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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:06 am 
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I'm catching up posting documentation of one of two 00's I've been working on. Both are built on Ken's KMG 00 12 fret template in the mega-mold. This combo has worked great for me.

Sitka top
Red spruce bracing
Ziricote Back and sides
Ebony binding - likely with b/w/b purfling and Blue Pau bling.
Rosette - 3 ring, with Blue Pau
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Waverly brass 3 on a plate with ebony tuner
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:08 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:11 am 
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Homemade bending jig, with controller taken from a glass kiln I built years earlier.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:14 am 
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Resawing brace stock - .25" throughout. This saw was rescued from a friend - the tension block had broken, and it needed a new home. It's about time I invest in a new blade though.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:15 am 
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More to come - just need to get photos uploaded.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:27 am 
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I am not sure wood and plane porn are allowed on this site. I may have to report it. Looks like it will be a great looking guitar.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:03 am 
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Thanks John - If I'm going to break the rules, I might as well keep going.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:07 am 
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I prefer to hand plane the radius in my top and back braces. Moving forward I'm going to build a simple jig to make this step just a little quicker and more precise.

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And gluing up the x-brace. Coming from the KMG process, I still use card stock radius cauls. They work really well, and I make up extras or different radii whenever needed.

For go-bars I'm using simple oak strips, with lightly rounded edges.

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A 16" fretboard radius block works great for putting a gentle radius on my back strips. I run masking tape down both outside edges of the block, protecting the back from the abrasive. When the edges of the block touch the back I'm done.

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I knew I held on to all of these old baseball cards for a reason - protecting the back reinforcing strip while shaping the back braces.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:13 am 
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Blue Pau inlay for the rosette, purfling, headstock and the fretboard.

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How do you build a guitar?

Simple. Just remove everything that isn't essential.

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Lots of wood removed from the top bracing during the voicing process.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:17 am 
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The rim is ready.

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The top goes on first so I can still make final voicing adjustments before closing the box.

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Getting close on the bracing, just needs the final cleanup and sanding.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:20 am 
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Pressing frets before gluing the board on the neck. This makes fret installation really easy, but I'm rethinking this approach as I study more. (Hesh, take it easy, I'll come around)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:21 am 
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Label applied and back cleaned up prior to closing the box.

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Very nice work. Great wood selection, and pretty rosette.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Very nice, phenomenal pictures as well.

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