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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:40 pm 
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Snow, Looks like a small jumbo. What is the B&S?

It’s a Gs L-0 (braced differently though) the back and sides are super cool sapelle!! here it is w some naphtha
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:53 pm 
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Not much doing other than ordering here. I just pulled together the materials for two new guitars. It's been a few years since I ordered Gotoh's, but the price definitely seems like it doubled.


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I know you don't mean it's gonna be a wall hanger.
C' mon, tell us more. ;)


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I know you don't mean it's gonna be a wall hanger.
C' mon, tell us more. ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:26 am 
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What's a good grit for this wood.


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What's a good grit for this wood.


Slow down! Light passes, run at an angle until your final pass or two. Heat is your enemy.


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What's a good grit for this wood.


Oily rosewoods 60 grit is a practical maximum to start reducing thickness for me.
I "normally" go 60/80/100 maximum, then use a cabinet scraper..
Light passes, maximum feed rate, clean the belt often.
Once the oils/resins start to build up, you're in trouble. Heat builds up, because you're just rubbing the wood, and encourage the oils to rise.
Cocobolo like that, probably I'll be digging out the 36/40 grit belts to start.
Of course leave enough thickness to take out the grit scratches.

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What's a good grit for this wood.


Also, lots of airflow from a big dust collector helps.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:12 pm 
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What's a good grit for this wood.


Is that from your stash of free BRW? I only use planes and scrapers, so my thing is to find out which way the grain flows, and if it switches around. I guess every method has its learning curve.


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What's a good grit for this wood.

It looks like Cocobolo, a very oily wood.
If you have a small benchtop planer and the wood is relatively "plain" grained you might be able to plane it close to dimension and then scrape it to final thickness. I wouldn't try it on a large planer unless it had a helical head.


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Spraying coats on this lap steel build.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:33 pm 
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Finished a neck set/re-plane-refret/bridge reset on this *very* nice old boy a 1938 J-35. Also inspired me to make my first guitar a slope shoulder, now that I have a decent standard to shoot for.

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