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Author:  SteveSmith [ Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:56 pm ]
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phil wrote:
Dan, he's a beauty!

Steve, I think you can salvage that top. Rather than using three small braces around the sound hole, substitute a full triangular patch of wood - ala Lowden and a few other builders. No one will ever see the mistake, and I think the affect on tone will be minimal. You could probably account for the difference by a bit of extra mass off of the upper arms of the X.

Good luck.

Phil


I'm definitely repairing the top. I've already patched the hole and glued in a ring of spruce I made from the top cutoffs. Once the rosette is done I'll bind the soundhole if necessary to cover the glue line where I put in the ring but I don't think I'll need to. One of the small braces around the soundhole will cover the bottom of the patch.

Author:  Brad Goodman [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:41 pm ]
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Jim Watts wrote:
Well at least it didn't put a big hole in the side of your guitar like it did Brads! :)


Funny you should say that....
The first sideport I did was when I was binding a guitar, I was coaxing the binding into the channel with the blunt end of a nipper and slipped punching a hole in the side of the guitar.

The hole landed in the EXACT spot and size where one would plan a sideport-once again showing me the grace of God in my life!

Author:  SteveSmith [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:09 pm ]
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Top is all fixed. There's one thing you can see with the naked eye if you know what to look for. Still need to add a thin black ring around the outside of the abalone but I will use the new DW611 with the Precise Bits 1/8" collet for that. Got the parts today and the Precise Bits pieces are really nice. Just have to rework the hole pattern on my Wells-Karol jig to mount the 611. I'll do that tomorrow.Image

Author:  Brad Goodman [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:08 pm ]
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The completed box- flamed Claro Walnut with Satinwood bindings.

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Author:  Ken Nagy [ Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:47 am ]
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arie wrote:
i've had problems lately but i'm back in action.

what's happening?

- finish up a small thing that looks like a washburn rover, sitka and hon hog, i call it a rambler. (priority).
- shave and refinish the neck on a traveler bass guitar. (next priority)
- perfect my wipe-on oil varnish and get started on my home brew shellac.
- back to work on the 0-18 in cedar and primavera
- finish wiring up an ibanez bass with fender p/j pickups (sort of priority)
- re-crown frets and install an emg 81-7 on a schecter revenger
- back to work on the 000-12 in adi and walnut
- organize the wood pile, flush out the spiders, throw out the junk.



My time has been similar. I just retired, and now have more time, but it doesn't feel like it; we've been busy; so I'm trying to fix the basement shop up the way I want it. I started with the wood pile, and the boxes I have projects started in. I get plans to make something. I REALLY like to plan and start new projects. I REALLY like working on them. But when things go wrong, I don't like it. I don't just stop, I work through just about all of them, except the Red Spruce belly that kept splitting.

I found that I have a lot of wood for projects (do you ever have enough?), AND a lot of projects started, already in project boxes. I wrote them down on a piece of paper. I should be busy for a while:

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Author:  Colin North [ Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:07 pm ]
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Ken, looks like you have plenty on your plate to keep you from getting bored!
Put the last coats on these two today, so a week of waiting for the lacquer to dry before levelling and buffing.
Don't worry, it won't be feet up - tax returns to do pfft

Author:  Clinchriver [ Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:46 pm ]
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Re-fretted my 335 about a year ago, checked factory fret placement and scale length laughing6-hehe G-bson :mrgreen:

Removed the offending fretboard (bridge placement is slightly off also) prepped up an lovely dalbergia tucarensis "Panamanian Rosewood" fretboard, Mother of pearl dots and fret markers, glued up with HHG, and decided to go for a classic 1959 Les Paul neck carve.

Author:  Colin North [ Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:23 am ]
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Sweet!

Author:  jfmckenna [ Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:38 am ]
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This is one of the first guitars I ever built. I think I built this in '91 or '92 and I have been playing it ever since. White oak from the old barn in the back yard with a mahogany neck and ebony FB. It used to have Gibson P100's in it. I switched to P90's and finally went back to half and half. I swapped out the bridge PU with a p100 that I coil tapped and instaled a reverse wound P90 in the neck. So far I'm really liking it.

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Check out this neck joint :D

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Author:  pullshocks [ Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:51 pm ]
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My ancient Hitachi TR-12 router lacks variable speed, so I purchased an add on unit. Weirdly, it has a belt clip and no other means of mounting. So this is what I came up with, along with cord management and wrench storage.

Author:  SnowManSnow [ Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:09 pm ]
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Been working o. And off on this little guy. Not sure if I’m digging it yet.... but she’s gonna get finished as best I can:)
L-0 size.
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Author:  jfmckenna [ Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:39 pm ]
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SnowManSnow wrote:
Been working o. And off on this little guy. Not sure if I’m digging it yet.... but she’s gonna get finished as best I can:)
L-0 size.
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WAIT!!!!!!!!!!

STOP right there.... Don't do anything till you turn that bridge around laughing6-hehe

Author:  NJRiversguitars [ Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:54 pm ]
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Closed up the box on #17!


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Author:  Mark Mc [ Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:27 pm ]
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Noah - that segmented rosette is stunning. And the adi top looks great too. Is that CNC work? Please don’t tell me you did that by hand!

I have taken a bit of time away from guitars to make this magnetic knife block and kitchen tool box. It prompts questions about magnetic wood and I tell a story about how it comes from very rare trees (wenge actually) that grow at the north pole.

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Author:  NJRiversguitars [ Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:33 pm ]
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Mark Mc wrote:
Noah - that segmented rosette is stunning. And the adi top looks great too. Is that CNC work? Please don’t tell me you did that by hand!

I have taken a bit of time away from guitars to make this magnetic knife block and kitchen tool box. It prompts questions about magnetic wood and I tell a story about how it comes from very rare trees (wenge actually) that grow at the north pole.

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Hey Mark! Thank you so much it’s all hand done and inspired by Ervin Somogyi style rosettes! And your knife block is beautiful! Love the wood!


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Author:  SnowManSnow [ Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:29 pm ]
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jfmckenna wrote:
SnowManSnow wrote:
Been working o. And off on this little guy. Not sure if I’m digging it yet.... but she’s gonna get finished as best I can:)
L-0 size.
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WAIT!!!!!!!!!!

STOP right there.... Don't do anything till you turn that bridge around laughing6-hehe

:) good eye haha


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Author:  Mark Mc [ Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:33 pm ]
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I do love a 13 fretter - is that the plan?
Nice butterfly inlay too

Author:  olmorton71 [ Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:26 pm ]
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Started a Dreadnought for my Uncle


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Author:  Ken Nagy [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:39 am ]
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Oris, that mold is VERY cool. You can use it to glue the plates on too? Looks like a nice project. Is it hinged on to the bench? I like the shape.

It reminds me of the skeleton mold Andrew Carruthers makes for violins. This is a nice one he made for cellos that I might have to do as well. Or maybe I'll mix and match. I like doing things like that. The upper and lower bouts are basically freeform, almost just where the wood wants to bend. Cellos look cool too. Why make stuff that doesn't look cool?

https://www.andrewcarruthers.com/new-small-cello-on-a-skeleton-mold/

Author:  olmorton71 [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 am ]
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It’s the KMG mega mold. The hinge allows you to elevate the front and achieve the neck angle perfectly with little effort.

And I use it to glue on the top and back.

It can be any body shape.

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Author:  geetarman77 [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:15 am ]
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Little cello work and a couple of neck resets on some old Martin’s is all


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Author:  Luthier1975 [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:46 pm ]
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Carving the neck and getting this one ready for finish.




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Author:  olmorton71 [ Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:54 pm ]
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She’s a beaut Clark


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Author:  SnowManSnow [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:39 pm ]
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Still working on this little one:)
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Author:  sdsollod [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:58 pm ]
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Snow, Looks like a small jumbo. What is the B&S?

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