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  1. 1bad914

    High end wood supplier

    Thx for the input. I had been looking at curlymaplewood also. I might give them a shout.
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    High end wood supplier

    Getting ready to start a PRS hollow body II style build. I need master grade flame maple top and back. I have searched the net and find all kinds of suppliers, any recommendations? Someone that you have had recent success supplying this level of wood. Someone I can talk to and will hand pick a...
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    5-ply binding - how do you keep control over the glue????

    The pictures I have in my response we’re taken before I dropped in CA. Get it exactly how you want it with the tape and then the CA. It is literally water thin, a drop at a time. It wicks right in.
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    5-ply binding - how do you keep control over the glue????

    Use thin CA. Tape the binding on leaving space between each piece of tape. Once happy with it drop CA into those spaces on the top and sides. Let it cure, pull the tape off and run a bead all the way around the top and sides. Once dry scrape off the glue and tape residue. In most cases I put a...
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    What's on your workbench today?

    Finished this. Not pretty, but works great for the shop.
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    What's on your workbench today?

    That is in the works. This barrel head has a significant warp in it that prevents its use as a guitar top, but perfect for a stool. I have more barrel heads on the way. They will have to to dry for a few months to settle down. Still wet with whiskey and beer. Smells great when you drill or cut it b
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    What's on your workbench today?

    A tele shaped stool for my shop made from a whiskey barrel head and staves. A work in progress.
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    So many ideas

    Took the top apart today. Resawed the char off, that was a mistake. The wood is still very whiskey soaked. Now they set and dry, dry,dry… I think I can glue the “warp” out of it since it was actually the pieces moving around. My shop smells like whiskey. Yum.
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    What's on your workbench today?

    After pic:
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    What's on your workbench today?

    That fretboard looks like it has been rode hard and put away wet one to many times. Ouch. I would want it off my bench too.
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    What's on your workbench today?

    The very first acoustic guitar I built. All mahogany J45. There were a few things that I needed to fix on it’ one was to add a little finish to the very dry bridge and fretboard. Plus do a better fret leveling job. Time has taught me a few lessons.
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    So many ideas

    Well, take a barrel that has had whiskey stored in it and then about 8 batches of stout seasoned in it and you can imagine the smell. Yum!
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    So many ideas

    Will most likely make one of these with one of the barrel heads and staves.
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    So many ideas

    We shall see. The head has a warp in it, so it could take some thought.
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    So many ideas

    You cannot believe how good my garage smells right now.
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    So many ideas

    So many ideas of things to do with this…
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    Hobby transition

    I can relate.
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    Hobby transition

    That is where I am at with all my automotive stuff, welders, giant compressor, tons of body tools. My wife tells me to keep it, I say why, her response is you can’t replace it for what you get for it. So it sits in my in-laws barn collecting dust.
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    Hobby transition

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    Hobby transition

    On another note, this does not contain any of my templates or special tools that I have made. They are on a shelf.
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    Hobby transition

    I would love to do that.
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    Hobby transition

    You should see the cardboard boxes full of the automatics tools. It makes me cringe. I was not kidding about the 100 wrenches. My goal is to go through them and keep one set, the sell or give the rest to one of 3 sons. Good luck, this took me a couple of months to slowly get it done.
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    Hobby transition

    My hobby for 40 years was restoring antique Porsches and VWs. About 7 years ago I sold my last two 911’s. I had no hobby for a few years. About 4 years ago I started building guitars. I had no tools for doing it, so slowly I started accumulating and making the required tools. I started with the...
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    Lets build something that looks like an L5 archtop

    ….then scrape and scrape and scrape. I have started very carefully machine sanding at this point. Saves the hands.
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    Ugly broken orphan

    Getting the old finish off little by little.




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