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Guitars44me 03-06-2021 04:33 PM

Looking FINE
 
Wow. That is some very VERY PRECISE woodworking!!!

Sweet!

As for golf, I like Mark Twain's comment:

"Golf... A great walk ruined!"

Hahahaha

All you golfers have fun on the course. I am going for a hike in the woods.

Cheers

Paul

Eire 03-07-2021 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6654932)
Now you are talking my language. Apparently Tim can swing a club based on this story....

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Originally Posted by fitness1 (Post 6655204)
Yes, he can....;)


I'll second Todd's appraisal of Tim's golf game, although Tim doesn't always line up his putts quite as well as his purfling. ;)

And while we're on the subject of purfling, allow me to add a big thumbs-up to the blue accents on this guitar. Coupled with the dark wood, it's aesthetically stunning without being flashy. Absolutely love it.

Also, back to sound ports, would like to agree with Paul on the value of a sound port in concert situations where the monitors are ineffective (if you've monitors at all). The sound port brings your playing right up to your ears; your guitar sound is not lost out in front, blending with the other instruments and hubbub.

jjhturbo 03-08-2021 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Eire (Post 6656372)
Also, back to sound ports, would like to agree with Paul on the value of a sound port in concert situations where the monitors are ineffective (if you've monitors at all). The sound port brings your playing right up to your ears; your guitar sound is not lost out in front, blending with the other instruments and hubbub.

Totally agree. This makes a lot of sense and a huge benefit of sound ports. But still mulling over sound port design options/layout...

jjhturbo 03-08-2021 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Eire (Post 6656372)
And while we're on the subject of purfling, allow me to add a big thumbs-up to the blue accents on this guitar. Coupled with the dark wood, it's aesthetically stunning without being flashy. Absolutely love it.

Btw, thanks for positive thoughts on the aesthetics! That's the overarching goal I had in mind when I first collaborated with Tim & Mary on this build -- to be simple yet elegant.

Tim McKnight 03-10-2021 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by fitness1 (Post 6654344)
Yeah - he's a show-off. You should see him hit a 3 wood over the top of a 50 foot tall tree 230 yds out in the middle of a fairway:D

Wellllll, once upon a time, many, many moons ago, in a previous life... I used to know how to play the game, even at "scratch" level but those days have long passed me by. I do miss playing at that level but as most golfers know its something that takes a LOT of time and due diligence. Family priorities took over where they should and golf was and is a fleeting memory.


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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6654932)
Now you are talking my language. Apparently Tim can swing a club based on this story....

Perhaps one day we can enjoy a round Tom. I'd like that.


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Originally Posted by Eire (Post 6656372)
I'll second Todd's appraisal of Tim's golf game, although Tim doesn't always line up his putts quite as well as his purfling. ;)

How truly spoken Kurt, at least about my lost putting skills. I think I have ventured out to a course less than a dozen times over the last 4 or 5 years. Its just not as enjoyable anymore knowing what once was and no longer is...


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Originally Posted by Guitars44me (Post 6655261)
As for golf, I like Mark Twain's comment:

"Golf... A great walk ruined!" Paul

That's a great summation Paul. Thanks to all who have stirred up some fond memories that have been lost within.

Now back to our regular scheduled programming ...

Tim McKnight 03-15-2021 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jjhturbo (Post 6654292)
Look at that skill of joining that heel to the body and how the blue strip lines up! Impressed.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1614985933



You have a very discerning eye and thanks for noticing the little things John. Its details like this that look easy but are not always simple to execute.

jjhturbo 03-18-2021 08:47 PM

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Updates!

Tim -- I continue to marvel at your skill and the beautiful work!

Mary -- thanks for keeping me posted with these photo updates! I feel like I'm in the shop with you guys.

You are both amazing. What a wonderful experience this has been.

And....may I say...as I see the shine on the wood with the pore filler....wow, I am loving the beautiful dark Amazon RW. Giving me a great idea of the finished product.

jjhturbo 03-18-2021 08:52 PM

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Look at that sneak preview of the shine!

Mary 03-19-2021 04:03 PM

Thank you, John. That is kind of you to say that.

It's fun to watch your design come into play at our shop. I just wish I could bottle the fragrance and send it to you. Certainly someone in te4h AGF is smarter than the average bear to hone in on that idea. I'll be happy to take 3% of the profits for the idea. It would be a big seller!

I can show you the humidity controlled room but until you have been in there to remember the fragrance of all those woods ... it's just a room.

jjhturbo 03-20-2021 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Mary (Post 6667033)
Thank you, John. That is kind of you to say that.

It's fun to watch your design come into play at our shop. I just wish I could bottle the fragrance and send it to you. Certainly someone in te4h AGF is smarter than the average bear to hone in on that idea. I'll be happy to take 3% of the profits for the idea. It would be a big seller!

I can show you the humidity controlled room but until you have been in there to remember the fragrance of all those woods ... it's just a room.

Haha, well...I guess I just have to settle for the next best thing to being out there in person. :) But totally agree -- nothing quite like the sweet and fragrant aroma of natural woods!

Tim McKnight 04-05-2021 06:15 AM

As luck would have it we had a minor set back. The motor on our large air compressor burnt up and we had to order a new one. $450 for a new motor plus shipping, ouch. Last year the motor went out on our large bandsaw and it was even more costly. For the sake of transparency set backs like these happen and are rarely known by the customer and general public. I am not complaining as "stuff happens" and its all part of doing business. Pictures should start flowing in a few days after we are back up to speed again.

Mary 04-05-2021 11:58 AM

Equipment - woods - finishes and buffing wheels ... whew...

But we are back in order.

Listen ... the air compressor is humming in the shop. The side sound port is now in place. Life is good!

jjhturbo 04-06-2021 08:52 AM

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Tim & Mary - really appreciate the transparency, and as I've mentioned several times already, the level of engagement and updates that you both provide are unparalleled. Exceptional.
So, with that said, regarding the "set-back", absolutely no worries at all from my perspective in terms of the "delay". You've been zooming along on this process, and way ahead of the delivery date I was originally expecting....so ZERO complaints from my end! :)

The guitar...with the shine...and all the details now really coming through....gorgeous! As you know, when we collaborated on the design at the beginning of this whole build....I told you both I wanted a relatively simple yet elegant look....and I must say...you guys have nailed it!

Photo updates forthcoming (starting here with some older ones that weren't posted in my last update).

jjhturbo 04-06-2021 10:05 AM

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Luckenbooth Medallion sound port!

Carmel Cedar 04-06-2021 03:33 PM

What a lovely guitar...adding another 'thumbs up' for the incredible, understated elegance with the blue accents. :up:

I'm so glad you went for a soundport, John. I think you'll love it. The execution of this one adds to the aesthetic and beauty of the guitar - great choice! Even has a wonderful name (Luckenbooth Medallion) - I did not know Luckenbooth is one of the most romantic Scottish symbols of love. Is there a story behind that selection?

Can't wait to see the instrument advance into final form soon...


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