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Joel Teel 10-27-2015 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim McKnight (Post 4678099)
K&K PW Mini and Baggs Anthem or Lyric are my favorites as well. K&K for solo or low volume venues and Baggs hardware for LOUD venues because they are less prone to feedback than the K&K in high volume situations.

Steve and I are brothers BTW. We have the same Father but different mothers ;)

Steve, you've never mentioned this...
So, underneath that rigid, OCD exterior of Sir Edwin Sheriff beats the heart of a rascal...a virtual Don Juan of the south, who has befriended many a fair maiden?

Tim McKnight 10-29-2015 07:28 AM

Its time to bend the rosette trim rings:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z...2/IMG_2591.JPG





https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4...2/IMG_2592.JPG





https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f...2/IMG_2594.JPG





Trimming the end to length. The white square is just a piece of veneer to protect the top from the razor saw.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d...2/IMG_2595.JPG





Pre-fitting the inner trim ring:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u...2/IMG_2597.JPG

Steve Kinnaird 10-29-2015 07:57 AM

Hey Tim, it's looking great! And I'm really glad I checked out page three to see your smiling face. Glad you've got the 'stache back in place.

Steve

Tim McKnight 11-02-2015 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve Kinnaird (Post 4693780)
Glad you've got the 'stache back in place.

Steve

Hey Steve,
Thanks for the vote although Mary would probably not admit that she's a fan of it.

rogthefrog 11-02-2015 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim McKnight (Post 4676646)

I dig the new mustache. Very distinguished.

What wood do you use for the inner sides, if I may ask? Sorry if I missed it listed elsewhere. And why is the adhesive "sparingly" used between the double sides?

Thanks for sharing the pictures and information. It's inspiring and educational for aspiring woodworkers like me.

Doubleneck 11-02-2015 03:15 PM

I think hair is part of the luthier mastique. When I went to the Memphis guitar festival this year I notice most all the luthiers had facial hair and or a braid down the back. You can't be clean cut and have any credibility. Lol

rogthefrog 11-02-2015 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Doubleneck (Post 4699298)
I think hair is part of the luthier mastique. When I went to the Memphis guitar festival this year I notice most all the luthiers had facial hair and or a braid down the back. You can't be clean cut and have any credibility. Lol

Mastique? As in adhesive made out of facial hair? I bet that goes great with hide glue. :D

Also I'm pretty sure Kathy Wingert, Judy Threet, Linda Manzer, Meredith Coloma, and Sharleen Simmons don't sport mustaches. ;)

Tim McKnight 11-02-2015 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by rogthefrog (Post 4699017)
What wood do you use for the inner sides, if I may ask? And why is the adhesive "sparingly" used between the double sides?

I usually use Spanish Cedar or Mahogany for the inner skin when laminating to lighter colored exterior woods. I use Black Walnut or EIR inner skins for darker colored exterior woods. IMO sides don't really contribute [a lot] to the overall tone of the instrument but play more of a structural role to support the top and back. As a comparison think of how the rigid rim of a drum supports the top and bottom drum head skins.

I try to use any glue, as sparingly as possible. You only need to use enough to hold the joint together and any more than that is wasted glue plus you've added mass and weight that contributes nothing to the production or transference of energy. I am from the school of thought that the lighter you can build an instrument, in the right places, can contribute positively to the production of power, projection and responsiveness of the instrument. Add weight and mass, in the wrong places, stifles it.

rogthefrog 11-02-2015 07:24 PM

Thanks for the detailed reply!

Tim McKnight 11-04-2015 06:31 AM

Time to glue the trim rings around the rosette:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P...2/IMG_2599.JPG



A hammer, with a plastic face, makes an excellent tool to seat the trim rings. I use downward pressure but I am NOT hammering them in as this would do a lot of collateral damage.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q...2/IMG_2600.JPG



Almost there:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...2/IMG_2605.JPG



Mopping up excess glue squeeze out.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0...2/IMG_2606.JPG



This gives you a hint of what the rosette will look like under a finish:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j...2/IMG_2607.JPG

Treenewt 11-04-2015 07:29 AM

Looks great Tim!!!

Tim McKnight 11-06-2015 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Treenewt (Post 4701142)
Looks great Tim!!!

Thanks Treenewt. Its been a really fun project so far but this is only the half of the story. There is yet another sibling to discuss later in the thread :D

Eire 11-07-2015 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Doubleneck (Post 4699298)
I think hair is part of the luthier mastique. When I went to the Memphis guitar festival this year I notice most all the luthiers had facial hair and or a braid down the back. You can't be clean cut and have any credibility. Lol

Here's a vote for Tim growing his hair long enough to create a braid down his back. :D

TomB'sox 11-07-2015 09:56 AM

Oh please no...that is one of a very few things that my lovely SO has promised I would never do!!! I have a feeling Mary may be in the same camp.

steve909 11-09-2015 06:36 AM

Just thought I should finally chime in. I am the lucky soul that this wonderful Guitar is being built for. I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the McKnights-Tim and Mary. I talked with many luthiers about my dream guitar and after meeting Tim and Mary they were the obvious choice to build my "heirloom" guitar. They understand what it means to me. It has been a long process but one that will be totally worth it. Tim and Mary have become much more than my Luthiers-they are friends. You won't find a better pair. Thanks Tim and Mary!


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