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 Post subject: Ambrosia maple
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:34 am 
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Hey Folks

I am wondering if any of you have built with Ambrosia Maple. As you know it has serious wormholes that give it the unique staining and character. What do you fill those holes with. Do you fill before or after bending? Has anyone done something different and creative with the holes. I have been thinking of filling with a contrasting coloured resin rather than trying to hide them, make them a focus. Got any advice?

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 Post subject: Re: Ambrosia maple
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Some years ago, John Arnold posted photos of a guitar he built with ambrosia maple back and sides in this thread: https://www.luthiersforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10101&t=34145&p=449889&hilit=ambrosia+maple#p449889

He said he filled the holes with black epoxy after bending the sides.



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 Post subject: Re: Ambrosia maple
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:21 am 
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Thanks Jay! Looks like John had good success with his.


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 Post subject: Re: Ambrosia maple
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You can also use a colored resin. That would look cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Ambrosia maple
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Or clear resin and a ground stone (contrasting), or glitter colour.

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 Post subject: Re: Ambrosia maple
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Bobc wrote:
You can also use a colored resin. That would look cool.


Yes I was even thinking luminescent colour, glow in the dark.


we will see.


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 Post subject: Re: Ambrosia maple
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:21 pm 
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Colin North wrote:
Or clear resin and a ground stone (contrasting), or glitter colour.


now we are thinking [:Y:]


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