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Congratulations to forum member Andyjr1515 on his Guitar Of The Month win for August!

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  1. 5 points
    In the bright sunlight. And with the first coat of Tru-Oil. SR
  2. 3 points
    Managed to get a quite decent photo of the glow effect on this one.
  3. 2 points
    You absolute savage! 'Master luthiers' everywhere will be pulling their hair out!
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    One more for good measure. This is the sister set that I pulled out this morning. Black and blue soaks followed by a pull in yellow. This is a much thinner billet so the soaked colors will likely be more drastic inside than the one above. Chris
  5. 2 points
    A few minutes in the shop late yesterday...routed the ledge, marked the angle and chiseled away most of the bulk, then refined some more with scrapers...I love scrapers! Last shot got both of my feet in it, so...showing one half of the wing 1-IMG_20170917_180550 by Goran P, on Flickr 2-IMG_20170917_180556 by Goran P, on Flickr 3-IMG_20170917_193458 by Goran P, on Flickr 4-IMG_20170917_194233 by Goran P, on Flickr 5-IMG_20170917_195819 by Goran P, on Flickr 6-IMG_20170917_202405 by Goran P, on Flickr 7-IMG_20170917_204851 by Goran P, on Flickr
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    It was interesting to see how much the zebra wood looked like sapele when its stripes were dyed over. Following the schedule I sanded the amber back with 400 and then went all the way through the micromesh grits. Every square inch of this face flips in changing light angles. SR
  7. 2 points
    Frame is now together and square.
  8. 2 points
    No pics, but I enjoyed some Elysian Space Dust this week. First time I've had it, very nice stuff!
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    Methinks you take great delight in being a half-step sideways of conventional Andy. And I'm familiar with that sentiment. SR
  11. 1 point
    I did that on Nina's SG. It's fine with the right prep work and checking frets for seating. I don't think there are many things I discourage in fretting, as long as one's choice of working is reasoned out.
  12. 1 point
    Would this be the wrong time to mention that I hammer in my frets instead of pressing them?
  13. 1 point
    I think my floaters are a result of all the acid in my youth.
  14. 1 point
    Thanks guys. Lost about 86 pounds so far, and really not trying to lose more at the moment. Still eating a keto diet, but with a beer here and there, and I've upped my daily calories a bit. Just been so busy and running around the weight is still falling off... Last night I had a local beer that I enjoy quite a bit when it's available. Straight to Ale's Stout at the Devil. It's an oatmeal stout infused with sea salt and caramel. Pretty tasty. And it has great can art:
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    Ah, don't you be dragging your weird swamp illnesses and passing them around the thread, old fart! Still, have a great week yourself....!
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    It does take a little longer to dry, but it's good for top coating. Goes on thin and self levels better.
  17. 1 point
    I'm enjoying seeing the S9 return to the In Progress section of the forum. I spy a foot shot in your last post, too.
  18. 1 point
    I haven't been on the site in a while. Its been very busy and we just put in an offer on this: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/412-Glen-Ridge-Dr_Lancaster_PA_17601_M41836-67958 My daughter personally showed me the wood shop. Also, my brother-in-law told me he had a lot of wood for me to take...no charge. I know there is cherry, mahogany, walnut...I think there is even some maple in there. I may start building again...
  19. 1 point
    Ok, just trial an error to setup the notch heights on the upright?
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    Damn man, you did indeed lose some weight...about a third grader's worth. Well done. SR
  23. 1 point
    I take some pretty awkward stances, trying to keep my feet out. SR
  24. 1 point
    hey @mattharris75- yeah- while the beer looks delicious and you say you dont have time- we all see you have time to use photoshop to remove half yourself. Nice try buddy. ps- that diet sucks- I cant get past the no beer part. I have cheated every weekend.
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    Awesome! Love how this little bastard turned out after dying.
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    It's been a crazy couple of weeks. We moved this weekend. Definitely in need of a beer after all had been said and done. We didn't have any glassware unpacked, so a tervis tumbler it was! My wife thought this was amusing, so she snapped a pic. The 'Best Mom Ever' enjoyed a bomber of Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot:
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    I got a lot done this weekend....like I said smaller instruments go faster. In my last build I worked out a dye and sandback schedule for my myrtle burl: sand to 400 dye, sandback with 220, dye again, sandback with 320 and dye a final time. Then continue sanding with 400 and go all the way through the micromesh grits. This weekend I put it to the test. Sand to 400. Dye with bordeaux and mahogany brown in alcohol. Wow right? Sanded back with 220. Dyed with amber, bordeaux and mahogany brown in a more dilute solution of alcohol. I can hear Carl now...uh oh... Sand back with 320. Dye with amber. SR
  32. 1 point
    Ive always blown my table off with the air compressor anytime there are chips or sawdust on it to prevent it from getting dented or marred.
  33. 1 point
    Given your relatively modest setup, your work shows a strict eye for cleanliness and keeping the workpiece from getting banged up, scarred, etc. Are you as obsessive as me in sweeping the workbench every minute with a brush? I can't stand working on dust and chips, yet a lot of people can't get past that stage and wonder why their work isn't clean and sharp-looking.
  34. 1 point
    The string tension for your nominal pitches over the 17" scale length seem quite low: That's nearly the same gauges for a typical 13-56 acoustic set (ignoring the wound 3rd string), and over a scale length of 25", that's barely half the tension: My gut feel is that you're not getting enough tension to get the string up to its optimum sweet spot for its intended pitch (look up String Inharmonicity), and the thicker plain 3rd is suffering the most due to its high mass and short scale length. I would have thought you'd have noticed other problems too, such as very poor intonation and extreme sensitivity to pitch variation when doing vibrato and bends. What gauges and materials does the tenor uke normally get string with? Could you go back to your previous PL-NW-NW-NW string configuration but substitute flatwounds for the three wound strings to avoid the string noise problems you were experiencing before?
  35. 1 point
    Once again right on with your diagnosis. New pot fixed it. If you were close I'd buy you a beer but Australia is a long way from Bakersfield, California. I'll have to settle for telling you thank you, sincerely thank you!
  36. 1 point
    +1 on that- (even though its big beer owned now)- I still enjoy that one from time to time. their split shot milk stout is pretty good too (sorta sweet though). and even though I am not a huge pumpkin ale fan- their great pumpkin ale isnt bad. better than most of the local stuff here in georgia thats for sure I foresee some earth shattering brews in your future. The Beer Gods have spoken to me.
  37. 1 point
    So that one I talk about above that I resawed after the initial soaks... to see how far color would penetrate... looks like this. The left side is what the "outside" looks like, the right side is what the inside bookmatched face looks like. Chris
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    Now I present to you . . . Fiddleback ebony. Made another mold patterned after flame/curly and decided that it would make an amazing fingerboard for the Wenge neck going onto the candy red 6A Quilted carbon fiber body. Then discovered that I can IMD the Red Burl Dichrolam directly in the resin casting, eliminating the inlay routing, but casting with a 9.5" radius is a bit tricky. The fret slots will be cut with .030" diamond blade (epoxying the frets). Nailed the interlaminar adhesion with some special polymer science tricks so well that it cuts on the T-saw without delaminating. Mills better with carbide router bits, of coarse. If I can pull all that fretboard work off, then THATS Wizardry. This guitar will melt faces just sitting on a stand.
  41. 1 point
    Alright, looking for some advice. I started radiusing the fretboard, and it looks like my fret slots did not go deep enough. I have a fretting saw but no mitre box. Do I just be careful and manually deepen the slots, or do I try to re-attach to the table saw setup... i'm thinking manual is less risky. Thoughts?