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 Post subject: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:23 pm 
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Well this is build 4 1/2
It is 4 1/2 because build 4 was halted because of a foolish critical error.

My thought here is a responsive OM geared toward finger style w a 1 7/8 nut. It is maple and spruce with ebony binding.
The rosette is very mild with 2 contrasting maples surrounded by bwb (the same as will be on the top and back purfling.

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Will post pics as I progress (or screw up whichever comes first haha)
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Carving some back braces!
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Off to a good start. It'll be cool to see the rosette under finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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J De Rocher wrote:
Off to a good start. It'll be cool to see the rosette under finish.

I’m hoping it isn’t too mild. Normally I like a little more contrast w the top.



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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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I think it is going to a nice looking build. What are your thoughts on binding?

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Looking great Snow!

I always loved carving braces and found it to be very relaxing.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Joe Beaver wrote:
I think it is going to a nice looking build. What are your thoughts on binding?

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Very nice. I understand the dilemma about having to jettison a build. I had to do that myself earlier this year. It just kept going from bad to worse. At some point - you have to cut the rope.


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A few extra hours on this Sunday ;)


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:)
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Back braces:)
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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"Joe Beaver wrote:
I think it is going to a nice looking build. What are your thoughts on binding?"

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"Ebony "

The beauty of ebony binding is, that if well done, it looks just like black plastic! beehive

I did a guitar in ebony once. Now I use black plastic. It doesn't have the coolness factor but it is a lot easier to install, and a bit tougher.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Looks a lot like plastic:) I like it bc it’s hard as crap. And it’s ... not plastic/)


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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If you use black ebony for binding you can install it in two 1/2 thickness pieces. It makes bending it so much easier! When it is sanded and finished the glue line is unnoticeable.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Clay S. wrote:
If you use black ebony for binding you can install it in two 1/2 thickness pieces. It makes bending it so much easier! When it is sanded and finished the glue line is unnoticeable.

Already have it all bent:) ready to go.
That said I may use it to r go w something :) no worries


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Just a tip Snow Man, next time don't notch the braces, notch the center strip...
Lots of folks don't care much for the popsicle stick on the top, but it works well.
Hope it all works out for you!

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Here are a few updates. I... again.... had a few major issues, however I managed to repair my own issues and won’t mention them in detail.
I got the binding and purfling installed, a few gaps filled and the top and back sanded. The sides still need a little tlc w some paper.
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:46 pm 
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Getting this shaped in.
By the way guys... these dragon rasps from stewmac are serious cutters! Good stuff


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Lines on the neck
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Heel block now rough shaped.
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Liking the curves here:) it’s my first carved neck:) haven’t botched it yet..... not........ yet:)


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Tenon is next:)


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