The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #211  
Old 07-09-2017, 09:03 PM
The Bard Rocks The Bard Rocks is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mohawk Valley
Posts: 5,075
Default entrances

Yes, I know the company. I replaced 2 in 4 years on houses that I rehabbed. Their lower prices sold a lot of boxes for a while, but inspectors hate them - and with good reason.
__________________
The Bard Rocks

Kinnaird 000 Adk/Ziracote
Sexauer L00 Adk/Magnolia
Hatcher Jumbo Bearclaw/"Bacon" Padauk
Leach "Arctos" OM Millenium Sequioa/Macassar Ebony
Goodall Jumbo POC/flamed Mahogany
McAlister baritone Adk/Bubinga
Appollonio 12 POC/Myrtle
MJ Franks Resonator, all Australian Blackwood
'31 National Duolian
banjos of all kinds, mandolin, autoharp, tiple...
  #212  
Old 07-09-2017, 11:30 PM
Guitars44me's Avatar
Guitars44me Guitars44me is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Mountains east of San Diego
Posts: 3,413
Smile My goodness...

This Maple is certainly drool worthy!

Beautiful axe and I agree with Mike/Woody about your wonderful photography skills.

Thanks for sharing! And may your herds increase!

Cheers

Paul
__________________
3 John Kinnaird Customs +1 incoming
R.T 2c 12 fret custom
3 90s Taylors
Too many more...
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"

FOR SALE: Steve Kinnaird 12-fret cutaway for only $5250
FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550
  #213  
Old 07-10-2017, 06:34 AM
ukejon ukejon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 6,496
Default

Can't wait to hear that maple beauty....looks fantastic.
__________________
My YouTube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ukejon

2009 Pono koa parlor (NAMM prototype)
2014 Pono N30 DC EIR/Spruce crossover
2014 Hatcher Greta 13 fret cutaway in EIR/cedar
2017 Hatcher Josie fan fret mahogany
1973 Sigma GCR7 (OM model) rosewood and spruce
2014 Rainsong OM1000N2

....and about 5 really nice tenor ukuleles at any given moment
  #214  
Old 07-10-2017, 07:32 AM
CaE CaE is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 631
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher View Post
Hey Chris,

Yeah, you're right. Installation took a bit longer than anticipated. The saw runs on 240v which I had available but, then the issues began. Seems the circuit board that I have in my shop is from a company that went out of business a while ago. Apparently, they had circuit breaker issues that stuck and caused a lot of fires. They weren't real forth coming with the data. They were burning down about 2,000 houses a year. Sooo I had other things to worry about for awhile.

Yesterday I got it up and running. It's a Grizzly 22" 5hp saw that I'll use exclusively for resawing and straight cuts. It works wonderfully!

Mark
Electricity is a scary thing when done wrong. I do a lot of electrical work around my shop and home. I tend to over do things- just in case.

I'm glad to hear you've sorted things out and that your new "toy" is in place. It's great having a bandsaw set up for resaw/straight cuts and another for curves. I had that set-up for a long time. This year I sold one of my saws and got a bridgeport milling machine. I miss having 2 bandsaws, but I love having the ability to make precision tooling in house.
__________________
Chris Ensor
  #215  
Old 07-10-2017, 12:34 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,259
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bard Rocks View Post
Yes, I know the company. I replaced 2 in 4 years on houses that I rehabbed. Their lower prices sold a lot of boxes for a while, but inspectors hate them - and with good reason.
I wish this was pointed out early on, could have had it replaced before we bought

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guitars44me View Post
This Maple is certainly drool worthy!

Beautiful axe and I agree with Mike/Woody about your wonderful photography skills.

Thanks for sharing! And may your herds increase!

Cheers

Paul
Thanks Paul,

Wait till the finish hits!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ukejon View Post
Can't wait to hear that maple beauty....looks fantastic.
The tap tone worked out well when I was voicing it so I have high expectations.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Ensor View Post
Electricity is a scary thing when done wrong. I do a lot of electrical work around my shop and home. I tend to over do things- just in case.

I'm glad to hear you've sorted things out and that your new "toy" is in place. It's great having a bandsaw set up for resaw/straight cuts and another for curves. I had that set-up for a long time. This year I sold one of my saws and got a bridgeport milling machine. I miss having 2 bandsaws, but I love having the ability to make precision tooling in house.
I've looked forward to getting this saw. I refuse to use a table saw as I don't work carefully enough to avoid being one of the 10,000 people a year they send to hospitals. It's a lot of fiddling around to set my table saw up for straight cutting, especially the way I normally have my saw set for curves.
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #216  
Old 07-24-2017, 12:55 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,259
Default

As a tone wood Redwood is a mixed bag. More than most woods Redwood varies from amazing to, well, crap. The opportunities to source really great Redwood are few so I don't pass it up when I can get the good stuff.
A couple months ago I was able to buy sets of legendary Carter woods and you'll see these on guitars that are scheduled on my upcoming build list.

Recently, I was able to buy some tunnel Redwood. This is from Southern Pacific Railroad's Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #14. You've likely heard of Tunnel #13 which was part of the same tunnels project that was built in the 1880ís using virgin Redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon. There are some fun stories that go along with this wood but, let me speak to a few of the things that make some of these timbers such great wood;

First, is simply that it is over 120 years old. It's fully matured tone wood and it sounds it but, it was great wood to begin with. The color and evenness of the straight grain is fabulous on this old growth wood;





The age also helped enhance the wonderful sheen even on the raw wood;



These tops were expertly cut and well quartered;



Thirty grain lines per inch is a good count. These tops come in over at seventy! This contributes to exceptional long grain stiffness;



Even with all of that stronger dark grain these tops are still lighter than an average Sitka top. Medullary grain lines or silking is a good sign of a well quartered top and their presents is an indicator for good cross grain stiffness;





I am making a few of these new sets available for custom orders so keep them in mind!



Thanks!
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #217  
Old 07-24-2017, 01:09 PM
islandguitar's Avatar
islandguitar islandguitar is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 2,710
Default

Those are really gorgeous, Mark! I love my LS Redwood and I can see the same properties in the Tunnel RW. Question.....how do they track the provenance for the Tunnel 13 and 14 Redwood? With so many years in between, do sellers have a way to certify this wood? Obviously the physical appearance tells you this wood is special, but beyond that?
__________________
1993 Bourgeois JOM
1967 Martin D12-20
2007 Vines Artisan Grand Concert-Cedar/Quilted Sapele
2014 Doerr Legacy-LS Redwood/Cocobolo
2013 Bamburg FSC-Carpathian Spruce/Macassar Ebony


______________________________
www.soundcloud.com/island-guitar
http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/fredbartlett
  #218  
Old 07-24-2017, 01:39 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,259
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by islandguitar View Post
Those are really gorgeous, Mark! I love my LS Redwood and I can see the same properties in the Tunnel RW. Question.....how do they track the provenance for the Tunnel 13 and 14 Redwood? With so many years in between, do sellers have a way to certify this wood? Obviously the physical appearance tells you this wood is special, but beyond that?
Thanks. That Lucky Strike is awesome wood and that was the wood that showed me how good Redwood actually could get. Given the one-time small scale of these Redwood offerings there just wouldn't be a formalized certification process. In the case of the tunnel woods, the source of the woods is small, so your dealing with the people that actually got the wood on site.

The Carter top sets are coded and numbered. I suppose someone along the way could forge the handwritten coding but, they would be hard pressed to find wood that would even begin to pass for the Carter woods, particularly the exceptional named trees.
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #219  
Old 07-24-2017, 01:44 PM
Diamondave's Avatar
Diamondave Diamondave is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Venice CA
Posts: 2,301
Default

That Redwood gave me goose bumps..!
__________________
onedayatatime
  #220  
Old 07-24-2017, 03:28 PM
islandguitar's Avatar
islandguitar islandguitar is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 2,710
Default

Thank you, Mark! Very interesting info, I appreciate it!
As you may have guessed,I love following this special Redwood from these great sources!
Thanks again,
Fred
__________________
1993 Bourgeois JOM
1967 Martin D12-20
2007 Vines Artisan Grand Concert-Cedar/Quilted Sapele
2014 Doerr Legacy-LS Redwood/Cocobolo
2013 Bamburg FSC-Carpathian Spruce/Macassar Ebony


______________________________
www.soundcloud.com/island-guitar
http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/fredbartlett
  #221  
Old 07-25-2017, 05:02 AM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,259
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diamondave View Post
That Redwood gave me goose bumps..!
Me too!

Quote:
Originally Posted by islandguitar View Post
Thank you, Mark! Very interesting info, I appreciate it!
As you may have guessed,I love following this special Redwood from these great sources!
Thanks again,
Fred
You're welcome Fred. I currently have Redwood tops from four of the Carter named trees and these tunnel 14 tops. Additionally, I have a few wild figured tops. What I don't have are sinker tops. The ones I had I threw out. I've heard there are some great sinker tops out there but, unfortunately, that hasn't yet been my experience.
In any case, since I have the best Redwood collection that I'll probably ever have you would be welcome to visit my studio here in New Hampshire and we could do a serious compare and contrast of the different tops.
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #222  
Old 07-25-2017, 04:44 PM
islandguitar's Avatar
islandguitar islandguitar is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 2,710
Default

My thanks, Mark!!
__________________
1993 Bourgeois JOM
1967 Martin D12-20
2007 Vines Artisan Grand Concert-Cedar/Quilted Sapele
2014 Doerr Legacy-LS Redwood/Cocobolo
2013 Bamburg FSC-Carpathian Spruce/Macassar Ebony


______________________________
www.soundcloud.com/island-guitar
http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/fredbartlett
  #223  
Old 07-27-2017, 09:21 AM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,259
Default

Back to this Maple Greta while it's in the finish process;



We selected the gold Schertler tuners for this guitar and are going with custom wood buttons. These tuner buttons are made from the same Macassar Ebony used for the trim in the guitar;



And a close up;



Thanks for viewing!
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #224  
Old 08-04-2017, 03:37 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,259
Default First coats of finish

The first gloss coats of finish are going on. The figure is starting to come alive!





Thanks for viewing!
Mark
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #225  
Old 08-04-2017, 04:43 PM
cigarfan's Avatar
cigarfan cigarfan is offline
Music soothes the soul!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Within the blast radius of Washington D.C.
Posts: 4,002
Default

Purdy, Purdy, Purdy. Pure eye candy!
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates ....
Closed Thread

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=