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An early parlor guitar build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    The tantelones were glued down against the top and sides one at a time. Yeah, that is time consuming. I also glued in the neck and tail/end blocks.


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  2. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 14, 2008
    Manheim Pa.
    Did you glue the tail block to the top before placing the sides as you did with the neck block ?
     

  3. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    No, I clamped it to the top and sides joint at the same time and started the tantelones at that end.
     

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  5. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I flush trimmed the top to the sides. I also put a tapered line from the back to the front along the sides. The end block is now 3-3/4 tall and the neck block is 3-1/4 tall. The masking tape allowed me to put a pencil line on that I could see. I planed to the line with a small Stanley plane. It's very easy to do. The end block got shorter too from what it was.


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  6. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    3 degrees F yesterday morning and 63 degrees F now...We get funny weather in NY State. I cut notches in the walnut and then glued on the lining. I'll have to remove material behind the notches in the kerfed lining for the back braces with a small file.


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  7. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I notched the lining for the back braces and then leveled and arched the lining with a curved caul. I lined it up and glued the back on. It gets clamped down with stretched out nylon cord...again old school., well the technique is anyway, the nylon not so much. I did remove that piece of masking tape from the inside before this step...LOL.




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  8. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Well Spring is here. The worms are out and about. Today is binding channel day. Take a rabbeting bit with the correct bearing and put it in the router table. Then rout the channel around. Don't rout into places where it shouldn't go. Then put the same bit into the adjustable binding jig and repeat on the back which has the arch in it. The jig allows the bit to move up and down. I designed it to be able to lock into the lowest and highest desired position with some nuts and wingnuts on 1/4-20 rod, kind of like on a drill press.


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  9. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I trimmed off the excess fretboard material. I cut the fretboard at the slot and used the drum on my edge sander to sand to the line of the soundhole.


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  10. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    The peghead ears are glued on:

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  11. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Lookin' good Marty
     

  12. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Thanks Nosmo...
     

  13. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I forgot to post this after the binding got trimmed.....


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  14. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    I like your work board. I need to make a few more jigs & fixtures.
     

  15. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York

  16. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    That's called a universal assembly board or something like that. It can be adapted to any guitar body shape more or less in lieu of a shape specific mold. Charles Fox approved. There are other similar things that were in old books from the '70's too. Check out the Irving Sloane books.

    Thanks but really it's really just poor camera usage.
     
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  17. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That looks great Marty!!
     

  18. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Thanks!
     

  19. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Stopping by from all the snow to say it's looking great! :)
     

  20. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Man, it's been a strange couple of weeks around here eh?
     
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  21. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    You can say that again.
     

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