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Old 04-07-2017, 03:18 PM
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I glued the back on this morning, went to lunch, and returned to prepare the box for binding. Being covered with Pernambuco router effluvia, I brushed my shirt off into the toilet, waited 5 minutes and took a picture of the bowl. This is the acid test for whether or not your Pernambuco is genuine. I am told that no other wood produces this blush color against a white background when it contacts water. The pretenders all come up brown instead. Perhaps this is why P is number one, and all the others are at best number two.

Here's the guitar at the moment:

Here's how little the step in the sides needs to be to allow for the dish depth w/o a mold: