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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:42 am 
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Here are some updates pics on this build.
As a note, I had to carve another neck because ... well let’s just say I messed up.
Overall this instrument has been a HUGE learning experience and while it isn’t a very “good” guitar, I expect it will sound rather nice because of some kinks I’ve worked out.
My biggest issue is still getting that neck joint perfect w the body.... that said I’m sure with some research and more work it will come.
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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If you post a few close up pics of the heel I bet some folks here (maybe even me! :)) could give some guidance on flossing.

Some things to think about:
1) Most important, IMO - Is there relief being cut into the cheeks so only a thin edge is sitting on the body? This will make flossing go much faster.
2) Is the top of the body totally flat? Sometimes when cleaning up binding the front edge of the binding on the soundboard side of the guitar can get rounded off. It can be tough to floss this in.
3) Are you using stickit to floss or cutting strips of sandpaper and sliding them through? If the strips, slide them out away from the neck. Hesh's tutorial on flossing talks about this IIRC.

I'm sure others with more experience will have better ideas. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:41 am 
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Just an aesthetic to my eye, but you probably can refine that heal a little more. Probably take a little more meat out of the corner.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Nice looking guitar, SMS! I agree with Pat's thoughts about the heel needing a touch more refinement.
It would have a more streamlined look, and be a bit more hand-friendly.

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:30 pm 
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I would take about 1/2" of depth out of the curve of the heel, at a minimum.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:43 pm 
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pat macaluso wrote:
Just an aesthetic to my eye, but you probably can refine that heal a little more. Probably take a little more meat out of the corner.

Agreed


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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pat macaluso wrote:
Just an aesthetic to my eye, but you probably can refine that heal a little more. Probably take a little more meat out of the corner.

You should see the ones on Maton guitars...

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:04 pm 
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Better or still more ?


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Looks like good progress. I like the curved fretboard end and the asymmetric fret marker locations.

I wonder how many luthier shops have a white board. It's a good idea for those who are inclined to use them. It's not an option for me even if I would use one. No free wall space.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:45 am 
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J De Rocher wrote:
Looks like good progress. I like the curved fretboard end and the asymmetric fret marker locations.

I wonder how many luthier shops have a white board. It's a good idea for those who are inclined to use them. It's not an option for me even if I would use one. No free wall space.

I’m A LIVING WHITEBOARD ha


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If you’re like me and are constantly taking pictures of your whiteboard with a phone, get the Office Lens app. It will fix the skew of the image of the whiteboard and turn it into an editable document.

Here is an example, I took a pic of the Gore Gilet book at a steep angle. The second pic is from the app “fixing” the image into a document.

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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bcombs510 wrote:
If you’re like me and are constantly taking pictures of your whiteboard with a phone, get the Office Lens app. It will fix the skew of the image of the whiteboard and turn it into an editable document.

Here is an example, I took a pic of the Gore Gilet book at a steep angle. The second pic is from the app “fixing” the image into a document.

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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Working on FP lately. I expect I’ll be learning this skill for quite a while!
Here are some pics w the neck sitting in place. Body all still taped
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I’m always humbled by posting pics here.. SOOOO many awesome builders around


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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Yes there is a gap at the neck joint in the pic... neck is just sitting in the spot loosely


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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:22 am 
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This one went to my 13 yr old for Christmas btw. :)
On to the next build!



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 Post subject: Re: Build 4 1/2
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How about a few finished pictures with strings on. Looks really nice.

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Lucky kid!


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