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Old 11-26-2021, 08:30 AM
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Default Building Season Begins

This year has gone by rather fast. Time to start another guitar. I have a new clamping and gluing method for the tail and neck blocks. I am doing them one at a time for guaranteed accuracy.
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Old 11-26-2021, 03:15 PM
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This will take longer but I think it is worth it. No more crooked blocks
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Old 11-27-2021, 05:24 AM
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Final gluing and clamping for the blocks
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Old 11-27-2021, 07:13 AM
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Good idea, thanks for sharing!
Ill try this on the ukulele Im going to build.
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:24 AM
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Top lining glued and clamped
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Old 11-28-2021, 11:06 AM
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Back lining complete
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Old 11-29-2021, 06:47 AM
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Default Sanding Linings

I have radius dishes but prefer to sand with this old school method. I feel I have better control
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:07 AM
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I really like the way you think. Are you using 2 carboard pieces and are they braced in any way?
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:25 AM
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I really like the way you think. Are you using 2 carboard pieces and are they braced in any way?
They are glued to each other with 2 2x4s. The outer waist clamp holds everything together.
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:47 AM
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This is typically the time of year where the RH drops too low for me to feel comfortable making sawdust but I like your methods. Is this a scratch build?
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:54 AM
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Hey, I just noticed, you're from my neck of the woods. I'm in Warwick. We'll have to meet up someday!
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:57 AM
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Hey, I just noticed, you're from my neck of the woods. I'm in Warwick. We'll have to meet up someday!
Yes, we are friends on Facebook too, small world .
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Old 11-29-2021, 10:00 AM
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This is typically the time of year where the RH drops too low for me to feel comfortable making sawdust but I like your methods. Is this a scratch build?
No, it is material and parts I get from LMI and StewMac. Keeping my shop humidified is a challenge but I can manage.
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Old 11-29-2021, 10:09 AM
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I haven't even thought of humidifying my shop. I always thought, the lower the humidity the better. Maybe I should get a humidifier now that I think of it. It's about 35 in my shop right now and I have a customers guitar in there.
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Old 11-29-2021, 10:17 AM
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I haven't even thought of humidifying my shop. I always thought, the lower the humidity the better. Maybe I should get a humidifier now that I think of it. It's about 35 in my shop right now and I have a customers guitar in there.
35 is the lowest I feel comfortable. With both of my humidifiers running and a woodstove going I have 41% right now.
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