What's on your workbench today?

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  1. guitarbuilder

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    They are a fun guitar to have by the couch. I have always liked the shape and the fact that they use narrower plates means I can resaw my own back and side sets when I feel like it.

    The parlor kit is almost done. It's a walnut back and side set. I X-Carved a quartersawn walnut 12" radius fretboard, walnut pyramid bridge, mahogany lining ( I used a 1/16" bit) and mahogany back brace wood, mortise and tenon block. Finally a spruce top with spruce bracing. I am working on a rosette for it and then may start a form or bending jig.


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  2. cleanheadsteve

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    i used a standard plug cutter for some fretboard dots and they came out too big. (i dont know what stardard size means though). and since then i've noticed i can buy plug cutters at home depot and i think even harbor freight in a pack that includes various sizes. gotta buy some

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  3. mefgames

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    I got it from some electronics that had been shipped to me. They were large foam corners that I cut and pieced together using spray adhesive and expandable foam to fill in the voids. Actually, I think that's what it might just be because the pieces I cut were wrapped in a silver plastic bag, and were in each corner. I'm also using 1/2" and 1" foam sheets from my local creators foam shop.
     
  4. Moodivarius

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    Got the dots in.

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    Now to radius the fingerboard.
     
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    While cutting some architectural reproduction elements on the CNC for a client, I finally got to work on the micromesh for body number two...so far, I'm pleased with how things are headed. This photo was early on, but I'm about half-way there.

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  6. crazydave911

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    The reason I went with French curves at first was practical. My bender then was a 3" pipe with a propane torch.I could do gentle or tight big curves but no small waist curves. After a couple I really liked it and nobody else did it so that was enough for me lol
     
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  7. Moodivarius

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    Radius in progress.

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    Started with 60gt, 100gt, 150gt, 220gt. Might take it up to 400gt or 600gt.

    My son doing most of the grunt work. It's his guitar.
     
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    All done. Fret slot next.

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    A little whipe with Naptha to show off the grain.


    5 coats of nitro over the Amazon Green Metalic Dupli-Color

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    Laid some parts out to see how it'll look.
     
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    That color looks like a minivan I used to have. Dupli-Color Perfect Match for Ford?
     
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    your dots look great. what size are they? 1/4"? here is what my "way too big" dots looked like[​IMG]

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    never mind. i see where you say 1/4". thanks

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    Marty,my rosette back in the day and OO model

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    Just found my last in storage,western red cedar top, walnut back and sides,curly maple fretboard and tiger maple binding,Douglas fir neck

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    Sigh,the days of innocence LMAO :lol:

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    Bent this chassis for SE 50C5 build based on Harmony H400A, Silvertone 1448, Alamo Capri, and the plethora of other cheap knockoffs from the '60's

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    IEC AC receptacle has a built-in fuse holder. Wish I had a punch to make the square hole!

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    Yep, that's beech.
    Made a bass neck out of it recently:
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    Sorry Marty I should explain,I used in the old days the original Martin nomenclature.To me that was always an OO (my largest model).It actually was the original Auditorium for Martin. I only built one OM total for myself/my son.The following are the remains of my final parlor

    I never had anything but 3/4 stock so was always a stacked heel and my scarfed peghead design.Very similar to what seagull used later only I never rounded the tip,always left square

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    My preferred binding material of choice, curly maple at the bottom and flame maple along the top.Also occasionally walnut and rosewood depending on the sides

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    The back,in this case white oak and walnut,multi piece backs were the norm for me

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    And finally the sitka spruce top.I got the wood from a guy doing old airplane restorations.Beautiful stuff,make you cry but nothing over 4" wide,so again,a multipiece top.If you can tell LMAO

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    The sides have been missing some years or I may have finished it.Also have the remains (even less) of an auditorium (my OO)

    Thanks for the memories Marty :D
     
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    Do I spy a double x brace there.....???:)
     
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    Why yes Marty, you do lol.Many years before the popular trend. Also did some OO the current Taylor A brace they patented (buhaha)
     
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    a few bodies on the bench today...

    shellac drying on a DF body and I got this Hoop Pine/silky oak body out for a few mm's shaved off the thickness, a small divot epoxied and a quick sand up..

    I glued up the HP body about 5 years ago.. the glue should be dry and the wood acclimatised by now..:rolleyes:...

    no pocket routs yet, so they can be either a righty or a lefty at this stage...

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    Fret slots cut last night.
    Got the Bare Knuckel pickups mounted this evening. Had to mod the pick guard & cut for the middle P90.

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    He is running a 5 way switch & a push/pull to bring the neck pickup in when wanted. Gilmour Mod.
     
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