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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 pm 
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Starting on three spec builds, making an effort to use up some sets that have been sitting around and keep getting overlooked.

They'll be 00-size guitars with the traditional scale length and geometry.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:05 am 
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joshnothing wrote:
Starting on three spec builds, making an effort to use up some sets that have been sitting around and keep getting overlooked.

They'll be 00-size guitars with the traditional scale length and geometry.



What are the woods? I love a OO.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:49 am 
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joshnothing wrote:
Starting on three spec builds, making an effort to use up some sets that have been sitting around and keep getting overlooked.

They'll be 00-size guitars with the traditional scale length and geometry.


Wowza! That's some nice wood, are they quarter sawn?

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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
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"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:00 am 
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Luthier1975 wrote:
joshnothing wrote:
Starting on three spec builds, making an effort to use up some sets that have been sitting around and keep getting overlooked.

They'll be 00-size guitars with the traditional scale length and geometry.



What are the woods? I love a OO.


Peruvian walnut, padauk and camphor. A few times through the drum sander today and the shop smells like Vick’s vaporub.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:04 am 
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Refinishing a 70s Strat. My friend dyed the grain black and coated it with polyurethane, I'm not sure when. It was blonde when he bought it new and he decided he didn't like it so here we are. He still doesn't want it blonde so I'm going to burst it and finish with lacquer.

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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
That's a reminder for me.

"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:43 am 
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Completed the body on a blistered maple and Sitka spruce J -200
This guitar is going to have a ton of abalone and mother of Pearl that’s my next step putting it all around the top,sides and the back...ImageImageImage


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:51 am 
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Wow, that's gorgeous!

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Get the heck off the couch and go build a guitar!!!!
That's a reminder for me.

"Alan Carruth, IMO the 12-fret 000 or 14 fret OM size (15" wide lower bout) is god's size for the steel string guitar, especially for fingerstyle. I would also try to get away from scalloped bracing and lean toward 'straight' or 'tapered' bracing. Scalloped emphasizes bass and 'punch', where straight bracing, and especially 'tapered' (sometimes called 'parabolic') leans more toward treble and sustain."



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:44 am 
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banjopicks wrote:
Wow, that's gorgeous!

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:54 am 
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Started buffing out this OM. Image


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:57 am 
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Brad, and Blake, that's 2 stunning builds.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:04 pm 
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Thanks Colin!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:58 pm 
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Nice treatment of the maple there Blake...



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:10 pm 
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This just showed up on my doorstep. Bog oak and a hunk of walnut. Should be able to resaw 8 or 9 sets out of it.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:17 pm 
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Besides bracing up a top and a back I also did a couple center stripe inlays. I sure am looking forward to seeing that curly anigre under some gloss.

M


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:33 pm 
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The inlay prompted me to put my project in. I replaced the back and belly on a 5 string viola I made. Wrecked them with purfling. My nemesis is purfling. So to conquer it, I did a crazy one. I managed to get all the way through it yesterday, and the light on my magnifier went out. Went to Menards today because I saw that they had the same one that I have, but with led light for $45. I bought one.

Opening it up I saw that it has tow lenses, a 3 X like the other one, and a 5 X. I put the 5 X one in, and now I see that my work isn't just shabby; it really sucks. I have a LOT of filling to do.

I saw on this forum that someone cut out an inlay on a fb using a Dremel and a small bit. I have one, and a bit that I was going to use the StewMac holder on. So I cut the pattern with a knife, veed out the top with a file, and then used that as a guide for the Dremel. I had to widen it some, but it wasn't TOO difficult.

We'll see how the filling works out. I wanted to finish this, and then work on the crazy inlay I have dreamed up for the guitar. More stuff I've never done before.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:14 pm 
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The inlay prompted me to put my project in. I replaced the back and belly on a 5 string viola I made. Wrecked them with purfling. My nemesis is purfling. So to conquer it, I did a crazy one. I managed to get all the way through it yesterday, and the light on my magnifier went out. Went to Menards today because I saw that they had the same one that I have, but with led light for $45. I bought one.

Opening it up I saw that it has tow lenses, a 3 X like the other one, and a 5 X. I put the 5 X one in, and now I see that my work isn't just shabby; it really sucks. I have a LOT of filling to do.

I saw on this forum that someone cut out an inlay on a fb using a Dremel and a small bit. I have one, and a bit that I was going to use the StewMac holder on. So I cut the pattern with a knife, veed out the top with a file, and then used that as a guide for the Dremel. I had to widen it some, but it wasn't TOO difficult.

We'll see how the filling works out. I wanted to finish this, and then work on the crazy inlay I have dreamed up for the guitar. More stuff I've never done before.

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Looks good to me!! Hand done, on a light colored wood...? Dang!

My inlay pockets are cut on my CNC (Cheating). The purflings are done by hand...

Be proud of what you did!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:51 pm 
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Nicely done

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:33 pm 
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i finally put up some wood racks to hold rough cut stuff that just lays around.
Was a really great way to get it up and out of the way.
Many of you likely use it, this is more a endorsement to those who are thinking about getting some; you will be happy you did.
I have shelving in the basement for the smaller dimension pieces.

Grand total of 80 bux.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:15 pm 
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Well, strictly speaking it's not in my shop, but got this one finally fully finished, set up and playing like butter.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:25 pm 
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Really nice Colin.

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Thank you.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:39 am 
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It’s been too hot this year to work in the shop.
I started a camphor burl non-cutaway electric that I plan to finish now that fall is here.
I resawed the camphor four years ago and the pieces had severe bow.
I clamped the pieces together for three years and it still had a bow.
I spot glued the pieces together and flattened both outside surfaces.
Resawed through the glue joint.
Then I clamped and glued the pieces to the body.
After drying, I surfaced the top.
Despite the challenges, I’m determined to finish it.
I plan to use purpleheart for the fretboard and head plate.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:40 am 
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Dan,
A lot of effort and determination, but that is STUNNING. Having a vision is a powerful thing.
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Acoustic Bass Guitar. Got shipped off yesterday to Fargo just in time.
Cedar top, Bocote back & sides, bridge, fingerboard and peghed veneers, Curly Maple neck and bindings, Manzanita burl rosette, JJB bridge plate transducers.
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