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Mark Hatcher 01-05-2019 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Zandit75 (Post 5938627)

:) Thanks Zandit75!

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Originally Posted by David Wren (Post 5938685)
Wow ... that fiddleback mahogany ... and that cocobolo ... you'll definitely make something spectacular from that Mark!

Thanks David. Great woods truly are inspirational!

Mark Hatcher 01-07-2019 05:04 PM

I have the back strip laid in along with the side purflings:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/...1efc4f96_c.jpg

Also the top is has been joined and we are working out the rosette:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7827/...4d040336_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4853/...9116228f_c.jpg

j. Kinnaird 01-07-2019 06:13 PM

I reall like that cross grain back strip. Very pretty

RGPGuitars 01-07-2019 06:16 PM

Stunning wood, great combination of tone and grain.

Mark Hatcher 01-08-2019 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird (Post 5941489)
I reall like that cross grain back strip. Very pretty


Thanks John, I've been doing cross grain on the back of the neck for years now. I don't know why I didn't think to do carry it onto the back strip.

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Originally Posted by RGPGuitars (Post 5941493)
Stunning wood, great combination of tone and grain.

Thanks! we're fortunate to work with these woods!

Thanks for commenting

Mark

Mark Hatcher 01-08-2019 08:25 AM

Back Graft
 
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4906/...faa28199_c.jpg

Setting the vertebrae.

Mark Hatcher 01-09-2019 09:48 AM

Rosette
 
Here are a couple pictures of cutting the rosette channel and the rosette installed. It is abalone and Cocobolo with a bunch of purfling lines. The Cocobolo came from the same piece of wood that I am using for the back strip and center laminate of the neck:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4867/...dfe6ab39_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/...4311af07_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4864/...ae7981f1_c.jpg

Thanks for viewing!
Mark

Ovation1 01-09-2019 03:03 PM

Love the pictures.

Nemoman 01-09-2019 03:24 PM

Beautiful woods--and what a gorgeous rosette and backstrip!

canuck7 01-09-2019 05:34 PM

Nice rosette
 
I really like the color of the abalone....really pops, even without finish.
Sweet!

Mark Hatcher 01-10-2019 04:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Ovation1 (Post 5943463)
Love the pictures.

Thanks Ovation1. Is it wrong that I spent so much time setting up for a picture of a circle cutter? :)

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Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 5943498)
Beautiful woods--and what a gorgeous rosette and backstrip!

Thanks Nemoman, I have always been partial to trimming Mahogany (and Koa) with Cocobolo. I love the look and feel they really compliment each other. This
Fiddleback Tree is very special and I felt it warranted a little something extra out of the Cocobolo. I dug deep into my supply and remembered this one little piece of cloud figure that was stuck aside for just such an occasion.

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Originally Posted by canuck7 (Post 5943623)
I really like the color of the abalone....really pops, even without finish.
Sweet!

Thanks canuck7, Thatís Blue Pau abalone. I believe it has the richest color of any abalone. Iíd be delightfully surprised to find better!

Mark Hatcher 01-15-2019 02:18 PM

Here are a couple more pics. This first one is the back graft being cleaned up. This strip of cross grained wood is ther to support the glue joint between the two back halves. After it is glued in it is sanded down to a bring the sides down to a thin edge. If they where left full height they would become stress risers going right along the grain of the back halves increasing the possibility of causing cracks:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7807/...7ffa8ee9_c.jpg

Here I am cutting out the sound hole:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/...4cc3967f_c.jpg

I use binding tape on the bottom of the cutter to keep it from marking the top:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/...339f4164_c.jpg

A nice sharp blade on the cutter gives a clean cut:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/...d9b7e87e_b.jpg

One of the practices I picked up while taking classes with Ervin Somogyi years ago was to save the hole cutouts with the pertinent details of the build for future reference. Of course Ervin has a lot more holes than I do :)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/...24b5322c_b.jpg

Nemoman 01-15-2019 02:32 PM

Looks like you've got a pretty good collection going yourself, Mark!

Mark Hatcher 01-15-2019 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 5949447)
Looks like you've got a pretty good collection going yourself, Mark!

I'm working on it! ;)

Guitars44me 01-15-2019 08:21 PM

Me too...
 
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Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird (Post 5937194)
I like the look of peaks and troughs lining up. that's the way it's done in the violin family and to my eye it looks right.

As usual, I agree with John! I think it looks fantastic either view.

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL woods! And the rosette is SWEET. LOVE the Coco.

And it will sound awesome, no doubt!!!

Paul


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