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Old 01-09-2019, 05:34 PM
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:39 PM
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Nice!
I have a sweet sycamore back and sides set put aside for when I get a few more builds under my belt.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:46 PM
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My apologies for the picture sizing . Maybe someone could direct me as to how to change this . This is something unique to this site for me . Thanks .
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:36 AM
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Cool, I have one (similar in size to that tree) on my property and I've been threatening to harvest it for a couple years now.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:24 AM
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At the widest point of the trunk bell , this one measures 53" across . It does taper to a rough 36" from there and up . The base section is too heave and large for me to have handled with what I had to do so . I designed and installed a beam , trolley and hoist . I still need to raise the beam another 4-6" in order to have enough space to clear my truck bed with pieces like the largest of these .
There's always something .
Oh well , I am now at the point where my chainsaw and I can have some fun .
My thanks to whoever resized my photos .
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:28 AM
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That looks like a nice big tree. Are you going to be selling sets?
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:08 PM
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A bit of progress . The largest sections were too large for what I had to handle them , so I needed to improvise and it worked .
After this , billets will be sectioned out of the wedges and sent to the kiln .'
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Would someone please resize these for me ? Thanks again .
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:52 PM
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Heh. A local store has an SCGC H/13 in sycamore (all of it, top, back, sides, neck, everything) that's pretty amazing. And it's gorgeous.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:31 PM
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Heh. A local store has an SCGC H/13 in sycamore (all of it, top, back, sides, neck, everything) that's pretty amazing. And it's gorgeous.
American Sycamore ? Just went to their site and they are using American Sycamore . Are they using Sycamore for the fretboard and bridge ? I know that Martin uses Sycamore for necks . They bookmatched them and do a 2 piece .

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Old 01-22-2019, 11:50 PM
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The fingerboard and bridge are ebony, but top/back/sides/neck/headplate are sycamore. Itís gorgeous.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:00 PM
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One of my favorite parts of this process , cutting the rough billets for the kiln .
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