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Old 04-03-2009, 12:31 PM
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Disclaimer. Do not try this at home. This is a job for trained professionals with nerves of steel, exceptional eye/hand coordination, cat like reflexes, and an ounce or two of insanity. I did that twice. The first one turned out great, the next one -- let's just say that I will not do that again!

Notice that the belt is not moving and there is no dust in the air. I think maybe Tim is pulling a fast one on us.
Was this a April Fool's day thing.


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Old 04-03-2009, 12:49 PM
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Nope, it was live and the belt was spinning. Notice the white round cap below the table and the hose out the back side, aka, dust collector system.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:21 PM
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And there is a lil bit o' dust on the shelf.

Since this comment was made, it gives me an opportunity to question another feature I, personally, have noticed.

Everyone, get your cameras out and let's do this 7th grade Science experiment with me.

David is the expert, so this is one for my buddy, Mr Pennybaker to explain to me. Seriously. When I am taking a picture of Tim as he works and the fan is in the background, the fan blades appear to be going backwards.

Explain it to me. Why/how does this happen?
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:19 PM
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Finally, an update! (Been kinda busy lately).

http://www.neonlightsimaging.com/McK...Sredwood_Build

Remember, F5 to update (if required) on a PC.

And here's a few select pictures:

Hand-shaving around the binding/purfling:


Sanding the back:


Tap-testing the completed box:


A protective finish coat has been applied to the back:


And to the top:


The headstock and fingerboard (with inlays):


Closeup of the fretboard next to the top and rosette (showing the purfling and binding for the fretboard):


Closeup of the headstock (showing the purfing and binding for the headstock):
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:06 PM
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Don't know what welse to say but WOW!. This guitar is going to be a beauty.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:01 PM
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David is the expert, so this is one for my buddy, Mr Pennybaker to explain to me. Seriously. When I am taking a picture of Tim as he works and the fan is in the background, the fan blades appear to be going backwards.

Explain it to me. Why/how does this happen?
I know you were asking David, not me, but I believe it's due to the stroboscopic effect:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon-wheel_effect

Watch this carefully (from that Wiki page):



It's the same principle used in accurate guitar tuners like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9JB9...e=channel_page
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:20 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon-wheel_effect

Whoa...cool!

This goes in line with the 1700 livery stable walnut that David is using on his guitar.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:08 PM
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David your guitar is looking fantastic! Just hold in there, it wont be long now!!!
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:39 PM
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Nice to see this guitar going together, piece by piece. I am very anxious to see the finished guitar. It should be gorgeous.

By the way, Mak is right on regarding the stroboscopic effect that Mary asked about.

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Old 05-02-2009, 09:44 AM
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And here's the latest update (remember, F5 to refresh your browser):

http://www.neonlightsimaging.com/McK...Sredwood_Build

Here's a rough idea of how it's all going to go together:

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:00 AM
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I really like the fretboard markers. This is going to be one great looking guitar.

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:53 AM
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I do want to say a little about this beautiful guitar.

The fret markers and the spalted maple rosette promote the feel of wagon wheels of the old west. This guitar is made of walnut from a livery station that was built in the 1700's. David came to Ohio from Texas to hand pick a beautiful piece for his own guitar. His first decision was to eliminate some of the sap wood in the back. I liked the sap wood, but this is more subtle for an old fashion look.

The guitar is beautiful. David will get a sneak peak at it in a few weeks when he comes to the Mcknight 2 day jam at our shop. He won't get to take it home until after Healdsburg where it will be on display for the world to see.

He has done a terrific job as the #1 team member of this design.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:00 PM
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I've updated the pictures again!

http://www.neonlightsimaging.com/McK...Sredwood_Build

We decided to put a burst on it to make it look more antique:












Here's a better picture of the back, after some of the clear had been applied:


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Old 05-13-2009, 08:14 PM
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Wow! What a cool build and an incredible looking guitar! Thanks for all the wonderful photographs documenting this creation!

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Old 05-13-2009, 08:45 PM
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Songwriter and Tim,
Nice, I mean really nice looking guitar. Not only is the body style exquisite, but that sunburst is one of the most attractive I've ever seen. Who came up with the idea for that? Tim, do you make that body with a florentine cutaway? Not that it's not stunning without one, but I'm a florentine cutaway addict and I'm just picturing that guitar with one...............hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Congratulations to you both! Blessings, Tom
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