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Old 01-07-2017, 06:08 AM
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The build looks great, I really like the neck lamination scheme.

I just changed out the thermostat in the shop yesterday (long story for a heating forum,) but when I was done, I was deciding what to set it at. Hmmm 64 seemed ok.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:08 AM
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It is cold. Right now it's literally freezing. Inside the shop it was a chilly 66 degrees which can necessitate some extra layers.
Wow, 66*F would be awesome right now. We had something similar here this morning but the Lord seemed fit to take away one of the important digits which left us with only one 6*!

PS, the build is looking great!

Oops, there's been a correction. Seems like we have lost 65 digits and not just 60 as posted earlier this morning.

BTW, please hop on a bus and join us as we huddle around our wood stove. It could be the warming refreshing break you have been yearning for, plus we could always use an extra set of hands around the shop Weather break is over and now its back to your topic.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:36 AM
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Heat wave here I guess compared to Tim, we have 11, but NO WIND Yeah!!!!

26 in Spring Branch. Maybe it will knock down some pesky critters such as Kathy's new favorite in house companion, the scorpion!

Hey Ryan, what Wheaton did you go to, the one in MA? Black Hills despite the temp issue is certainly a beautiful spot to be!

When I saw Tim's wood burning stove in his shop, I immediately thought of humidity as they put out a lot of heat, but really dry out the air, you must really have to keep your humidifier going full time.

Sorry about the skin issues with the Rosewood Ryan, but I am glad for your sacrifice.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:56 AM
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No Tom, I went to Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois about 30 miles due west from downtown Chicago. (It's so flat that on a clear day you can see the Sears tower from that far away.) It's a Christian liberal arts college known for Billy Graham and its number one rated college cafeteria. I got a BS in geology which has really helped me in my lutherie career- especially the BS part.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:07 AM
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No Tom, I went to Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois about 30 miles due west from downtown Chicago. (It's so flat that on a clear day you can see the Sears tower from that far away.) It's a Christian liberal arts college known for Billy Graham and its number one rated college cafeteria. I got a BS in geology which has really helped me in my lutherie career- especially the BS part.
Haha, too funny...We visited Wheaton in MA when looking at schools for my daughter so thought we may have had a "small world" event in the making. Well at least I know you went through 4 years of real winter up there. It is flat there though as you say, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio make for a long car trip when going from NY to Minnesota!

Geology, yes, should you not be some rich guy traveling the world like someone we both know, finding oil??? Or at least, finding some cool rocks to use for inlays on my guitar?
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No Tom, I went to Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois about 30 miles due west from downtown Chicago. (It's so flat that on a clear day you can see the Sears tower from that far away.) It's a Christian liberal arts college known for Billy Graham and its number one rated college cafeteria. I got a BS in geology which has really helped me in my lutherie career- especially the BS part.


Hahaha! I can attest Ryan had one of the highest marks in his class!

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Old 01-07-2017, 09:11 AM
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Hahaha! I can attest Ryan had one of the highest marks in his class!

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I assume you are referring to his class in BS! I am looking quite forward to the in shop pickup for this build! I have scored quite high marks in that particular class myself. It is always good to meet a fellow academician.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:23 AM
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At any given time, I have about 20-25 guitars. I've owned and/or sold 4 of these my guitars - my favorite model (at least for my style of playing)!
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:54 PM
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Thanks Bob, It was on your website, yourperfectguitar.com that I first heard a Kinnaird and the rest is history (expensive history, but history none the less).

After the boys were able to dry out the shop, they were able to get back to more productive work today. This is Ryan sanding the box to the correct contour on the sanding disc for the top...



This is the beginning of fitting the top to the aforementioned sanded rims:



Thanks for following along.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:51 PM
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With the shop dried out and the weekend on the horizon, work was being done on my Kinnaird:

Here is a shot of the linings being routed out to fit the top braces:



Here is a picture of the finished and signed top:



The next picture shows the top being glued on with more than a few clamps in place:

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Old 01-14-2017, 04:51 AM
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Looking good Steve and Ryan. Soon there will be a box.
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Boy do I feel lucky! The Mts east of San Diego have been wet and beautiful.
One day it is snowing, just uphill from us a few hundred feet in altitude. The next it is t shirt and shorts weather. Then sleet and hail, then nice again...

The humidity has bee hovering around 50% inside, so I get to leave my guitars on the wall hangers without concern!

I thought my JK 00012c was deeper than normal, and just for comparison it measured 4.33" deep at the tail. Of course the slight arches in top and back make it even deeper toward the center... it is a monster. Loud enough to hurt my ears when I lay into it, especially tuned to open D with a slide. Who needs a resonator! Haha. Yet sweet and lush when played gently...

This guitar here is sure looking fantastic! And we all know it is going to SOUND even better.

Congrats!!!

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Paul,
Our standard OM is 4.125 (4 1/8") deep, so John's is almost a 1/4 deeper than that. This deep body will be just a tad deeper still at 4.625 (4 5/8"). We've found it to give some extra woomph in the bass.
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Our standard OM is 4.125 (4 1/8") deep, so John's is almost a 1/4 deeper than that. This deep body will be just a tad deeper still at 4.625 (4 5/8"). We've found it to give some extra woomph in the bass.
Ahh woomph, love the woomph.

Ryan, question please...why do the proximal ends of the X-braces seem to end so abruptly vs. the gradual taper at the other end or of the other braces?
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Ryan, question please...why do the proximal ends of the X-braces seem to end so abruptly vs. the gradual taper at the other end or of the other braces?
The X-braces are left tall on the upper bout side because they actually fit into the linings for structural support. The transverse brace (the tall thick one) also bears a lot of load - so it is inlet into the linings as well (see above pic with the router).

The braces that reach the linings in the lower boat are tapered to virtually nothing. (We do leave a very thin web of wood- so thin it's semi-transparent - that tucks under the linings for stress relief.) The reason these braces are tapered is to free up the movement of the lower bout. The built-in tension of the top is greater in the center where the braces are larger and taller. The thinning of the braces help the vibration of the top to be accentuated. Everyone's bracing pattern is their take on how to dictate the string tension into acceptable tone generation. Essentially we are stabilizing the upper bout and loosening the lower. There's more to it than that, but why spoil the romance?
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