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Great looking guitar. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Default Tuner Buttons

I got the tuner buttons finished last night. I match the button sets to the guitars individually. Now this picture may seem a little out of order, but when I do them really has more to do with when I am able to sweet talk the lovely Mrs. Hatcher into sitting around for a couple hours helping me polish little buttons!
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Man, that's cool!! Thanks so much for sharing :-)))
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Man, that's cool!! Thanks so much for sharing :-)))
Thanks for your comment and you're welcome! More pictures coming soon..
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Mine eyes have seen the glory... of some of the most beautiful wood on the planet. Wow!!!
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Default Top Purfling

Like the tuner buttons I cut my purfling sticks as I build the guitar. This gives me a better opportunity to match the colors I want to the specific guitar. Here I'm doing the first cut from a Cocobolo board that has all the colors of the rosette.


The binding is glued up with a strip of teflon which gets pulled out. That leaves the space to insert the cross grain purfling sticks.


Did I already say this is my favorite little plane?


Here it is all cleaned up. I'm very happy with the color match!


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That is the prettiest set of shavings I think I have seen in a while.Did you say that was a lie nielson plane?
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*nielsen hahah
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Hi Jazz,

Yes that is a Lie Nielsen plane.
Also, I'll throw in a little baggie of these very shavings if you buy this guitar--
at no extra charge!

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Here are some pictures of the body all cleaned up with the binding done.











So tell me what you think! From here I'll be moving onto the neck.

Thank-you for viewing
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Very nice! It's been a real learning experience watching this come together, I can't wait to see more!
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Default Starting the Neck

I like to have a laminate strip up the middle of the neck. This is the rough cut neck getting glued up



To keep the consistency of the cross grain top purfling I run a cross grain strip up the middle of the neck laminate



Here I am flattening the top of the neck where the fretboard will be glued on.
I'm using a tool room granite plate that has a bilateral accuracy of plus or minus .0001" total instrument runout. I also use this 75lb piece of flat granite for getting perfectly straight edges for joining the top and bottom tonewood pieces. It's a handy tool to have in the shop.



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why are these shavings so pretty? reminds me of clown fish. A compliment, I promise
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Default Opinions on a heel cap?

Here's a couple options I have for the heel cap. The ebony is the more traditional. The Cocobolo takes the sapwood out a little further.
Keep in mind that the Mahogany neck will be a lot darker once it's finished.
Also, there will be black-white-black lines between the heel and the cap.
Which do you prefer?





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Excellent work.. prefer the one with sapwood
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