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Mark Hatcher 08-05-2017 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by cigarfan (Post 5433386)
Purdy, Purdy, Purdy. Pure eye candy!

Thanks you cigarfan! I'm always amazed by how much finish brings out figure in Maple.

ukejon 08-05-2017 06:58 AM

Nothing like a great maple guitar....and this one is exceptional looking.

Mark Hatcher 08-06-2017 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by ukejon (Post 5433921)
Nothing like a great maple guitar....and this one is exceptional looking.

Thanks ukejon, This guitar is a combination of some great woods on a clean design.

Mark Hatcher 08-07-2017 03:07 PM

Pull Saw
 
Every once in awhile you hear builders referring to Japanese pull saws. They are wonderful bench top saws to have around. Because they cut on the pull stroke the blades can be extremely thin which means they can cut fast removing very little wood. They are accurate and good ones leave a shiny cut surface.

I bought my first one about 15 years ago and I was extremely impressed. You could cut a brace to length even if it were already glued to a top. As it turned out I bought a Dozuki saw that happened to have the thinnest manufactured blade available. It was extremely sharp and a dream to work with. Not appreciating what I had and not having experience with this kind of saw I used it for all kinds of things, some of which I shouldn't have and soon I did a lot of damage to the blade. That is when I found out how much better this saw was than any other I tried. Every year or so I'd hit all the tool suppliers and the internet in general trying to find this specific saw. The only one I could find was on E-bay for $365 (mine cost about $40).

Boy, this is really sounding like an advertisement so I should say I have no relationship or connection with this company. This is more of a public service notice to other builders and proof to others how much we builders can love a good tool. So after about 15 years looking for this saw it is now starting to show up in places when you Google it. It's a Nakaya Dozuki cross cut saw #D210C and it's under $50 and it's one great saw!

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stringjunky 08-08-2017 09:42 PM

I had a Japanese Kataba type and, like you, used it for things I shouldn't have done. Japanese saws are pretty peerless for clean and fast cutting. I plan on treating myself to this set sometime;

https://www.workshopheaven.com/set-o...-kugihiki.html

I could make myself poor with the stuff in there. :D

printer2 08-09-2017 06:49 PM

Well what do you know, a Canadian dealer, no duties or other border annoyances. I may spring for a replacement blade.

Mark Hatcher 08-19-2017 03:03 PM

Maple Greta finishing up
 
The finish is now on this Quilted Maple Greta. I'll work to set this one up and strung this coming week. She's a lefty;

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Only on more sister set of this maple left.
We have a maple leaf on the heel cap. I little detail that came up nicely under finish:

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Looking forward to getting her strung up next week!

Hierophant 08-20-2017 01:39 PM

I'm gazing at these photos for an hour or so and just can't tell how excited I am. Amazing! The back looks like crushed gold foil, it's just wonderful.

Mark Hatcher 08-20-2017 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Hierophant (Post 5450647)
I'm gazing at these photos for an hour or so and just can't tell how excited I am. Amazing! The back looks like crushed gold foil, it's just wonderful.

Great! That's what I want to hear :)

Mark

Mark Hatcher 08-26-2017 04:11 PM

Strings are on
 
I have the strings on this Maple Greta. It's a dummy saddle for a week or so before I start final set up but, even with a walnut saddle she sounds good!

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Guitars44me 08-26-2017 05:18 PM

Very Beautiful!
 
Wow! What a looker!!!

Keep the pics coming. And congrats to the new owner.

Cheers

Paul

cigarfan 08-27-2017 02:40 AM

Beautiful guitar! Great pics. Is that a new stand?

CoolerKing 08-27-2017 02:47 AM

Awesome! Loving the maple.

WayneJohnson 08-27-2017 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 5457148)
I have the strings on this Maple Greta. It's a dummy saddle for a week or so before I start final set up but, even with a walnut saddle she sounds good!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/...7125f76c_c.jpghttps://farm5.staticflickr.com/4410/...77eabbcc_c.jpghttps://farm5.staticflickr.com/4403/...6f48fd05_c.jpg

Mark, what a sweet display of your fine craftsmanship. totally inspiring. guitars should draw people to want to spend time with them and every time I see your work, I get this overwhelming desire to play one! Some day....... I am really glad this is what you do. Its what you should do. Awesome!

emmsone 08-27-2017 08:47 AM

Wow, that bearclaw really pops under the finish, its even more bearclaw-y than i thought! it almost shows up the maple!?!

Stunning work as ever.

David


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