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  1. Thanks Carl! Been up to my neck in carbon fiber work lately so not much chance to get on here, but is interesting timing. Chris and I follow eah other on Instagram, so its kinda cool to meet up here and see what he's been working on. Since most of my customers buying my CF are knifemakers, I run into a ton of guys stabilizing wood for knife scales, so its pretty common, but I never got into it, so my knowledge is quite basic. But sometimes the basic is what we miss. What I mean, is that few understand heat flow in thick substances - I am still learning, but in my job of heating glas
  2. That is definitely some nice looking fretboard stock. Scott's analysis of the fracture of paperstone is right on, because its basically MDF with more resin content, and higher pressure baking, and with the short fibers, will flake the same as MDF. Rocklite and my CF fingerboards are long fiber composites, so thats a plus. Shipping one of my figured CF fingerboards to Martin next week. Likely too pricey, but hey, its a start, and maybe they will order enough volume to get lower price so everyone can use it.
  3. You appear to be having fun, and this stage is definitely fun. Personally, I would round your body by hand, and round more at the top horn to remove the router dig. Utilize the dig as a design challenge. Next time you take a router to the top, like if you decided to use a larger radius roundover, cut scrap wood to fit around the guitar horns flush with the body face so that the router has solid support and doesn't drop over the end of the horn to dig further.
  4. When I have more time (June?) I plan to mount the guitar onto a motorized display turntable (via the bolt plate) and shoot the guitar with my 1000 watt stage spotlight and some other fill spots. In the meantime, I forgot that I have this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBJjwvfYpKQ
  5. The basic color is the charcoal gray that is Carbon Fiber. I color it with candy tints. Easily colored with any color of candy tint in the topcoat. Here below is the text from my NAMM banner to explain more. Will be spraying blue and green candy samples tomorrow.
  6. Dude - your face book page is awesome! great setups, multiscale guitars and handmade nuts with great macro photography to drool for.
  7. Cool! Finally got the last touches, and finally got studio shots before going to NAMM. And its going on stage tonight.
  8. Planning new molds (moulds for you Euro - trash) for tighter curls with more authentic duplication of Flame figure. Once I get real good at this, I will be attempting Block Mottle and Angelstep. Then there's Bee's Wing Mottle, Ribbon Stripe, Pomelle, Burl, etc etc etc. Meanwhile, I am making as many examples as possible of what you can do with this bulletproof, tiger-eye from heaven that polishes like nothing you ever worked with. Like this acoustic bridge for example.
  9. Wow - been a long time. You'd be proud of me, Carl, ramping up production of my solid figured CF, and developing machining specs for it like you asked above. Way more potential than the epoxy filled version. Knife makers are gobbling it all up for handles, but found that market after applying for a booth at NAMM in a couple weeks, so getting my CF guitar done (setting up now) just in time to exhibit. I am making thick panels in the solid CF, for machining nuts, full acoustic bridges, and even full guitar faces in the new "Micro Quilt" pattern (panel below is 14 x 23"). The resonance is in
  10. I wish you were easier to ship to, as I could send a sample for you to hear the ring and feel the slickness of the solid CF after diamond polishing. When you drop it, it sounds like a cross between aluminum and ebony - serious resonance, but at 3mm thick, not really gonna make a difference. When I use the best silicon carbide abrasives (used for glass) to sand it, the discs get dull within seconds, so I used diamond for smoothing and polishing after carbide milling (I sharpen my own carbide - thank god - need to sharpen my carbide a lot with this stuff), if that gives you any idea of abrasio
  11. Ditto what everyone else said - outstanding work, insane attention to detail. My favorite part is the serrated edges of the leaf inlays.
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