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    nice work Andy and great info share for everyone to learn from.
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    Thanks for the hashtags! Never thought about starting with a skeleton but now after seeing those it would be an obvious starting point You don't have the one I was thinking about, though: /-|- If you take a look a Crimson guitars, they often have the back slanted that way, on some models even the entire body like your uppermost hashtag. The reason they do it is that it both moves the balance point towards the neck a little and adds comfort to the strumming arm similarly to the forearm cut of a Strat. Like this, (sorry for ruining your drawing)
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    Thanks Bizman. Your really observant. That slight angle in one direction or another is a design element I read from books. Its all subjective but supposedly most people are drawn to subtle shapes in between acute and parabolic shapes. The body points of the horns and back define that "direction" feel. I typically always start my designs with something like the below image and choose one I'm going to start with. Otherwise I subconsciously corn hole myself with one. This design was really difficult for me to stick with because I tend to go for the angled ones. I think what you identified was that subconscious wanting to break out there. Thank you guys for your opinions. I'm settling on 1 or 2. You don't know how long I played with that little are your talking about, lol.
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    Taking another look at her, I just noticed that the very tip of the headstock is different in #2 than in # 1 and 1.5. To me the little notch in #1 is the most appealing detail. And yet, the more I look at them the more I start to see a funny caricature nose in each one! That will most likely change with colours, though. Plain lines can Another thing that caught my eye is that most elements in your design give me an impression of zooming or vaulting towards something in front of the headstock - the inlay has a wave rolling that direction, the headstock and horn feature an arc like the leap of an attacking feline and even your signature logo is speedy. The bottom of the body seems like holding the leap back. Have you ever thought about slanting the bottom, either because of ergonomics or just looks? All that said, I very much like the tranquil feeling the symmetry creates at the bottom. Slanting would require redesigning even the placing of the string ferrules. Designing a good looking guitar is a very delicate art, thank you for feeding our imagination with your ideas!
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    finding it difficult to get good pics of this... my wife says I'm not very good at taking pics (sad face). chin up... here's a shot of the binding up close and some others. need to get my office in order to work on a video. this guitar very much turned out 'texas sounding'.
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    my observations... it's hard to concentrate with your accent (hehe, I do realize I have the accent). You are a very calm person on video! just my two cents... but in general my fav build videos on youtube are all time lapse or otherwise edited to show fast progress. I find it difficult to follow along in real time... just don't have patience (I don't know if I'm alone in this but these are MY thoughts). I watch this guy a lot: no idea what the kids these days like but this guy has 400k views. If I were trying to do this... think I'd setup multiple cams as it's hard to have one that will 'follow along' with the action unless you pay someone to operate the cam. just 2 cents
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    I used the cut-out middle of the rosette as the template for drilling the two holes in the top: Then being careful to allow for the cutter width, cut the outer and inner edges of the rosette channel: Next, I routed out the bit in the middle, and then went a bit mad with the purfling channels! The Swift is just a paper template. I will inlay one there and then scrape/sand everything flush. And then I can start adding the braces to the top
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    For the last dreadnought I did, I did an offset rosette which I wanted to try again. This was the last one: This time, I took a note of the measurements! You never know - there maybe a next time! I'd got three plates I could use, so cut out the shape and tried them to see which figuring worked best: Then out with the Dremel. This is about the only job I do with this accessory but by golly it's useful! Then it's a case of measuring correctly and remembering which hole you are supposed to be pivoting around! With luck, you end up with this: Which gives me the rosette. Of course - I've got to rout the same shape in the expensive top wood next...hmmm and that needs to be accurate!
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    What about the knobs?! We've finally settled on the positions - there... So I made templates for the cavity and cover... and then made the cover... That is the end of Monday classes until mid-September. Hopefully I'll be able to get some more done over the summer, if Mrs Norris allows me some time off the camper van engine rebuild
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    I made a load more sawdust tonight. Using my favourite 'D' shaped piece of molding wrapped in 40 grit bonded paper... I refined the heel a bit... and the headstock transition/mini volute... Then I set about the neck with my 120 grit sanding block That's pretty much the '58 spec I've got. It's still quite chunky, so I'll let the future owner have a bit of a feel before taking any more off
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    day 6 and 7!!! fretboard sloting table jig,
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