Tales from the kitchen table..

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  1. guitarbuilder

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    How are you handling the humidity this time of year?
     
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    It's been ok so far, weird weather conditions all spring. Sitting here at 60%, everything is still stable. So far, anyhow...
     
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    It's not 60% here today....LOL

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    Ye gods. Rained all night, still soggy outside. Up to 73% now.
     
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    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..
     
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    Initial glue-up of back bracing
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    Final glue-up. USER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_MSGR_PHOTO_FOR_UPLOAD_1561059482420.jpeg
     
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    20190620_151355.jpg USER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_MSGR_PHOTO_FOR_UPLOAD_1561045667257.jpeg 20190620_151413.jpg Got the center block cleaned up, glued in. Leveled both faces, cut out the top.
     
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    USER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_MSGR_PHOTO_FOR_UPLOAD_1561058008569.jpeg Needed a little extra weight to hold the center down..
     
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    Once the braces were radiused and set, I started fitting some of the components together, to make sure things fit.. not bad. USER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_MSGR_PHOTO_FOR_UPLOAD_1561070661010.jpeg USER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_MSGR_PHOTO_FOR_UPLOAD_1561120889811.jpeg 20190621_075136.jpg
     
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    Little by little, gaining on things. Funny how doing 3 of every step slows things down, but still saves time overall.

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    Woods are all dry, they should really pop when they get some finish on 'em.
     
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    20190623_144549.jpg 20190623_173237.jpg 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.
     
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    Went ahead and glued up the rest of the backs, sides, cleated the back seams.

    Little by little, gaining on these...
     

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    Truly,works or art in the making :cool:
     
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    20190705_085919.jpg 20190705_090119.jpg 20190705_090205.jpg Starting to clean up and rough shape some necks. Always a part I enjoy.
     
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    Love these acoustic builds. Rich you get a medal for the most orderly application and spacing of clamps - even that looks so clean!
     
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    Why are you not cnc-ing the neck carves?
     
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    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.
     
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    20190807_091310.jpg Rosette time.

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