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Cavalier
Posted 2016-05-28 12:53 PM (#525560 - in reply to #525311)
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BanjoJ - 2016-05-16 10:38 PM

Wow! Thanks Dan.

When I repaired the braces in my Folklore I made some test ones out of quarter-sawn. One with the grain running vertical and another horizontal and tested them for stiffness. The vertical were stiffer. But I was only using my fingers for the test, not any fancy test rig.


I agree with this, Gougeon wood testing shows vertical grain to be stiffer in stringers for boats etc.... and I found the same in multihull and instrument construction
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2016-05-28 1:40 PM (#525561 - in reply to #524970)
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As always, top notch work Dan.
I'm surprised Paul's not camping out on your couch.
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BanjoJ
Posted 2016-05-29 6:27 PM (#525569 - in reply to #525561)
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Jonmark Stone - 2016-05-29 6:40 AM

I'm surprised Paul's not camping out on your couch.


If it wasn't for that pesky Pacific Ocean I probably would be.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2016-05-30 1:56 AM (#525572 - in reply to #524970)
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Always something.

Dan's a craftsman. You don't rush things.....
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-05-30 9:57 AM (#525574 - in reply to #525572)
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Don't worry, Paul. I'm not rushing anything. I did get the sealer coat on the top and I'm ready to glue it to the bowl.

I had planned to do that job Friday night and route the channels for the binding and purfling on Saturday, but when I checked my supply of Hysol I found I didn't have enough to comfortably do the job. The last thing I'd want would be to run out of glue half way through applying the bead around the body. (yikes!)

So, I ordered some and it should be here tomorrow. I'll get the top glued down this week and with any luck get the channels routed and the binding/purfling glue down before next weekend so I can start the finish coats.

Pics to follow...
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-01 8:38 PM (#525659 - in reply to #524970)
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Well, the glue came in yesterday and I got the top and fretboard extensions glued to the bowl. When tapped, it's got a big ol' hollow voice.



I ground down the excess wood and I'm ready to route the binding/purfling channel. My old bits are probably getting a little dull, so to prevent any tearout I'm going to go buy some new ones.

BTW, Paul. Anytime you want to cruise by to check out the progress, strum a few chords or just shoot the breeze, you're more than welcome to come over. Just give me a call to let me know you're on your way. You're always welcome here.

Dan

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Love O Fair
Posted 2016-06-01 9:11 PM (#525662 - in reply to #524970)
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Dan, you amaze me.. to no end.. but I'm certainly not alone in that. As well, sometimes the plethora of nifty stuff you have laying around in the background is an interesting topic unto itself. Be glad that I don't live closer to you since I would probably always be wanting to come around to watch this all take place in real time. Always a treat to visit your posts.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2016-06-01 9:24 PM (#525664 - in reply to #524970)
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Can't do it before next week Dan, but I'll give a call and come by for a visit next week. Thanks for the offer.
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clrules
Posted 2016-06-04 6:20 PM (#525737 - in reply to #524970)
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You're getting pretty good at this!
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-04 6:46 PM (#525738 - in reply to #525737)
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clrules - 2016-06-04 4:20 PM

You're getting pretty good at this!


Thanks. Practice makes perfect. None of them have been perfect yet, but I'm still trying.
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-04 6:50 PM (#525739 - in reply to #524970)
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They've been keeping me pretty busy at work, so I didn't have as much time to work on the guitar as I would have liked. We were cut some slack this weekend, so I decided to make hay while the sun was shining today.

I routed the binding and purfling channel.



Carved out the ends next to the neck.

And, glued in the binding and purfling. I'll let them dry for a day, then peel the tape off tomorrow to see how they look.

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moody, p.i.
Posted 2016-06-05 12:34 AM (#525741 - in reply to #524970)
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Just got in from an overnight trip. Oh boy...
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arumako
Posted 2016-06-05 8:39 AM (#525745 - in reply to #524970)
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Wow Dan! She is looking really good! Did you use your Dremel to route the binding/purfling channels? Your work is immaculate as usual! Looking forward to following your progress to completion! Thanks for sharing!
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-05 11:40 AM (#525749 - in reply to #524970)
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Hi Ken,

Yes, I used the Dremel and 1/4" Dremel router bit and this Binding Router Guide I bought from Stewmac.

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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2016-06-05 2:57 PM (#525758 - in reply to #524970)
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Wow... There is a Dremel tool for everything.
Very nice.
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-05 3:05 PM (#525760 - in reply to #524970)
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Thanks, Art.

Oh yeah. I'd be lost without my Dremel.
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-05 3:07 PM (#525761 - in reply to #524970)
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I pulled the tape off and scraped down the binding and purfling.

I need to touch up some chipped edges of the bowl today. Then tomorrow, once that's dry I'll mask off the top and start applying the final finish.

Won't be long now, Paul.

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photodork
Posted 2016-06-09 1:44 AM (#525844 - in reply to #524970)
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what a fantastic thread, and that new top looks wonderful! thanks for sharing all the know-how and photos!
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-11 9:30 PM (#525886 - in reply to #524970)
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The finish on the top is sprayed, sanded and polished.

There are only two jobs left: gluing the bridge and rosette.

Do you have any plans for next weekend, Paul?





Edited by DanSavage 2016-06-11 9:32 PM
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Lonnie
Posted 2016-06-11 9:46 PM (#525887 - in reply to #524970)
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Looks great Dan! You are extremely patient.
What type of finish do you use on the top? Is is in a spray can, or do you use a gun?
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2016-06-11 9:46 PM (#525888 - in reply to #524970)
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Dan, will I be coming over and picking up the guitar? Wow!

Edited by moody, p.i. 2016-06-11 9:55 PM
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-12 7:19 AM (#525891 - in reply to #525888)
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Thanks, Lonnie. I used Minwax oil-based Polyurethane rattle can. You can see them in the background of the last pic.

Paul,
I should have the guitar done by then, so if you'd like to cruise by to pick it up, that would be fine.

Edited by DanSavage 2016-06-12 7:22 AM
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2016-06-12 5:05 PM (#525896 - in reply to #524970)
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Now I'm very excited!
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-06-12 8:24 PM (#525901 - in reply to #524970)
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Paul,
I know you prefer satin finish on the back of the neck. Would you like me to satinize the back of the neck before I give it back to you?

Bridge masking is cut away, and tape glue residue cleaned with naptha.



Masking applied in preparation for gluing the bridge.



Bridge glued and clamped. I'll pull the clamps tomorrow afternoon, then glue down the rosette.

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moody, p.i.
Posted 2016-06-13 3:27 AM (#525909 - in reply to #524970)
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No, my first preference is always gloss so the neck is good to go.

Edited by moody, p.i. 2016-06-13 3:31 AM
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