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Old 04-26-2022, 07:51 PM
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Beautiful! And I like your Ukraine clamps - :-)
And I thought no one would notice.
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The Olive L00 is coming along:



The Olive bends nicely!

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What a difference a day makes! 24 little hours . . . well, less actually.

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Love these photos of the build in progress!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 03:18 PM
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I closed the Olive box a few minutes ago, and here is the last of the construction documentation







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"Peace Offering" 👍🏻
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:40 PM
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"Peace Offering" 👍🏻
I continue to be amazed at the quality of the photos my iPhone churns out. I have virtually stopped using my latest in a series of decent digital cameras, a Sony a6300.

This guitar, and subsequent guitars I am sharing with you, are for sale. It will be interesting to see if this new non-commissioned approach works for me, or if instead I run out of storage. If it does not sell, I do intend to take it to WILS in October, along with the truly wonderful all-Myrtle CN I made a few months ago intending to show it at the cancelled WILS event last fall.
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Did you choose olive green ribbon for this one?
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:31 PM
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Did you choose olive green ribbon for this one?
The green isn’t quite “Olive”, but it’s close. I did choose a dark olive-ish binding, more olive-brown, actually, but with yellow/green pores. Wish I knew what kind of wood it is. It came to me in a truck load of 4x4x44” pieces of hardwood that were originally used as shoring timber in a coastal freighter. The story was that the company simply pulled up to the Central American coast and sent a crew into the jungle for likely wood. There were 400,000 of the 4x4’s, and I scored 54 of them for $100 as the owner needed gas to get back to LA. I recognized a few species, but most are like this stuff: who knows? The guy called his business “Toy Boy”, and I think his name was Roy. Probably the late 1980’s. He said he had 7 semi-truck loads.
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In the early 90s I used to look at the pallets on the
loading dock at Clemson University's P&AS building.
Stuff from you-name-it got delivered there. Sometimes
pallets from "far off places" were made of exotic (to me)
looking woods.

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I used to be close friends with Tim Mahoney (RIP) whose business, Handlogger's Hardwoods in Sausalito, is/was best known in our community as the importer and retail source for "the Tree". As the name suggests, he was then the source for quite a bit of interesting wood beyond the current famous one. Among other things I have, that's where I got the D. tucurensis I have used in 30 or 40 of my guitars.

But I digress, as it is his central American "pallet wood" I am remembering. I have a favorite 4 legged Maloofian carved stool I made from pallet wood Tim gave me. He called it "Sangre De Cristo", or "Blood of Christ". It is a fine grained blonde wood with prominent streaks of what was once brilliant red in it. I am headed in for lunch, and will try to remember to snap a pic of it to add to this post later.
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The Olive 'Peace Offering" is halfway bound, and may be completely so by day's end.

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I’m excited to see this olive under finish! Hmm - wonder what a little P-stain might do for it?
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That cutaway is gorgeous!
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Old 05-01-2022, 05:33 PM
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I did do a sample of Olive with the P, but I think it will be fine au natural.

The binding is complete, and here is some evidence. I got the back miters pretty good, but the graft miters eluded perfection. Fortunately, they are non-structural.







No, I am not ready to show the Graft yet.
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