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 Post subject: Wes's build
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Bubinga back and sides $40
Sitka top $15
top was used for packing on some tops I purchased a year ago, extra pieces, so I used shipping cost for value .
neck , fretboard, bindings , bridge , linings ,etc will be cut from board stock I have acclimated.....$30 bucks or so


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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:19 pm 
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That soundboard says "No charge" on it. You paid the shipping for the wood you bought. Packing material has no value in my mind. Just something to think about if you get too close to your budget limit. I don't think anyone would have a beef with packing material having no value.

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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:20 pm 
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I got the sides bent , the soundboard and back glued up!!


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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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cutting linings from a bubinga board , and adi spruce for laminated braces..


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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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got most of the bending done, including the bindings as well...I am using solid linings so I bend the individual pieces , glue the laminates then rebend to the final shape...…the soundboard braces are leftover adi spruce...


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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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Looking good ! [:Y:]

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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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Tony_in_NYC wrote:
That soundboard says "No charge" on it. You paid the shipping for the wood you bought. Packing material has no value in my mind. Just something to think about if you get too close to your budget limit. I don't think anyone would have a beef with packing material having no value.



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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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I should have no problem with cost , most everything is being made from leftovers or boards I have , and I did get some of those cheap Chinese tuners, like 4 sets about a year ago, and you definitely get what you pay for ..stuff is junk, at about 7 bucks per set they are overpriced!! laughing6-hehe
I will most certainly get rid of those once the build is completed.....having fun though...soundboard will have my sweep carbon fiber bracing , and will be a 13 fret OM style, probably with a soundport…along with a compensated nut and saddle, using a Gore inspired nut machining jig for the nut...hopefully I will have it completed on time...Darn Full time gets in the way of my building time!!!!! gaah

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Looks good to me!

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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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making progress!! bliss


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This is going to be a nice build ! Looking forward to hearing this one ! [clap]

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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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Nice looking, that rim looks bullet proof too. Nice clean work.

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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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Would you be willing to elaborate a bit on the heel block design . Thats interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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It's just 3/4 inch ply with.a bubinga cap and laminated splints between the linings
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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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made the rosette last night..its padauck thicknessed to .028 then ca'd one at a time in a .031 channel...I cut the channel , apply shellac , glue in strip , plane / sand smoothe, then go to the next one..


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That Is Nice !! Wow . [:Y:] [:Y:]

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 Post subject: Re: Wes's build
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Awesome!

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I have seen a rosette like that with 4 circles but this is much cooler! Really nice!

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very cool rosette!

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That is ingenious - I like it.

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Sweet rosette Wes. I'm getting dizzy.

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Nothing like spending a whole sunday watching TV and "loofering" as my better half puts it!! pizza

Got the soundhole doubler glued on, and the bridge plate and carbon fiber epoxied on, along with getting the fretboard cut, binding installed , and fretmarkers …


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fret markers made with padauck scrap


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bracing the top with carbon fiber tow...


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I like the fret board wes. Crap , I like the whole build LOL great work

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Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
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