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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:42 am 
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Here are some updates pics on this build.
As a note, I had to carve another neck because ... well let’s just say I messed up.
Overall this instrument has been a HUGE learning experience and while it isn’t a very “good” guitar, I expect it will sound rather nice because of some kinks I’ve worked out.
My biggest issue is still getting that neck joint perfect w the body.... that said I’m sure with some research and more work it will come.
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:55 am 
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If you post a few close up pics of the heel I bet some folks here (maybe even me! :)) could give some guidance on flossing.

Some things to think about:
1) Most important, IMO - Is there relief being cut into the cheeks so only a thin edge is sitting on the body? This will make flossing go much faster.
2) Is the top of the body totally flat? Sometimes when cleaning up binding the front edge of the binding on the soundboard side of the guitar can get rounded off. It can be tough to floss this in.
3) Are you using stickit to floss or cutting strips of sandpaper and sliding them through? If the strips, slide them out away from the neck. Hesh's tutorial on flossing talks about this IIRC.

I'm sure others with more experience will have better ideas. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:41 am 
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Just an aesthetic to my eye, but you probably can refine that heal a little more. Probably take a little more meat out of the corner.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Nice looking guitar, SMS! I agree with Pat's thoughts about the heel needing a touch more refinement.
It would have a more streamlined look, and be a bit more hand-friendly.

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:30 pm 
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I would take about 1/2" of depth out of the curve of the heel, at a minimum.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:43 pm 
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pat macaluso wrote:
Just an aesthetic to my eye, but you probably can refine that heal a little more. Probably take a little more meat out of the corner.

Agreed


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