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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:14 am 
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OK, here´s the deal so far:

A grade Carpathian spruce top from John@OldWorldTonewood (16$)
Bracewood - stuff i have lying around (AKA free)
A grade EIRW backs and sides from Maderas Barber ($35) - will hopefully provide bindings and headplate
Honduras cedar (from the lumberyard) neck (around $3)
Madagascar RW bridge (1$)
Still deciding on fingerboard, probably Gaboon ebony (14$), and rosette and the like.

I already started the hostilities by cutting my index finger while sharpening - way to go ! laughing6-hehe

goo luck all!

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Good luck Miguel!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:08 am 
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I already started the hostilities by cutting my index finger while sharpening - way to go !
At least you did it in a warm climate! I'm looking forward to your build, Miguel. What are you planning on making?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:53 am 
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Hey, thanks both!

i´ll be making (trying) a classical guitar, probably in the Torres vein.

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mqbernardo wrote:
I already started the hostilities by cutting my index finger while sharpening - way to go ! laughing6-hehe

goo luck all!


Hostilities....hilarious! Looks like the tools took round one. Now you need to get back in there and show them who's boss!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:00 am 
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you mean send them my wife?

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It can get hostile...my left hand looks like its been in a meat grinder most of the time.


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Yeah, I long for those things called fingernails that make playing somewhat easier. But then, I can hardly play anyway, so what's the problem?

So, tell us more about which Torres vein you are mining. A bigger one? A little teeny one?

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mqbernardo wrote:
you mean send them my wife?


Well yes, but I didn't want to say it here. I was going to PM you. But since you brought it up, have your wife show you how to do it. laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:20 pm 
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Thanks for the interest guys. Unfortunately, things haven´t been running smoothly around here, including a tornado that threw a tree into my car (!!!!) and my kids getting mumps (i think that´s the name) wich has kind of shrinked my spare time. Work has been little and sporadic, but i´m trying to get things going in the next month (knock on wood!)
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So, tell us more about which Torres vein you are mining. A bigger one? A little teeny one?

a generic one, i´m affraid (meaning 7 fans in a closed kite arrangement, parallel transverse braces, no bridge patch and the like) - but it´s not gonna be one of the smaller ones: 360mm across the lower bout and 480mm body length. when i was starting (which i still am after more than two years into starting my 1st... duh ) i was arrogant enough to design "my own" plantilla/template (it ended up a lousy mix of Santos and Torres, with a little Romanillos thrown in) and i guess that´s what i´ll use for this build.

cheers,
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Mumps. I sort of remember the Mumps - but no not really. I know I had them, and our kids now generally don't as they are vaccinated against them. A distant memory. (I just turned 60 two months ago, and too many things are becoming distant memories.)

I didn't realize that Portugal had tornados. We get them all over the eastern U.S. - big ones that make the news, and little ones that don't just because they aren't big. A colleague at work had his mini-van cut in half by a falling tree during a little tornado episode here - luckily while it was parked and no one was there.

At any rate, here's cheering you onwards with your guitar. Good luck!

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Mumps. I sort of remember the Mumps - but no not really. I know I had them, and our kids now generally don't as they are vaccinated against them. A distant memory. (I just turned 60 two months ago, and too many things are becoming distant memories.)

I didn't realize that Portugal had tornados. We get them all over the eastern U.S. - big ones that make the news, and little ones that don't just because they aren't big. A colleague at work had his mini-van cut in half by a falling tree during a little tornado episode here - luckily while it was parked and no one was there.

At any rate, here's cheering you onwards with your guitar. Good luck!


Thanks, that´s appreciated. That´s the irony of it, there are no tornados here (they are really, really rare) and the prevalence of mumps is one case in a million/year (really, i´ve double-checked) and they are vaccinated - i guess i´m in a lucky spree.

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