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Old 09-13-2011, 01:57 PM
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Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
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Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Hi Everybody

I did some work on the sides and am posting a few more photos
I use a heat blanket for bending. I find I can get good controllable and even heat.

Gluing up the heel block

Gluing on the kerfing

This is my set up for preparing the sides to receive the back. The backs have a 15ft radius curve so the edges of the sides and kerfing have to have that radius curve as well. That dish has the 15' radius and I can rotate it to get the curve. My favorite part of this whole process is sanding the Spanish Cedar I use for the kerfing which just fills the room with it's scent and I love the smell of that stuff. Frankly, that's why I use cedar kerfing-so that the guitar has a nice smell!

Thanks for looking!
Mark Hatcher

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Last edited by Mark Hatcher; 09-13-2011 at 02:01 PM. Reason: Wrong Photo
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