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Old 05-05-2021, 10:09 AM
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Amazing detail work, Mark--can't believe the precision you can achieve with your sliding saw setup.

Can't wait to see it in person!
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:05 AM
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Amazing detail work, Mark--can't believe the precision you can achieve with your sliding saw setup.

Can't wait to see it in person!
Thanks Nemoman! Glad you are coming to the show!

Meanwhile I have also been working on the back. This is pommele figured Sapele with the blue tinted spalting:



Here I am gluing on the center graft which I used the multi color floatwood Sitka for:





It makes a nice frame for my Sapele burl branded logo chip:



They make a wonderful couple:



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Old 05-06-2021, 04:01 PM
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Those woods are incredible together--look at that bearclaw!
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The blues in those two different species of wood are amazingly similar, what a match. I agree with Mr. Nemoman, that bear claw is amazing.
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Those woods are incredible together--look at that bearclaw!
I do agree they go wonderfully in the Red, White and Blue colors of an old battle flag. Old Glory.

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The blues in those two different species of wood are amazingly similar, what a match. I agree with Mr. Nemoman, that bear claw is amazing.
When I first saw some billets of that fantastic pommel figured Sapele with the Blue color I knew I had to match it with the Blue Sitka Floatwood that I was buying about the same time. Then a few sets of it with bear claw figure became available which was just the icing on the cake!

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Old 05-08-2021, 03:34 PM
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Here is the happy couple with a ring:



I was able to get some floatwood for braces. The on small board is even blue and they are great example of what I look for in brace wood:



I didn't get a lot but these two are enough to split out the tone braces for both the top and back. Here is the back with the brace blanks:



On they go!:



Here is just a peek of how they look:



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Oh dear. I need to play the lottery hard for the next few months.


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Looking great! Even the brace wood ... beautiful. Can't imagine this one will make it back the Hatcher's house after the show.
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Love how the rosette captures the coloring of the back and sides.
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Old 05-09-2021, 04:21 PM
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Oh dear. I need to play the lottery hard for the next few months.


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Looking great! Even the brace wood ... beautiful. Can't imagine this one will make it back the Hatcher's house after the show.
Thanks cigarfan, I do hope to go home with fewer guitars than I left with!

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Love how the rosette captures the coloring of the back and sides.
This color combination has gone over really well. I sold the first spec and have gotten several custom orders since with the same woods. I still have enough wood sets to do a couple more.
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Not a 12 fret per chance?
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Old 05-09-2021, 05:14 PM
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Not a 12 fret per chance?
This is a grand auditorium 14 fret. The first one I did in this wood/color combination was a 12 fret:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/283528...57711742330362
I'd be happy to do another. My 000 Penelope model is a 12 fret also.

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Old 05-10-2021, 03:27 PM
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Default Closing up the Box

I have the sides ready so it's time to start closing up the box:



Here is a real view of the Blue back braces:



This is what the pommel Sapele back and sides look like with a wipe of Naphtha:



Even without the Blue spalting this is some of the best figured Sapele I have ever seen!

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Old 05-11-2021, 10:39 AM
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Default Body is Closed

The top has been voiced and here it is getting glued on:



We now have a closed box!

More to come!
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:46 AM
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One of these days I'll have to place an order. I have the Hatcher surname as well... wouldn't have to pay extra for my name on the headstock. A barebones spruce/mahogany grand concert would be nice.
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