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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:21 pm 
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Great looking build. A lot of people underestimate sapele because it's fairly inexpensive, but it can make a really good guitar.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:36 pm 
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Location: Virginia, USA
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Thank you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:19 am 
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Brazilian Rosewood
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Thanks for taking my comment constructively, Mike. That doesn't happen much anymore.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:18 am 
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Barry Daniels wrote:
Thanks for taking my comment constructively, Mike. That doesn't happen much anymore.

Thank you.
I am not stupid. I know there are really good builders on here who will find things like that. Its the reason i'm here. You can't learn if you can;t take people's advice, and I really do appreciate it.
I have not got around to measuring yet; haven't had the time to get back to the build. But I will most likely order a slotted board from LMII and redo, if I can afford it. Right now my vehicle is down and it will take the money at this point. :P

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Mahogany
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Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:06 am
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First name: Roy L
Last Name: Smith
City: Apache Junction
State: Az
Zip/Postal Code: 85119
Country: USA
Focus: Repair
Status: Amateur
Thanks for sharing, enjoying it quite a bit. Curious about the gramil rather than a router. What did you use for the rosette and soundhole?

Roy


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:00 pm 
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Thanks.
Work has pretty much stopped on this. I was hoping to get it done this year, but home repairs before winter will stop it. I might be able to do a bit more work, particularly the neck, but finish will have to wait for next Spring.
As for why grammil instead of router, I prefer to use hand tools as much as possible. I do hand tool woodworking as a hobby, so it just came natural to do as much by hand as possible on acoustic building. For the sound hole and rosette, I built a very ugly circle cutter/grammil, and cut the rosette channel by hand with a chisel.
Thanks for replying and looking at my thread.

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