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Old 02-27-2012, 06:55 AM
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Hi Mark,
I'm really enjoying your build threads so far - keep them coming!

One question on your lattice bracing for the back. Will the brace ends be let into the lining? From the outline traced on the back it looks like they all taper off shy of where the lining will end up.

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:09 PM
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Speaking of non guitar work, do you have some pics of some of the other woodworking projects you've done? If they are anything like your guitars I'm sure alot of us would enjoy looking at some of them.

Bruce,
Thanks Bruce,

Good luck setting up your shop. I'm just now feeling comfortable in my shop since I moved in December. Time is well spent getting everything the way you want it. Building goes much better when your not battling a bad setup.
I posted a different kind of woodworking build I did on a thread that Danny Combs put up in Open Mic. Here's the link; http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...t=kayak&page=2

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:23 PM
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Hi Mark,
I'm really enjoying your build threads so far - keep them coming!

One question on your lattice bracing for the back. Will the brace ends be let into the lining? From the outline traced on the back it looks like they all taper off shy of where the lining will end up.

Regards,
Drew
Hi Drew,

Yes, I do tend to taper the braces down to nothing as they reach the sides on this model. This is a smaller very lightly built guitar and I am going for a very active back. I think it really adds to the fun of playing this guitar when you feel it come alive in response to your songs.

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Old 03-01-2012, 05:55 PM
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I'm excited to say this beautiful crossover in construction has found a nice new home upon it's completion...

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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I'm excited to say this beautiful crossover in construction has found a nice new home upon it's completion...

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Congrats Danny!!! I am sure you are going to love Mark's guitar. Tell him to change it to a classical fan fret
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:51 PM
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Congrats Danny!!! I am sure you are going to love Mark's guitar. Tell him to change it to a classical fan fret
Thanks, Tom! I heard you guys studied together with Somogyi. I'm excited about it.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:43 PM
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Another wow thread! The talent on this forum is inspiring indeed.
Thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:00 PM
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Thanks Tom and Studiodunn!

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I'm excited to say this beautiful crossover in construction has found a nice new home upon it's completion...

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Danny
And thank-you Danny. It's nice to know that one of these guitars is going to someone who's playing skill I really admire!


Here's a couple more pic of getting the final depth of the sides set before I glue in the kerfing, neck and end blocks;







Thanks for viewing!
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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Thanks, Mark! I appreciate the kind words.

Please keep the pictures coming

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:02 PM
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Hi

Here are a couple more pictures of the neck and heel blocks being glued up,







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Fascinating. Definitely one of the more interesting build threads. Your bracing is incredible--little custom I-beams! As the owner of multiple koa ukes and an all koa parlor guitar, these emerging beauties certainly capture my attention. Great work.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:29 AM
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Fascinating. Definitely one of the more interesting build threads. Your bracing is incredible--little custom I-beams! As the owner of multiple koa ukes and an all koa parlor guitar, these emerging beauties certainly capture my attention. Great work.
Thanks Jon,

I really like Koa too, especially for this guitar model. Koa seems to retain the clarity of Mahogany, but with a little more sparkle IMO. Plus it's just a gorgeous wood and not bad to work with.
I checked out your links- nice! I would like to add a uke to my line up in the future

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Looking good, Mark!

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:25 PM
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Here are some pictures of me gluing up the Spanish Cedar kerfing;





I love the smell of Spanish Cedar and that is why I choose to use it in the guitars.
Thanks for checking it out!
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:49 PM
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Mark,

Is that dowel form jig adjustable for different body shapes? If so, is this your invention? I've never seen one like that and it piqued my quriosity.
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