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Old 10-14-2016, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
Wow, that is some chunk of ebony. Can't wait to see what it produces.
Originally Posted by cigarfan View Post
Be careful not to take out your back lifting that thing.
Thanks fellas, It's a challenge to work out how to approach this log. It's a quartered log so the grain arcs 90 degrees. My current thought is to go for two billets first, one for backs, then cut a sides billet. I'm thinking I can easily get 2 inch thick billets which will give me a good yield of sets. There will be plenty of cut off for fretboards and bridges. I'll end up making some sort of sled to get this monster through the band saw
Mark Hatcher

“Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable”.