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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:03 am 
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I'm catching up posting documentation of one of the two 00's I had been working on. Both are built on Ken's KMG 00 12 fret template in the Mega-Mold. This combo has worked great for me. This one has been long in process, and I'm back to finishing it up. I'll quickly post some of the highlights of the process.

Flame figure Maple Back & Sides
Sitka Spruce top
Sitka Spruce bracing
Ebony binding with b/w/b purfling
Ebony head plate and fingerboard with brass inlay
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First, make sure the humidity is right on
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:06 am 
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Some really nicely figured Maple for the back and sides.

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This one will have an all Maple/Ebony theme - black and white. So a solid ebony center strip for the back.

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Cutting brace stock
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Before I got my new go-bar deck built, I used Ken's simple stacked note card caul idea for gluing back braces.

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Shaping back braces
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:09 am 
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Back in process with the Ziricote 00-12 I finished some time back.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:12 am 
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Scraping the side wood to final thickness

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Bending sides in my home-made jig. The digitally controlled silicone heating blanket makes for great control.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:15 am 
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Brass inlay

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Modern take on the classic torch

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:16 am 
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Boxes coming along - I built most of this in parallel with the Ziricote 00-12

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Take a break to make some new violin clamps
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:20 am 
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Simply remove everything thats not a guitar...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:37 am 
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Close the box

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Counter-bore the neck bolts

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:38 am 
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Bend some bindings, and then cook them until done...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:40 am 
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Rout the neck tenon

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And start binding

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:41 am 
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Apply some sealer coats to get a sense of the grain...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 pm 
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Lookin' good! Keep the photos comin'... [:Y:]

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Absolutely beautiful! Just the type of instrument I wish to build.

You have also taken a great interpretation of the Torch and fretboard markers!



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:07 pm 
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Thanks Fred.

Slowly making progress on the French Polish...

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Looking good Daniel! (Your shop looks like a clean room lol)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:00 am 
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Thanks Pat.

I'm fortunate to have a clean office for the delicate work and setups. Tonewood is stored around the corner in a climate controlled room, and all the big power tools and dust creation happens out in the wood shop...

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Looking good Daniel! (Your shop looks like a clean room lol)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:00 am 
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Beautiful! Great photo's too.

This is the first time since I've been on the OLF that I even looked in this sub-forum. I'll have to come back for more :D


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gorgeous guitar! and as always really good pictures. I enjoyed going through the posts.

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Well done.Is there any stain on that maple or is it just shellac? What is your source for the maple?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:14 am 
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Thank you Ed, I didn't do any stain on this one, just shellac in a few different colors. Some of my blonde shellac gets a few drops of Vintage Amber, and I mix that in as I go. Still experimenting with shellac colors.

Its closest to Stew Mac's AAAA Flamed Maple, I'm sure many other suppliers can get this maple, but I think I got this in a large purchase a few years back. I can check if I have more.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:16 am 
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Just need to finish the saddle, and send her off.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Just beautiful! Are the instruments true replicas of the Martin OO guitars for measurements and bracing?



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:45 pm 
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FlyingFred - thank you.

Very close to old Martin 00 12-fret—same scale, body outline, etc. But just as many differences.I try to brace as lightly as I can get away with, each has been a little more lightly braced than the last, all 1/4". The bodies on this last Figured Maple 00 and the Ziricote 00-12 before that were slightly deeper than a historic Martin - trying to add just a little more body/low end. And then I do a bolt-on M&T. For my next builds I plan to move on to the Gore style bolt-on...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:21 am 
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Nice looking guitar and quite a set of pictures. The 00-12 fret is my favorite guitar, and yours is a beauty.

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Yes, that one came out very nice.

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