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Old 07-23-2009, 02:28 PM
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Yams, could you post smaller pics by chance? It would make it easier to follow!
(might take too much time to shink em?)
Usually with radius dish, you use a handplane to take it down to the radius (the funnest part of building IMO) and then sand for a few minutes to get a match, then add the linings a bit above, then sand those to radius.

You can also put the (bottom)radius into the sides when you cut them. Lookin good!
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:34 AM
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Yams, could you post smaller pics by chance? It would make it easier to follow!
(might take too much time to shink em?)
Usually with radius dish, you use a handplane to take it down to the radius (the funnest part of building IMO) and then sand for a few minutes to get a match, then add the linings a bit above, then sand those to radius.

You can also put the (bottom)radius into the sides when you cut them. Lookin good!
Just like building guitars. Some love the pictures big, some small. I already resize all and mess with the exposure on most. Now they are 4x6 @125 dpi so they will open fast even on dial up. Making the images smaller is no trouble. I just don't know if its the general consensis? Folks?
Big or small images?
I used pre made stencils for my shapes including the the curve in the sides. The put the radius dish on top and "Drive the Bus" as John Hall puts it is easy and quick.....if you're are not grinding down 1/4" of mahogany blocks.
The linings are a micro hair under in 1-2 spots. So, it looks like I will grind to them.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:55 AM
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Image size and resolution look fine to me.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:07 AM
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Image size and resolution look fine to me.
+1 keep 'em coming and keep 'em big!
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:14 AM
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+1 on keeping the pictures big
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:09 AM
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Please leave them this size John, my specs don't give enough magnification for smaller sizes ( in other words ) me and my eyes are getting older and need the larger size to see and the thread is coming along great.Ship
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:00 PM
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Sorry Blackheart. Looks like you got trounced on the vote.
Tonight is bottomside Kerfing
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:22 PM
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So, Last night I did a small detail. I filled in one short peice on the Kerfing next to the Bottom Block. This Morning I was scraping out glue bleed on the sides with a scraper.

I was careful but got careless! After 20 minutes, while working the waist from the inside (unsuported) I heard CRACK!!!!
My heart sank, heart raced, denial....... I was so upset I couldn't look...................
3 "teeth" of Kerfing had popped off!!!!! The side was fine! So, with a big smile I glued them back on!
Glue clean up! Next time I scrape support the wood Johnny!


WOOD FOR THE FUTURE BUILDS......
I have some cracks forming in one of my Private stock 1" Walnut boards. So I drew aproximate guitar sizes so I can cut out the cracking. I will recoat the ends. this time with out of date french polish shellac
My daughter saw the splashes of white paint that made the Mouth and some big hair, so she made the rest of the face and named the board "Happy Wood"

Fliss, The Parlor Markings are for you to see first I need 24 1/4" for each side board



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Old 07-25-2009, 02:26 PM
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...Fliss, The Parlor Markings are for you to see first I need 24 1/4" for each side board
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Cool cool cool! It looks even better with a smiley face

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Old 07-26-2009, 09:09 PM
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thanks for the thread... yer the man!
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:52 PM
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Gosh, John.

I left for a few days and come back to see you haven't waited on me to watch your next move. Go figure.

I love your daughter for naming the guitar, "Happy wood." All guitars need a name!
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:10 PM
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Gosh, John.

I left for a few days and come back to see you haven't waited on me to watch your next move. Go figure.

I love your daughter for naming the guitar, "Happy wood." All guitars need a name!


Brought a smile to my face . What a cool thread, YJ!
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:47 AM
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Gosh, John.

I left for a few days and come back to see you haven't waited on me to watch your next move. Go figure.

I love your daughter for naming the guitar, "Happy wood." All guitars need a name!
Hi Mary, Thanks. And it is great when the names have so much meaning.
I just noticed she's sporting a Tattoo in the picture. She's my wild woman!

Update;
All of the Kerfing is done!
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:02 PM
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Having a young tattooed female artist in the family, who is talking about happy wood, would sound strange to some folks, John, but your AGF family loves and accepts 'those kinds' as our own.

I didn't see the tat until you pointed it out!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:21 AM
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For Missouri.picker ....I moved a wrench

All of the Kerfing is in. Now I will learn everything I can on voicing the top!
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