

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Tried a new sound hole binding approach that I first read about here on the OLF. Inlay a ring and then cut the hole out. I didn’t quite do the math correctly and there is still a little spruce peeking out of the bottom. I kind of like it actually though. Cookies and cream. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:53 am 
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Michael,

What is the purpose of the extra depth of your voicing mould?


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What is the purpose of the extra depth of your voicing mould?


It’s what we were taught to do in Somogyi’s guitar top class back in 2012. When I put my ear up to the rosette/deep side I can hear pitch differences very clearly so I know where to remove material. I’m getting consistent result and am lazy enough not to look for another approach right now. I’m pretty sure Ervin didn’t come up with this.

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meddlingfool wrote:
Michael,

What is the purpose of the extra depth of your voicing mould?



I was wondering if the part above the sound hole was considered null and void. Doesn't it move too? I seem to have a lot of highs on the top part, especially in the cutaway. With the arch top it was easy; just carve the outside thinner.

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Ken Nagy wrote:
meddlingfool wrote:
Michael,

What is the purpose of the extra depth of your voicing mould?



I was wondering if the part above the sound hole was considered null and void. Doesn't it move too? I seem to have a lot of highs on the top part, especially in the cutaway. With the arch top it was easy; just carve the outside thinner.

Ken


I'm pretty much of the school that very little happens north of the sound hole and there's nothing up there that I can carve on, at least on my guitars anyway.

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