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iim7V7IM7 11-15-2015 01:08 PM

Beautiful top and rosette...:up:

I suspect the doomed historic ship was commanded by Captain John Griffin and abalone was harvested from the salty deep by John's famed dive buddy Joanne Thompkins. Let's hope that the ship sank and the abalone was harvested under a "full moon"...:)

FormerFoodie 11-15-2015 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 4715333)
You should start looking around for some Shipwreck Brazilian down there!

What a coinkydink. I just stumbled across this guitar at Dream Guitars with shipwreck Brazilian! I never heard about shipwreck wood till yesterday and now I see two guitars with it. :)

http://www.dreamguitars.com/detail/4...pson_000_2015/

iim7V7IM7 11-16-2015 04:35 PM

I am off SCUBA diving later this week. I will keep my eyes open for "shipwreck" woods instead of the boring critters that I am normally distract me..:)

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...svihhvgg5.jpeg

justonwo 11-16-2015 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 (Post 4716989)
I am off SCUBA diving later this week. I will keep my eyes open for "shipwreck" woods instead of the boring critters that I am normally distract me..:)

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...svihhvgg5.jpeg

Awesome! I'm a SCUBA diver, too. And I keep coral and tropical fish in a big marine aquarium. I'll keep an eye out for shipwreck woods popping up in my tank.

justonwo 11-18-2015 11:40 PM

More progress all around. Many thanks again to John for taking the time to take photos. It's fun for all of us!

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-18.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-19.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-20.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-21.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-23.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-24.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-25.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-26.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-27.jpg

justonwo 11-19-2015 04:07 PM

More updates.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-28.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-29.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-30.jpg

justonwo 11-20-2015 02:16 PM

And a few more . . . not the sexiest pictures, but sort of nuts and bolts.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-31.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-32.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-33.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-34.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-35.jpg

rlxnply 11-20-2015 07:31 PM

Looking great. I still don't get why they don't just put some bricks on it to glue the braces on.

justonwo 12-14-2015 08:01 PM

Some of that fantastic style 34 binding on the completed box. And a look at one of the highest precision miters I think I've ever seen. John tells me he re-sharpens his chisel 4 or 5 times for the miters of a single end graft. I had no idea!

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-36.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-37.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-38.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-39.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-40.jpg

antsdmb 12-15-2015 09:10 AM

Holy moly that top purfling (and the whole build that is) is out of this world. Did John already have some or did you source it elsewhere? I'm loving this build! Can't wait to see it come to fruition!

Mark

dcn 12-15-2015 02:08 PM

This looks great, Juston - can't wait to see the finished product.
That back is so straight grained - nuts!

justonwo 12-15-2015 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antsdmb (Post 4751060)
Holy moly that top purfling (and the whole build that is) is out of this world. Did John already have some or did you source it elsewhere? I'm loving this build! Can't wait to see it come to fruition!

Mark

Hi, Mark. Howard Klepper generously supplied the purfling for this build. It's the same as a guitar of Howard's that I bought last year. Check earlier in the thread. I think there's a photo of my Klepper/Schoenberg 000-12.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcn (Post 4751478)
This looks great, Juston - can't wait to see the finished product.
That back is so straight grained - nuts!

My favorite kind of back wood. Plain ol' straight grain. :)

justonwo 12-15-2015 06:30 PM

Bound for greatness! I think the fossilized unicorn horn was a great choice.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-41.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-42.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-43.jpg

antsdmb 12-16-2015 08:28 AM

Absurd...probably my favorite aesthetic circa in recent memory. Think Howard has any purfling left he'd be interested in unloading :)

j. Kinnaird 12-16-2015 10:55 AM

Beautiful work! Bi love the mite red side joints


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