Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'black limba'

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Figured Black Limba running through the planer - shop tour wood processing

02-10-2019 12:41 AM by Steve | 3 comments »

View on YouTube I took a short video clip of a new run of 8/4 African Black Limba running though “Old Ironsides” (my nickname for the vintage Newman Whitney industrial planer in the clip – it’s a behemoth but a workhorse). Bringing in Black Limba is a roll of the dice because there is “no standard for ””Black” or “White color”. In other words, if bad colors show up, there’s often little recourse because it’s subjecti...

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Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #6: Glue Up

09-23-2015 11:12 PM by Dave G | 0 comments »

I drilled and chopped out the wire passages for the pickups then glued the beast to the neck with Titebond III.Wire routes. It will weigh about 7#.I should be able to trim some weight as I shape it. Before gluing I cutout the body at the bandsaw with a 1/4” blade. I used the scrap as caul and I also had to put some tape on the top of the body to level it with the neck. The glue-up was done face down on a board and tapped into into alignment against the board while tightening th...

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Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #5: Bookmatched Body Blanks and Fret Marks

09-07-2015 11:24 PM by Dave G | 0 comments »

I took two pieces of Black Limba and resawed them to make bookmatched body halves. I glued the back sides and ended up with two different books to choose from. I picked my favorite. Below you can see the intended result. The pieces of paper illustrate what I’ll cut out of each blank. I also put little plastic fret markers into the binding/ebony edge on top only. No fretboard dots. I learned that ABS does not like heating by the drill bit! Use slow speed only and be quick ...

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Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #2: Add Carbon Stiffeners to the Neck

09-01-2015 08:51 PM by Dave G | 0 comments »

The plans I found recommend stiffening the travel guitar’s neck with carbon fiber. This makes sense because it lightens the neck slightly by substituting carbon for maple and because the travel guitar will want to have as thin a neck as possible without being weakened. This guitar will also use heavy jazz strings so some added stiffening will help the truss rod. Stewart MacDonald carries these. The plans suggested 3/16×1/4×18. I decided to orient the rod with long ...

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