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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:52 pm 
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Here's a shot of my two latest tricone projects. The one on the left is black locust cut from the property of my client. Some of the hardest, densest and most brittle wood I've ever worked with. However, under finish it takes on a pleasing honey hue. The second is good old porous padauk. The nice folks at National Resophonic sold me a black coverplate and tailpiece. Will also be outfitting it with an ebony board and black tuners.




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Don't we love those padauk pores!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:27 am 
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Those are really pretty. Please post completed photos (...or even better, progress photos).

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:48 am 
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Michael, good to see you still building tricones after all these years. Lets see some pictures when they are done.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:58 am 
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Very tasty. That black cover plate is a nice change from the usual chrome


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:33 pm 
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I had to to give this guitar a test drive before I lacquered it. I wasn't disappointed. As you can see, unlike the old, original tricones, my saddle is compensated. Had to make the well a little larger than the originals, but it makes for an instrument that actually plays in tune. And the cone locating tabs will be final shaped and painted black before I install the coverplate. In the future I'll be posting photos of the removable lattice work installation. Magnets are involved. But, first I have to break out the 55 gallon drum of Aqua Coat and start filling the crevasses.

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Don't we love those padauk pores!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:06 pm 
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Very nice work!!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:43 pm 
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Michael

Just ran across your 2 Tri-cones - really lovely design and execution. I am just starting one from an Ash log off a friend;s farm. It will be a biscuit bridge single cone in the shape of a Duolian and I going to put basket weave sound holes in Ash on it similar to yours. I did a sample that turned out very well, but it is carved out of a solid piece that then glues onto the back of the hole. I am intrigued by actual weaving of strip, but the photo of the back of the top does not have enough detail to see how you are holding the assemblies down. Could you share how you did it?

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Ed


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:57 pm 
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Nice looking tricones.


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HOLEE CRAP! Dem are nice!

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