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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:24 pm 
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I'm in, I just finished up a White Oak, Lutz, Walnut, Persimmon, 14 fret, size O.
With 9 months to play with and finishing in October (bday is in October) I think a 13 fret, Maple, Nick Lucas would be a nice present to myself. Scratch build. I grew up in and out of my dads cabinet/furniture shop and I have a decent shop of my own. I enjoy all aspects of procuring instrument wood, cutting the tree, sawing into billets, curing (least enjoyable) and re-sawing.

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Fretboard, & bridge, not sure?
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Anyway have to think about the details and get started?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:07 am 
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Are you working from plans for the Nick Lucas? If so, from where? Really excited to follow your build as I've been dreaming about the same 13 fretter for #2.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:14 am 
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Look forward to watching this one! I want to play it when you're done.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:08 pm 
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Randy Jones wrote:
Are you working from plans for the Nick Lucas? If so, from where? Really excited to follow your build as I've been dreaming about the same 13 fretter for #2.


I have a body template for a Gibson L-OO from Waldron Instruments. And I have a local luthier/collector/vintage expert, that actually has a Nick Lucas or two. He said next time I'm up that way we can take a good look bliss


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:09 pm 
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SteveSmith wrote:
Look forward to watching this one! I want to play it when you're done.


Deal! I want to play that new Dread, also you need to post some pics of that J-45 refurbish.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Clinchriver wrote:
SteveSmith wrote:
Look forward to watching this one! I want to play it when you're done.


Deal! I want to play that new Dread, also you need to post some pics of that J-45 refurbish.

And I wanna play both! We will just have to have an OLF TN convention laughing6-hehe


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Dug through the stash today and this is the best I could do laughing6-hehe
Some Ted Davis wood I got from John Arnold. Right now I'm into really cheap wood, typically stuff I cut and mill myself, I believe I paid John $15.00 for a foot tall stack of curly maple, most of it 8" wide and 3' long. All of it is insanely curly.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:02 pm 
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nice score!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:04 pm 
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I believe that the main difference between a Gibson, Nick Lucas and an L-OO are body depth, (Nick Lucas being deeper) the numbers I have for the Nick Lucas are Rib height, at heel: (3-29/32″), Rib height, at waist (4-7/16″),Rib height, at end block (4-11/16″)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:29 pm 
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I'm currently working on plans for a Nick Lucas, I'm getting my information here:
http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/PluckedStrings/ ... uitar.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Rodger Knox wrote:
I'm currently working on plans for a Nick Lucas, I'm getting my information here:
http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/PluckedStrings/ ... uitar.html

Well sign me up for a set when your finished. I've checked out that guitar many times. I have a local musician with a Nick Lucas I have access too also.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Paul Hostetter goes into great detail about the move from 12-14 frets and his work on the Nick Lucas inspired H13 from Santa Cruz GC: http://www.lutherie.net/model_h.html. I'm sure you've seen it but I post for interested bystanders. As I said looking forward to this one!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Going to be a little slow out of the gate, need to build a mold.

Got the back cut out and bracing glued on (HHG for everything) might get carved this weekend. Also need to pick out a top and get it joined and braced. Humidity is super low this past week for Tennessee.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Looking like a good start! And the humidity has been real low in TN! Dry as a bone and snow on the way tonight! Better run to the store and buy all the bread and milk! (I've never understood that what are you gonna do with bread an milk?)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:30 am 
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ZekeM wrote:
Looking like a good start! And the humidity has been real low in TN! Dry as a bone and snow on the way tonight! Better run to the store and buy all the bread and milk! (I've never understood that what are you gonna do with bread an milk?)


Why you can make "Milk Bread" of course! Here, let me google that for you:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=milk+and+bread+recipes

No need to thank me.

Clinch,
That maple is pretty nice! It's going to make a purty guitar!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:48 pm 
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That maple is pretty nice! It's going to make a purty guitar![/quote]
Tony, thanks. Your avatar........ laughing6-hehe you really need to make it to Waynefest this year.


Back Bracing %99 carved.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Picked out a top, Bridge Stringer Lutz. Sticking to my cheap wood plan I got it for next to nothing because it has a flaw (knot shadow??) which I'm hiding under the bridge. Shot the edge with my antique Stanley 4-1/2, and glued up with HHG. Not the prettiest top in my stash but its super stiff and really has a nice ring when thumped.


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Do you have any pics of the 14-fret you just finished?


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miramadar wrote:
Do you have any pics of the 14-fret you just finished?

Looks like a million bucks from 5' away, it has a better that decent set up and a very balanced sound. What I learned getting the first one finished was priceless.


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Thanks for posting the pics. That's a nice looking guitar. I love the idea of a persimmon fingerboard. A persimmon tree recently fell at my father-in-law's place and we're going to mill it up. Hopefully I'll be able to use some of it.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:22 am 
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miramadar wrote:
Thanks for posting the pics. That's a nice looking guitar. I love the idea of a persimmon fingerboard. A persimmon tree recently fell at my father-in-law's place and we're going to mill it up. Hopefully I'll be able to use some of it.


Thanks, the bridge & fingerboard are persimmon. I cut this wood from a tree right next to my house that a storm blew the top out of. I'm still thinking about staining them black.

One of my neighbors has a big band saw mill and he called and told me he had a nice White Oak that was split for about 15' from the butt. It was two perfect quarters and a half, saved me from having to split it laughing6-hehe

Woodcraft in Knoxville is hosting what may become the East Tennessee Luthiers next Sunday, 2/10/2013 see if you can make it.


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That oak guitar is a real looker Clinch!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:02 am 
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Really busy around here. I have several projects going plus a 13 year old daughter playing on two soccer teams.
First top went up in smoke, so here is 2nd time around Lutz top with first attempt at a bound sound hole. Very little consistency bending curly maple gaah next time I'll just cut out a circle and inlay one piece.


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Looking good. My "bound" soundhole is just getting cut out of a solid inlay. less trouble with bending :roll:


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Looking good. My "bound" soundhole is just getting cut out of a solid inlay. less trouble with bending :roll:


Yeah I'm not sure what I was doing wrong, I did a test run with a piece of maple I had in the scrap box and it bent with out heating duh I picked out some spectacular looking maple, bent on the pipe it was tough to get a good fit.
Making a mess, and some kerfed linings


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