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TomB'sox 02-17-2021 11:13 AM

I was wondering how he was going to do that. Looks like he took a router to it just deep enough to take it off along with the binding and purfling. You can see how shallow he was going as you can see a very thin layer of the original top up by the neck area. He probably sanded the remains off would be my guess. Pretty delicate stuff there!

Ukulele_Eddie 02-17-2021 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6638695)
I was wondering how he was going to do that. Looks like he took a router to it just deep enough to take it off along with the binding and purfling. You can see how shallow he was going as you can see a very thin layer of the original top up by the neck area. He probably sanded the remains off would be my guess. Pretty delicate stuff there!

Yes, and here I expected a little steam and a flathead screw driver. LOL.

Guitars44me 02-17-2021 01:03 PM

Wow
 
That is some very beautiful scrap wood! Bruce Sexauer recently showed pics of a backyard fire pit with some spectacular bits and pieces of high end woods!
Apparently if you are building as much as these gents, the scraps accumulate quickly!

Hopefully not for the same reason!

You will be rockin this pretty quick. Way to go Ben!

Salud

Paul

Godfather 02-17-2021 01:43 PM

Class act all the way Ben, not to mention, your (surgeon-like) skills are nothing short of amazing.

BTW....That non perfect back would make a bunch of nice "Wilborn monogramed" beverage coasters...just sayin'. :D You're welcome.

Ukulele_Eddie 02-17-2021 04:47 PM

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And just like that the back has been replaced. I must say, I don't think this could have turned out any better.

Nemoman 02-17-2021 05:00 PM

Shazam!!! That replacement set is amazing!

And just like that, Ben is back at warp speed!

TomB'sox 02-17-2021 05:43 PM

I am kind of in shock right now, there is no way that could be done this quickly is there???

WilbornGuitars 02-17-2021 05:59 PM

Speedy
 
Well, I figure it took about 10 hours all told. It would have been WAY worse had it been the top that needed replacement. As it was, I was able to just sort of swap them out. I was fortunate to have a few pieces of the ebony binding left, so the match is basically perfect. I use CA glue to attach my bindings, so there is really no wait time between installing and scraping. In fact, the body is already in the spray booth with a coat of Isolante sealer curing on it as I write.

BlackKeys36 02-18-2021 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Ukulele_Eddie (Post 6639082)
And just like that the back has been replaced. I must say, I don't think this could have turned out any better.

That looks incredible, Eddie & Ben!

Ukulele_Eddie 02-18-2021 12:52 PM

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One more glamour shot: the view from the top.

MThomson 02-18-2021 02:00 PM

Sometimes, words are hard to find. I thought the original woods for this were beautiful. If anything, I think the replacement looks even better! I'm glad it worked out for you, and full credit to Ben, integrity pays off. I reckon he's got everyone on this thread thinking they'd like a guitar built by a guy like that.

Hanter 02-18-2021 04:06 PM

Incredible stuff, I agree that the replacement looks even better. And since its been seasoned for a while you can be sure of its integrity.... just like Ben!

Ukulele_Eddie 02-22-2021 11:28 PM

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The new back is looking even more spectacular under finish. Here she is, still in the booth:

BlackKeys36 02-23-2021 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Ukulele_Eddie (Post 6644301)
The new back is looking even more spectacular under finish. Here she is, still in the booth:

Wow!!! Thatís incredible!

cigarfan 02-23-2021 07:31 AM

Yikes! :eek::eek::eek:


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