Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:25 am


All times are UTC - 5 hours





Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 16 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:26 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Posts: 439
First name: Brian
State: NY
Country: America
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
So I've decided to build a black walnut/? 000-12 fret. The walnut is an ugly flat sawn set I bought for under $5. I'm not sure what to do for the top, I'm thinking maybe an unbookmatched adirondack top. For the neck I'm going to use maple, for the fingerboard and bridge I want to use persimmon (if I can find some).

Here's all I have done so far.

Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:56 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:01 pm
Posts: 3031
First name: Tony
Last Name: C
City: Brooklyn
State: NY
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
There is nothing ugly about that walnut. Did you join the back without tape or anything?

_________________
http://www.CostaGuitars.com
PMoMC


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:07 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 100
First name: Adam
State: Oklahoma
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I second that. I love walnut no matter how it's sawn.

_________________
Adam


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:46 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Posts: 439
First name: Brian
State: NY
Country: America
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Nah, its pretty ugly. I'm using the tape method, but the tape is on the other side of the back. This was the first back I have joined with my new veritas low angle smoothing plane and wow, what a difference. I didn't even need to sand the joint before gluing (btw, I used fish glue)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:07 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:32 pm
Posts: 144
First name: Florentin
Last Name: Tise
City: Chicago
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
oval soundhole wrote:
The walnut is an ugly flat sawn set I bought for under $5.



Where do you buy something like that?
Thanks.

_________________
Music Is Forever


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:23 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Posts: 439
First name: Brian
State: NY
Country: America
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Florentin wrote:
oval soundhole wrote:
The walnut is an ugly flat sawn set I bought for under $5.



Where do you buy something like that?
Thanks.


If I told you I'd have to kill you laughing6-hehe


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:25 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:52 am
Posts: 4259
First name: Big
Last Name: Jim
State: Deep in the heart of Bluegrass
Country: usa
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I love walnut as well , love the smell of it ...

_________________
The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayA ... rAssembly/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:36 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:32 pm
Posts: 144
First name: Florentin
Last Name: Tise
City: Chicago
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
oval soundhole wrote:

If I told you I'd have to kill you laughing6-hehe


come on... gaah

_________________
Music Is Forever


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:08 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:41 pm
Posts: 708
Location: Bothell, WA USA
First name: Jim
Last Name: Hansen
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
florentin,

Almost any hardwood dealer will have stuff like this fairly cheap. It might not be in guitar set form.

_________________
Jim Hansen


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:23 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:32 pm
Posts: 144
First name: Florentin
Last Name: Tise
City: Chicago
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
you've got to be kidding me!!!!

is this a hardwood dealer???

please say yes!!!

I'll tell you why afterwards...

http://www.aamericanflooring.com/


probably not though :roll:

_________________
Music Is Forever


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:32 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Posts: 439
First name: Brian
State: NY
Country: America
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
No, it was from a guitar place


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:01 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:53 pm
Posts: 1075
Location: United States
First name: Coe
Last Name: Franklin
City: Decatur
State: IN
Country: USA
Brian,
You`re too concerned with it being ugly flat-sawn, dude.
Wait until you see it under a coat of shellac.
Coe

_________________
Give me 50 cents worth of regular.
Check my oil too, if you don`t mind,,,


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:48 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:08 pm
Posts: 1946
Location: Missouri
First name: Patrick
Last Name: Hanna
State: Missouri
Country: USA
There's no such thing as ugly walnut. The side set (what I can see of it) looks very nice, too. Your flat sawn set will be slightly more prone to expansion and contraction along its width than quarter sawn material, so be sure you do your cross grain gluing when the shop humidity is right. ...and if it were mine, I'd save the maple for another project and scrounge some more walnut for the neck. Keep us posted. I love walnut guitars.
Patrick


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:29 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Posts: 439
First name: Brian
State: NY
Country: America
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Well I had a change of plans. I've decided to make a Pine/Walnut 0-14 fret instead of a 000-12 fret. This pine isn't just any pine though, I got it from Tom Theil, who got it from a really old carriage factory. This pine is many hundreds of years old, and Tom said Al Carruth had tested this wood and it's stiffness was comparable to some of the stiffer spruces he's tested. It has a great ring and should make a nice guitar.

Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:19 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:01 pm
Posts: 3031
First name: Tony
Last Name: C
City: Brooklyn
State: NY
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Cool looking pine Brian. If you hadn't said anything, I would have thought it was spruce.

_________________
http://www.CostaGuitars.com
PMoMC


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:56 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Posts: 439
First name: Brian
State: NY
Country: America
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Did some more work last night and today:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Only one blood stain bliss
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 16 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com