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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Rich Rice, Jun 7, 2019.
How are you handling the humidity this time of year?
It's been ok so far, weird weather conditions all spring. Sitting here at 60%, everything is still stable. So far, anyhow...
It's not 60% here today....LOL
Ye gods. Rained all night, still soggy outside. Up to 73% now.
Made some crossgrain seam strips, Honduras mahogany..
Then made some quartersawn back braces, radiused them to give the back a nice, gentle dome.
Guess it's time to glue them in place, do a bit of shaping.
Nice to be done with the side bracing. Not my favorite part of a build..
Initial glue-up of back bracing
Got the center block cleaned up, glued in. Leveled both faces, cut out the top.
Needed a little extra weight to hold the center down..
Once the braces were radiused and set, I started fitting some of the components together, to make sure things fit.. not bad.
Little by little, gaining on things. Funny how doing 3 of every step slows things down, but still saves time overall.
Enough joy for one day.
Simply amazing what Tennessee wood does in your hands
Got the top installed on the thinline.
Woods are all dry, they should really pop when they get some finish on 'em.
Capped the end of the body, got the back in order, glued it home.
I usually close the back last, but with the weird weather we're having today it felt like it needed to go together while everything fit well.
Sometimes ya gotta punt.
Went ahead and glued up the rest of the backs, sides, cleated the back seams.
Little by little, gaining on these...
Truly,works or art in the making
Starting to clean up and rough shape some necks. Always a part I enjoy.
Love these acoustic builds. Rich you get a medal for the most orderly application and spacing of clamps - even that looks so clean!
Why are you not cnc-ing the neck carves?
I've done that on other builds, but like to feel my way along on these, for whatever reasons. Something about staying true to hand building, I guess.