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Old 10-17-2020, 01:57 AM
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Closed the Myrtle CN.







That is some pretty myrtle. I have been meaning to ask you Bruce, what is it like to work with? I have been thinking for my next build (parlor or '0') to use myrtle for the back and sides.

Since I am very much a beginner I was wondering if it is a generally easy to work with wood?

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It is locally called “pepper wood”, and it does bother my nasal area. It is as easy bending a material as I have encountered.
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First tier of the Amazon binding going on. My method creates vastly more clamping pressure than masking tape can, coming much closer to optimizing the join. Aliphatic glue requires something close to 50# a square inch clamping press to achieve that elusive "stronger than the wood itself" quality.

I believe that tone is the product of integrity, beginning with the quality of the materials, and ending with the intention of the player. In between, I make sure that every aspect of the joinery is as good as possible.

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"I believe that tone is the product of integrity, beginning with the quality of the materials, and ending with the intention of the player. In between, I make sure that every aspect of the joinery is as good as possible."

Well put Sir!

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The binding, graft, and dovetail cavity are all successfully completed on this, my third "Couch Noodler", essentially a bespoke 00 optimized for personal enjoyment. This one is Myrtle and topped with Hampton Bros. red spruce:







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The binding, graft, and dovetail cavity are all successfully completed on this, my third "Couch Noodler", essentially a bespoke 00 optimized for personal enjoyment. This one is Myrtle and topped with Hampton Bros. red spruce:







I love the simplicity and clean aesthetics! Another gorgeous one as per usual!
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I have been a bit distracted this last week as I rode my bicycle into a pothole while site seeing, and did a high speed face plant in the middle of the road. After regaining consciousness, I spent a couple of days in the hospital. Nothing broken except my nose (again) and the lost pint blood is probably replenished already. My mother used to tell me to "grow up", and there is increasing evidence that she had a point. At least I could do a better job of "looking where I'm going".

All I did in the shop since last Thursday is add the heel cap to CN#3, the last bit of wood work before finish sanding and then finish.











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I'm sorry to hear that Bruce but am very glad to see that you are back in the workshop. Hope your recovery is speedy and full!
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The binding, graft, and dovetail cavity are all successfully completed on this, my third "Couch Noodler", essentially a bespoke 00 optimized for personal enjoyment. This one is Myrtle and topped with Hampton Bros. red spruce:







You must spend a lot of time on the couch, Bruce.
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I have been a bit distracted this last week as I rode my bicycle into a pothole while site seeing, and did a high speed face plant in the middle of the road. After regaining consciousness, I spent a couple of days in the hospital. Nothing broken except my nose (again) and the lost pint blood is probably replenished already. My mother used to tell me to "grow up", and there is increasing evidence that she had a point. At least I could do a better job of "looking where I'm going".

All I did in the shop since last Thursday is add the heel cap to CN#3, the last bit of wood work before finish sanding and then finish.












Sorry to hear about your mishap Bruce. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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Old 10-28-2020, 08:28 AM
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I really like the cutout in the headstock, is that a new design? I know you have done others, but I don't recall that shape.
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Take care on that bike Bruce. I have seen your road bike, it looks fast and fun. Perhaps augment with a super stable cargo type, less face plant-able bike ?

Lots of examples, for example: https://surlybikes.com/bikes/ogre

If bikes were Sexauer guitars this is the "Sexauer" version: https://sevencycles.com/bikes/bike-d...?model=expat-s

The new disc brakes are a revelation. Also there is a different physical relation with the bike leading to more control. You have half a chance with potholes and, with wider tires, many general road obstacles becomes no big deal. These bikes don't go that fast but you already got that covered. Plus they carry stuff and better that the bike is the workhorse than you.

But maybe you weren't looking for advice on how to spend your money...

Be well, keep rolling!
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Oh no! Rest up good sir.

Slow it down, we can't get you a neck reset
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:48 AM
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The guitar looks wonderful, Bruce!

Like many for some reason now I can't see your pics--but fortunately the right click trick works and I can view your creations that way.

Sorry to hear about your mishap, and hope you're mending well!
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