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Ljbarbeau last won the day on December 2 2012

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  1. I asked a friend of mine to make one for me in aluminum with a cnc. 24 in long 4 in wide. But she never has the time. Maybe for Christmas...
  2. Actually that wasn't yvon's first choice at all. I wanted something figured or would at least look different for the top. I Also like brown woods. He offered the usual: Sitka spruce, cedar,etc... But I Tought they all looked blend. From all the wood I suggested the only one he agreed would make a good top was koa. But he said it was too expensive (wood is included in the price of the course). He had that piece lying around and he Tought it might be ok. It is strangely soft for walnut, so it might turn ok. Its a risk I took. Lets hope for the best
  3. Using a follow up bit and a router, the back is cut to size. 27 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Better view: 28 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Sanding the front flat. 29 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Done: 30 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Applying 1 layer of sealer inside (top included) making sure to keep places Where there will be glue dry for now. 31 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Well this is where I'm at for now. It might seem to progress fast because I posted everything together, but in truth this as been going on for quite a while. almost a year... ofc he is closed
  4. Glue up for 3 bent braces made from red honduras mahogany. again using fish glue for stiffness… If someone wants it I can find the exact angle in my notes.. 22 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr glueing the finale braces. The 5 one under the bridge are made of purple heart. Everything else is made of red honduras mahogany. Once again, everything rounded for same reason. 23 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr The final brace is different. Its the main one in the middle of the guitar. It's called a mustache brace. All the other braces were straight but this one has a rounded bottom with abo
  5. Cut the rosette. glueing up 1 lining of padauk then ebony on each side using a very modern, expensive and custom made jig/tool. 16 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Results with a free shot of the ebony bridge. The bridge won't use pins but have string thru holes instead. 17 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Glueing ebony for the rosette: 18 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr 19 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Glueing the bridge. 2 pins are placed where there will eventually be bolts. 20 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Glueing spanish cedar behind the rosette to reinforce it. 21 by
  6. Room is made to accommodate the back braces. (That's my teacher in the back) 12 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr Glueing the back. I think the clamp police will let me slide... 13 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr After glue up. Also a better view of the rounding on the neck block. white braces in the back and sides are made of basswood. The 3 big ones on the back are made of Mahogany. Also rounded. 14 by Bleeding OZ, on Flickr My sig (LJB stands for Louis-Jacques Barbeau, my full name) with serial number: 2012 001 Also serve as holding all the wood together. 15 by Bleed
  7. Yvon hates Kerfed linings. He keeps saying how they are for cheap mass produced guitar and should not be used because they aren't strong enough and all the gaps in it absorbs the sound/vibrations. I personally don't have an opinion on it since its my first guitar, but his way wasn't that hard. So, if I had to do it again I'd probably do it the same, since it "might" help strength and sound. So I Glued 3 blocks of Mahogany wood where the side meets. To replace the lining I'm using 2 strips of basswood bent the same way I did the sides. But they are much easier to bend since they are so
  8. Well I’ve been postponing this for quite a while. I first showed up on the forum about a year ago wanting to build guitars. In the end I found a luthier willing to show me his trade. I wanted to build electric guitars but he only agreed to tech me if I accepted to do an acoustic first then move to electric guitars. The build is going slowly as the course included theory for the first 6 courses and the course is only 3hrs a week. But I finally got to a point where there’s actually something to show... Just in case someone is interested my my teacher's work; his name is Yvon Robert and he
  9. cancel the order from rockler? Do you have a link for those blades... Im interested. Dunno if I can get them in Canada tho.. -edit : Found 'em..
  10. So I just came back from Hawaii. While I was there though Id go look for some nice flame Koa but to no avail... But I did score some australian curly Red gum wood. I paid 70$ for a plank 12in x 80in x 1.5in. But somehow I doubt its red gum wood.. Does any1 know for sure what this lumber is? and either way would it make a suitable top for an electric guitar? (I red some bad things about the red gum but I couldn't find any1 who used it on guitar making..) here's a picture:
  11. Which Wood Would you recommend using the white one for?
  12. Just wondering, I have 1 gallon of titebond's white glue. I already glued my mahogany body blank with it. But now I'm starting to second guess myself. I know everybody here loves titebond's wood glue (yellow). Is the white stuff good enough? Should I change from now on and use only the yellow stuff? Even worst, should I redo my body blank with titebond 1?
  13. if those are really dunlops, you should buy them at stewmac they are half the price or are those different? StewMac
  14. Did you make the birds inlay or did you buy them? If you bought them where did you? If you made them did you find a template somewhere? Everything looks great btw
  15. An ax I made a few years ago. Do a search for it in the WIP section. found the thread, but none of the pictures still works... so its still a mystery...
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