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Old 08-23-2017, 12:06 PM
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Awesome, very cool!
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:34 PM
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Awesome, very cool!
Thanks, I appreciate that.

I spent most of the day making crown for a current cabinet job.
20170823_150704 by Cabinet Man, on Flickr

But I did make myself a radius block to sand the fret board, worked on the bridge some and made a "box to saw my fret slots. Just got to figure out a way to control saw depth.
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Supposed to be nice weather for the next few days. The guitar will have to wait.

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Old 08-23-2017, 09:42 PM
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When we moved to our new house about 3 years ago which we were fortunate enough to have outbuildings to build shops on, a pottery studio for my wife and a guitar shop for me, I just about went mentally insane cutting crown molding
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:52 PM
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When we moved to our new house about 3 years ago which we were fortunate enough to have outbuildings to build shops on, a pottery studio for my wife and a guitar shop for me, I just about went mentally insane cutting crown molding
It can be frustrating. After you do it for awhile its not too bad. Putting up crown is one of my favorite parts of an install; IF I'm not rushed.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:52 PM
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While I was waiting on some glue to dry on a cabinet today I got to work on the top braces a little. I traced the braces as they were laid out on the plans. Attached the tracings to some hardboard and made some patterns and then pre-cut my braces.
I then thought I'd go ahead and cut the joint for the x braces. Well, I cut the first notch on a 90 degrees, Had a PERFECT fit on the joint. FIRST TIME ! AWESOME! UNTILLLLLL I laid them down on the top. No where close to being lined up with the marks on the top. It never even occurred to me that it wasn't a 90 degree cut. Should of paid a little more attention BEFORE I cut the joint.

So I guess I get to make x-braces again. Nothing like repetition to learn how to do things right I guess????????

20170828_171842 by Cabinet Man, on Flickr

On another note, Anyone ever use Apple Wood to build a guitar out of?
Hated to see it but My BIG OLD apple tree fell over in the yard so I got to cut it up this weekend. It was rotted out about a foot up in the trunk. Counted the rings where I cut it off at and it looks to be about 57 years old. Worst thing is its where all the deer come to the yard to get the crab apples. I'm going to have the trunk sawn up into lumber and have it dried. Will use the limbs for the smoker. I think I will have a lifetime supply of smoker wood!
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:11 PM
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Anyone ever use Apple Wood to build a guitar out of?
Lutes were sometimes made from fruit wood - pear and apple. I can't see any reason it wouldn't work for guitars. Cherry works acceptably.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:23 PM
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Lutes were sometimes made from fruit wood - pear and apple. I can't see any reason it wouldn't work for guitars. Cherry works acceptably.
Thanks, I really like the way the cherry back and sides on this one are turning out as far as looks. Hope it sounds as good as I'm hoping.
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Old 09-02-2017, 05:41 PM
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Got to work on the top a little today. Started getting the bracing glued to the top. I now know why go bar decks are used by so many people. I managed to get them glued on but it wasn't all that easy just using clamps.

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Old 09-19-2017, 03:41 PM
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Finally got to do a little more today. Traded a friend a turkey call for some osage orange. Used that and Got my bridge plate and popsicle sticks made and ready to glue in place. Man that stuff makes some yellow, nasty dust!! Almost ready to glue the top to the body.

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Old 09-20-2017, 03:23 PM
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I got to work on the guitar a little again today.
The plans call for a sound hole brace so I got that made and glued to the top along with the bridge plate and popsicle sticks.
Notched the kerfed linings for the x braces to fit in while that was drying and then got the top glued to the sides and routed flush.
Also got the slots cut in the fret board. Not to bad a day at all.
Its starting to come together a little now.
I also think I'm going to be alright on the centerline of the fret board matching up to the center line of the guitar body also.


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Old 09-20-2017, 04:56 PM
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It's starting to come along! Looking good!
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:59 PM
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It's starting to come along! Looking good!
Thanks, Went out in the shop this evening after I eat and got the two way truss rod fit into the neck. Going to make it adjustable from the headstock instead of adjusting it from inside the body of the guitar.

I've got to spray some more cabinets tomorrow. In between coats I think I'm going to try to work on the back braces some.

Really enjoyed working on the guitar today, Kind of like a day of vacation!
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:26 PM
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I got to do a little more today.
Got the fretboard taper cut, sanded the radius on it and drilled the marker holes. Made some marker dots from some left over Corian and installed those.
Glued the "wings" on the headstock and rough cut the back braces and inside center strip.

20170921_101514 by Cabinet Man, on Flickr

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Old 09-22-2017, 07:11 PM
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I got a little more accomplished today.
Back arch sanding jig made, Back braces precut and sanded, Back laid out for brace locations, center strip ready and the Kerfed linings sanded to proper arch using my back arch sanding jig.

20170922_142345 by Cabinet Man, on Flickr

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Old 09-22-2017, 11:16 PM
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I have some cherry heartwood that I've sawn and stickered which looks to be perfect for bridges and fretboards - tight-grained and hard as you like. I wonder if apple is similar. I guess you'd need to 'ebonise' it with some black dye to get the traditional look maybe.
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