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One More Guitar #1: Taking Inventory

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 10-02-2020 08:30 PM 585 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of One More Guitar series Part 2: Prepping and gluing up the top, and a bit of nostalgia »

Long, long ago I used to make guitars. Forty years later I’m thinking, can I still to it? I break out the stuff I put into storage in my early twenties and see what I still have to work with getting ready for a winter pandemic, “one more guitar”, build.
This video is the story of how I got here and my ‘guitar stuff’ from the late 70’s getting ready to build One More Guitar. Wish me luck. It’s been a long time.
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-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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#1 posted 10-02-2020 10:14 PM

Good luck!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 10-03-2020 01:10 AM

Sounds interesting.
Save me a seat please!!!

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#3 posted 10-03-2020 11:54 AM

Yes good luck

-- Petey

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#4 posted 10-03-2020 12:00 PM



Yes good luck

- Peteybadboy

Ya, some luck will be needed for sure. It’s been a long, long time. The process will not be like the stuff they show now on youtube. Those methods are for people who do this a lot or for a living. For a one-off thing it is possible to be much simpler. The new stuff I see is very cool though. I’m just not tooling up like that. A guitar is just one thing I make and making one every 40 yrs is definitely spacing it out right?
I used to have a notebook full of diagrams and measurements that I made while in school. I’ve lost it over the years. Wish I had it again. Oh well…..

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 10-03-2020 02:15 PM

i just popped a huge bowl of corn waiting for the next video :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 10-04-2020 10:57 PM

Great vid and great stories! Thanks for sharing.

Curious why you don’t think it’s worth finishing the old builds?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 10-04-2020 11:35 PM

Some


Great vid and great stories! Thanks for sharing.

Curious why you don’t think it’s worth finishing the old builds?

- PurpLev

Thnx. Somehow the old wood is stained from years of storage. Tops and sides are 1/8” or less in thickness. Sanding them down to get the stains out wouldn’t be practical. Some of the wood is also dinged… can’t sand that our either so going to all the work of finishing them for less than desirable results isn’t worth it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 10-05-2020 12:42 AM

Move over Tony I want some of that pop corn, and after that a big bowl a cereal.

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