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Ladder for Towels? #6: Assembly, and a PIP

04-22-2021 03:41 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Cleaned things up a bit….cut a few wedges of Rosewood… Plan being….Work my way along one side of this ladder….adding one tread at a time….glued and wedged.. Some taking more than one wedge… Some getting a second wedge….I was going to then work along the other side… Since this side was done…had to wait a bit…had a repair going on… So…once this was done….I could then glue up the second side….after...

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Small Projects #41: Crosses -- More Easter Gifts -- Rosewood, Zebrawood, Cherry, Yellowheart, Purpleheart

03-08-2021 03:09 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This was an Easter gift for a nice little old Italian widow I know. It came out so well I had to make another one for SWMBO. Then another for a neighbor and another … six so far! Rosewood and zebrawood The “standard” proportions are that the cross bar is half the height, centered 1/4 of the way down. The material was ripped to 1-1/2”, resawn on the TS to 3/4” thick and then cut to length, 15” and 7-1/2”. This used over 22-3/4” of a 24&#...

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One More Guitar #14: Sanding and Applying the Finish

12-10-2020 10:46 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

Yup, part 14… geesh when will it end? One more episode after this though, fretting, setting up and playing the thing. Anyway, this entry shows the very involved sanding and wood preparation process and making of the oil based finish for the thing. Lots of ways to do this. Some a lot better. This is just one of the possibilities. The video below shows this process. “

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One More Guitar #13: making and attaching the bridge to the soundboard

11-17-2020 06:08 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

The bridge is formed and the peg holes and saddle slot are made. Then it is properly aligned and glued to the soundboard.

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One More Guitar #11: Adding the binding and purfling

11-12-2020 10:34 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 0 comments »

After the sound board and back are in place, binding is added to the edges to finish them. Also purfling (the stripes) are added at the same time. In this video the edges are routed with a palm router and the bindings are heat formed and glued in place..

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One More Guitar #10: Attaching the back and cutting the fret slots

11-04-2020 12:45 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 0 comments »

The sound box is now enclosed, the neck needs finalizing, and the fret slots will be cut on the ebony fretboard. This short video shows that process. I’m making a guitar after a 44 year hiatus. The last one I made in my early 20’s.

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One More Guitar #9: Gluing on the soundboard and prepping the back.

11-01-2020 03:34 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

The braced soundboard is mounted onto the guitar sides in this video. The back is also prepped with braces, getting ready to enclose the sound chamber. The video is here or click the following window.

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One More Guitar #7: Bracing the soundboard

10-25-2020 09:42 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

All pieces of the X bracing for the soundboard are made and glued in place. Then, the braces are preliminarily carved down to rough shape.This is one more guitar after a 41 year hiatus from making them. The last one made when I was 24 years old. It uses materials purchased at that time and tools and jigs of that era. See the video here

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One More Guitar #6: Bending the sides

10-22-2020 07:56 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

The past couple of days I managed to bend the sides and fit them to the mold. The end blocks were made and the kerf put in the top side. I’m making ‘one more guitar’ after a 40 year hiatus. Last one I made was in the late 70’s. A pandemic project! A short video shows the process. This is part 6..

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One More Guitar #4: Prepping the top, back, and rosette

10-11-2020 11:21 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

The past couple of days I prepared the top, and back and began making the soundhole rosette. Making a guitar is sort of like building a machine. But in this case you don’t buy the parts and assemble them. You make the parts first, then when all the pieces are made you can assemble them. I’m at the point where a number of parts are in the process of being made together on a rotating basis. You can see the short video here or click the graphic below.

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