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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:36 pm 
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Thought I would post this here too:

One week until our get together. PM me for directions to my house. Let's plan on meeting from 2 until around 6-6:30 in the afternoon. I have a church youth group coming over at 7, so unless you want to participate, we need to wrap things up before they get here.

Looking forward to seeing what you have been building and sharing ideas. Again, bring a few items you would like to swap or sell. We can certainly pass a few hours talking guitars, but if someone wants to demo something, please do. Or if you have a specific interest, let us know, and we can be ready for it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:45 pm 
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Not sure if this thread is being viewed much, but I will post this here as well:

For those of you coming over on Sunday, do you have any specific topic you want to discuss that may require a bit of set up or prep beforehand? You are welcome to use my tools and the shop. If there is any interest, I or you could do a demo of any of the following:

- Pore filling with zpoxy
- Waterbased spray setup and application
- Buffing out a finish using a pneumatic polisher
- HHG
- Rosettes
- Side bending
- Inlaying
- Headstock routing
- Bolting down a fingerboard extension
- Routing binding channels
- CNC, though my application is still basic, but I could demo a headstock logo inlay.

Or, I could open up the shop and we could discuss various alternatives to some of those noted above. I do have a thickness sander if someone wants to do a demo on thicknessing a soundboard. I am happy to show my process, which is primarily by sound, feel, and gut. I know Fred uses a more objective approach, which we could apply to a soundboard. I am even happy to glue up a set of spruce plates to use for this, though we wouldn't go through bracing unless someone has a top braced. I am not there yet with two I am working on.

Just tossing out ideas and am open to more. Let me know if you want to see or demo something, and we can make sure that we are setup to do it.

I am going to try and borrow back the mango commission I sold a month ago and will have the butternut topped OOO and a larger body spalted mango at the house. Be sure to bring some of your guitars.

Also, I will have soda and food available. If you want beer or wine, you'll have to bring your own!

See you Sunday!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:27 am 
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Ken, I would love to come, but my girls have 4H this weekend, both days.
I use to live in Southlyon, not to far from you!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:00 pm 
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Lance, would have been great to meet you in person, but family does come first! I'm sure one of these days our paths will cross!

Good luck with the 4H!

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