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Nahil.R 10-17-2020 01:57 AM



That is some pretty myrtle. I have been meaning to ask you Bruce, what is it like to work with? I have been thinking for my next build (parlor or '0') to use myrtle for the back and sides.

Since I am very much a beginner I was wondering if it is a generally easy to work with wood?

Thanks,

Nahil.

Bruce Sexauer 10-17-2020 10:41 AM

It is locally called “pepper wood”, and it does bother my nasal area. It is as easy bending a material as I have encountered.

Bruce Sexauer 10-17-2020 06:11 PM

First tier of the Amazon binding going on. My method creates vastly more clamping pressure than masking tape can, coming much closer to optimizing the join. Aliphatic glue requires something close to 50# a square inch clamping press to achieve that elusive "stronger than the wood itself" quality.

I believe that tone is the product of integrity, beginning with the quality of the materials, and ending with the intention of the player. In between, I make sure that every aspect of the joinery is as good as possible.

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/1sttier.jpg

Guitars44me 10-18-2020 10:12 AM

Yep!
 
"I believe that tone is the product of integrity, beginning with the quality of the materials, and ending with the intention of the player. In between, I make sure that every aspect of the joinery is as good as possible."

Well put Sir!

Salud

Paul

Bruce Sexauer 10-19-2020 04:31 PM

The binding, graft, and dovetail cavity are all successfully completed on this, my third "Couch Noodler", essentially a bespoke 00 optimized for personal enjoyment. This one is Myrtle and topped with Hampton Bros. red spruce:

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxfront.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxback.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxside.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxgraft.jpg

iim7V7IM7 10-19-2020 04:59 PM

Beautiful Bruce...:up:

Nahil.R 10-20-2020 02:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Sexauer (Post 6527954)
The binding, graft, and dovetail cavity are all successfully completed on this, my third "Couch Noodler", essentially a bespoke 00 optimized for personal enjoyment. This one is Myrtle and topped with Hampton Bros. red spruce:

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxfront.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxback.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxside.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxgraft.jpg

I love the simplicity and clean aesthetics! Another gorgeous one as per usual!

Bruce Sexauer 10-27-2020 07:17 PM

I have been a bit distracted this last week as I rode my bicycle into a pothole while site seeing, and did a high speed face plant in the middle of the road. After regaining consciousness, I spent a couple of days in the hospital. Nothing broken except my nose (again) and the lost pint blood is probably replenished already. My mother used to tell me to "grow up", and there is increasing evidence that she had a point. At least I could do a better job of "looking where I'm going".

All I did in the shop since last Thursday is add the heel cap to CN#3, the last bit of wood work before finish sanding and then finish.

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wnec...assquarter.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wnec...lequaerter.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wnec...assquarter.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wneckheadfront.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wneckheadback.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wneckbutton.jpg

vpolineni 10-27-2020 08:32 PM

I'm sorry to hear that Bruce but am very glad to see that you are back in the workshop. Hope your recovery is speedy and full!

Ergoetal 10-27-2020 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Sexauer (Post 6527954)
The binding, graft, and dovetail cavity are all successfully completed on this, my third "Couch Noodler", essentially a bespoke 00 optimized for personal enjoyment. This one is Myrtle and topped with Hampton Bros. red spruce:

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxfront.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxback.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxside.jpg

http://www.sexauerluthier.com/LP20/305/boxgraft.jpg

You must spend a lot of time on the couch, Bruce.

Nahil.R 10-28-2020 03:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Sexauer (Post 6535285)
I have been a bit distracted this last week as I rode my bicycle into a pothole while site seeing, and did a high speed face plant in the middle of the road. After regaining consciousness, I spent a couple of days in the hospital. Nothing broken except my nose (again) and the lost pint blood is probably replenished already. My mother used to tell me to "grow up", and there is increasing evidence that she had a point. At least I could do a better job of "looking where I'm going".

All I did in the shop since last Thursday is add the heel cap to CN#3, the last bit of wood work before finish sanding and then finish.

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wnec...assquarter.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wnec...lequaerter.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wnec...assquarter.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wneckheadfront.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wneckheadback.jpg

http://mojoluthier.com/LP20/305/wneckbutton.jpg


Sorry to hear about your mishap Bruce. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Nahil.

TomB'sox 10-28-2020 08:28 AM

I really like the cutout in the headstock, is that a new design? I know you have done others, but I don't recall that shape.

jmat 10-28-2020 08:57 AM

Take care on that bike Bruce. I have seen your road bike, it looks fast and fun. Perhaps augment with a super stable cargo type, less face plant-able bike ?

Lots of examples, for example: https://surlybikes.com/bikes/ogre

If bikes were Sexauer guitars this is the "Sexauer" version: https://sevencycles.com/bikes/bike-d...?model=expat-s

The new disc brakes are a revelation. Also there is a different physical relation with the bike leading to more control. You have half a chance with potholes and, with wider tires, many general road obstacles becomes no big deal. These bikes don't go that fast but you already got that covered. Plus they carry stuff and better that the bike is the workhorse than you.

But maybe you weren't looking for advice on how to spend your money...

Be well, keep rolling!

kliend 10-28-2020 09:30 AM

Oh no! Rest up good sir. :(

Slow it down, we can't get you a neck reset

Nemoman 10-28-2020 09:48 AM

The guitar looks wonderful, Bruce!

Like many for some reason now I can't see your pics--but fortunately the right click trick works and I can view your creations that way.

Sorry to hear about your mishap, and hope you're mending well!


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