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TomB'sox 08-12-2015 02:56 PM

Stephen Kinnaird SJ BRW/Italian Build just for me! Chapter 2...
 
The first thread on my guitar build is basically full in terms of the 300 posts. Thank you all for making it so much fun and following along. I welcome anyone that wants to post to do so and I don't care if we stray off topic to have some fun either....

Also, THANK YOU so much to Steve and Ryan for sending me these pics of the build. I know I am certainly not partial, but I think they have done a great job of not only showing progress, but in how they do things....I think it has been great!

To continue on with chapter 2, I thought posting some of my favorite pics of various parts of the build would be a good way to summarize chapter 1 and lead into the next section of the build.

First and foremost, the woods: Italian Spruce top:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...ruce%20top.jpg

And Brazilian back and sides:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...d%20back_1.jpg

Eccentric rosette construction and final result:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...20channels.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...%20rosette.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...%20rosette.jpg

Back braces, Ryan hard at work::

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...0/image3_1.jpg

Bracing the top:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...%20bracing.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...g%20braces.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...shed%20top.jpg

TomB'sox 08-12-2015 03:05 PM

Sides bent and clamp city gluing in the linings:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...0installed.jpg

Brz bridge blank, shaping bridge, hand carved finished bridge:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...ge%20blank.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...g%20bridge.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...d%20buffed.jpg

Sound port:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...0cut%20out.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...t%20sanded.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...l%20shape..jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...20work%20c.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...20work%20d.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...20finished.jpg

Gluing on back:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...0on%20back.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...2010/label.jpg

On goes the top:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...op%20glued.jpg

Nemoman 08-12-2015 03:06 PM

The alien is back!
 
I love that BRW back set--I'm still seeing an alien there though! :D

TomB'sox 08-12-2015 03:10 PM

Arm bevel construction by Steve:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...%20cutting.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...e%20rescue.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...ing%20chan.jpg

Purfling lines in, bindings being glued:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...glued%20in.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...glued%20on.jpg

And lastly, which is pretty much up to date: Scraping the purflings and bindings. I asked Steve how he keeps from damaging the top when doing this and I was glad to hear that the two layers of brown tape act to keep the scraper off of the top, two layers, that should give plenty of clearance!!!!!

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...gs%20flush.jpg

Thanks so much for watching.

TomB'sox 08-12-2015 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 4600304)
I love that BRW back set--I'm still seeing an alien there though! :D

And I appreciate your vision and see a little Klingon (sp?) in there as well!

DanR 08-12-2015 03:26 PM

Good golly gosh! That is gonna be one spectacular looking (and I'm sure, sounding) guitar. Wow.

I'm gonna stop the superlatives now but I could easily come up with many more.

dcn 08-12-2015 04:09 PM

Very considerate of you to recap, Tom : )
This is going to turn out terrific.

TomB'sox 08-12-2015 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanR (Post 4600322)
Good golly gosh! That is gonna be one spectacular looking (and I'm sure, sounding) guitar. Wow.

I'm gonna stop the superlatives now but I could easily come up with many more.

Thank you very much, I agree on both points!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcn (Post 4600367)
Very considerate of you to recap, Tom : )
This is going to turn out terrific.

Thanks for stopping by again, I was a little disappointed that we had to close that thread so I just thought it would help with some continuity....Thanks for following along and your kind comments!

TomB'sox 08-12-2015 07:09 PM

OK, I have some really great and exciting pics to show tonight. Steve got a bunch of stuff, great stuff, done today. I hope you like it as much as I do!

First, after the tape was removed from the arm bevel cap it looks like this. Granted, it does not look very good at this point right? Way too big etc. The small plane is to be used to bring it down flush to the top:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...glued%20on.jpg

Now that the top is flush, Steve uses different tools to get the bottom where it needs to be:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...of%20bevel.jpg

Next up, the finished bevel, unbelievable, look at that figure!!! Looks a little better than that first pic eh?

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...ed%20bevel.jpg

After this was done, they glued on the koa bindings on the back:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...20bindings.jpg

TomB'sox 08-12-2015 07:11 PM

Still more work was done today.

This post is for my cyber friend Dennis aka Cigarfan: Thought you might like the finished purfling my friend:

All I can say is wow and thank you to Steve and Ryan...

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...0purflings.jpg

Close-up:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...close%20up.jpg

nootis 08-12-2015 09:59 PM

Really awesome Tom! The summary is perfect.

Even though I've been following along, I never subscribed to your previous thread.

Perhaps I'll subscribe to this one!:D

j. Kinnaird 08-12-2015 09:59 PM

Mighty nice looking guitar

TomB'sox 08-13-2015 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nootis (Post 4600706)
Really awesome Tom! The summary is perfect.

Even though I've been following along, I never subscribed to your previous thread.

Perhaps I'll subscribe to this one!:D

Well come on and join in then!!! As a fellow Kinnaird owner trade or not, we're all family although I don't technically own mine yet...there is a check yet to be mailed to make that official!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird (Post 4600707)
Mighty nice looking guitar

Thank you sir.

TomB'sox 08-14-2015 05:48 AM

Back bindings are done, scraped level and the back has been sanded to 120...final sanding done right before going to finish...

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/...k%20sanded.jpg

j. Kinnaird 08-14-2015 05:58 AM

I really like it that you left the center joint unadorned


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