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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:41 pm 
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Some of us have been waiting for this documentary with great anticipation. It's finally online. Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/sAeXskZHC2o


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:03 pm 
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Well, I think I've studied enough for the day. :shock: Time to pack up, go home, and watch this the right way! :D


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wow, a very nice video. It was well worth watching. I also notice that I use most of the same tools , so there is no excuse for me not to have guitars as finely crafted as his. Now if I can just get live musicians to play while I am working I will be set.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:04 pm 
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Hey Tim, thanks for posting that one. I was just going to watch the first part but ended up watching the whole thing. Nice job on the video. Like John said, lots of the same tools. Picked up several good ideas too. I might watch it again to see if I can pick up on anything else.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:47 pm 
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johnparchem wrote:
wow, a very nice video. It was well worth watching. I also notice that I use most of the same tools , so there is no excuse for me not to have guitars as finely crafted as his. Now if I can just get live musicians to play while I am working I will be set.


I had the same thought! Well, similar. I was just thinking how surreal it was to see him using some of the same tools in my garage. To give you an idea, when he was filing his nut slot, I looked at my wife and went, "Babe! I have that file!" :D

The whole thing's absolutely beautifully shot.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:29 am 
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Fantastic video. Thanks for the link.
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It was fascinating to follow the basics of his process. I, too, see a few ideas I intend to explore. Interesting that he doesn't appear to embrace the philosophy that leveling the frets with the instrument strung to pitch is necessary. I'm not sure what to make of that.

Don't know about the rest of you, but I would love to know where to buy those whisper-quiet power tools. :D

Thanks for posting the link, Tim. It's a refreshingly well-made and compelling video that stands in stark contrast to a majority of the content we typically find online.

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Very cool and beautiful work. I really like that jig he has for gluing on the top and back elegantly simple it it's design.


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Thanks for the heads up Tim! [:Y:]

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Quiet tools indeed. At least the router was loud.

I thought it was interesting that he uses a one way truss rod. Why not use a two way rod and simply counteract the backbow with a turn on the rod, rather than relevelling the entire fingerboard? But I'm lazy that way.

Overall, though, what a nice shop, a good clean work in general. Good sounding guitars too.


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Those looked like the Allied 2 way rods that I use.....

Great video! I found several technics that I currently use, didn't know we had them in common.... I'm in great company :D

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Interesting video , especially since it was shot in the city I grew up in MTL. PQ.


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Rod True wrote:
Those looked like the Allied 2 way rods that I use.....

Great video! I found several technics that I currently use, didn't know we had them in common.... I'm in great company :D



Me too, the fretboard locating pins were one thing,the holes were exactly in the same place as I do them. Yeah that looked like the older LMI two way TRSD rod.

Great video. Thanks.

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I just saw this today, too. Awesome work both from Michael and the videographer!


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Can anyone provide a name and source for the masking material he uses for bridge and fb extension?

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Can anyone provide a name and source for the masking material he uses for bridge and fb extension?

Pretty sure that is a "frisket film", often used by airbrush artists. It's available at art supply and drafting stores in a variety of finishes and tack. It's what I use for bridge masking, as I can level the finish perfectly over the bridge area. I bought my roll when I lived in New Zealand, but can't remember the specs -- it will last the rest of my guitar-making days.


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https://youtu.be/sAeXskZHC2o?t=56m27s

Nice! 56:27

And intriguing how the top is glued on with 2 clamps. 2! Anyone else try this? I guess if that caul was rigid enough...


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Clean shop, clean work, clean guitars - great to watch

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