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 Post subject: Macassar ebony 12string
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:31 pm 
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Here's the beginning of my newest build. ( third build)
So far I've glued the back with tropical epoxy and scraped them. Proformaxed the sides to 90.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:33 pm 
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Sides and the clamping of the back


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:45 am 
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The cutaway is new for me so I'm excited to see how that gos together.
Haven't decided on neck yet, I'm thinking maple with Purple Heart. Carbon fiber will stretch into the body all the way under the finger board.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:21 am 
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Bent the sides today. Sanded the top to 150. Laminated a neck. Maple flamed hard rock ,outside and middle. On either side of the center maple two stringers of Purple Heart. 14 fret hope that made since .


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:39 pm 
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Update pics


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:43 pm 
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So the neck is laminated.
Sides are bent.
Back is sanded to 90
I'll bend the cutaway piece on Monday and get the rims together .


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:25 pm 
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Today I put the back braces on and cut and installed the Rossette.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:57 pm 
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Working on the top. Rosette installed sanded to 120 with the proformax. Decided to do double cross braces. Cut them out of quarter sawn red spruce


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:57 pm 
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red spruce braces cut and ready . Decided to double x brace,so i had to re engineer the insides. moved the top one up 1/2 inch and put the bottom one that would not be in the way of the pegs. took one tone bar out added a finger brace on the other side. Hope that made since. sanded edges of the side to the correct angles.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:13 pm 
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Bracing is glued on the soundboard. Kerfing is installed and angle sanded. Will be away from the shop for a couple days.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:27 pm 
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Interesting bracing. Do you still have to shave the braces in the last pic? If not, it looks way over braced in my opinion. You can take off quite a bit of the meat on those to loosen and open her up. She looks good so far though!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:03 pm 
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Chris, yes the braces haven't been shaved in that pic just first shaping with the edge sander. I haven't been to the shop for a week stuck in the day job.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:46 pm 
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Got the box together today, fret board slotted . Picture of the shaved braces.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:36 pm 
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Looking good, Jeff!
I wish I had the skills to make an acoustic.
I'm still reading books and the postings here.
I need to improve my woodworking skills and learn how to use hand tools.
Gonna look sweet shined up!
I dig the Ebony.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:09 pm 
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Nice of you Dan. I'm pretty certain our skills blow mine out of the water. I really dig the ebony also,can't wait to get back to it after a week or so away.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:33 pm 
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Carbon through the neck and into the body.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:46 pm 
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Headstock ready to engrave, bridge ready to cut,


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:22 am 
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So where's the pic's off the finished guitar???

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:33 pm 
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Getting close Bob.Yesterday I finished the head stock and glued the finger board on.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:56 pm 
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Nice! Really nice. [clap]

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:04 am 
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Should be starting the finish tomorrow. To many days off are hard on the novice builder.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:06 am 
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Thanks Bob.


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Fantastic, Jeff!
I really like the headstock.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:08 am 
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Thanks Dan , I really like Steve's style as well. Toda I should be sealing it. Man this one seems to be taking forever. [headinwall]


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