The top is ordered, need to save and order some bracing wood, I've got some mahogany for the bridge plate (would have liked to do maple but can't find a piece suitable for a ladder braced top, and I'm saving my only piece of brazilian rosewood for a mandolin fretboard) and the top lining is almost all in, it was a bit short so need to make some more.
it's getting close to decision time, that being, do I go with the original plan of a dovetail neck join, or do I go the easy was and make it a bolt on, not sure
A few bad photo's from my awful phone, I've just moved back into my shed after living in the sticks for a while and starting the build in my old flat, so things are still getting sorted, it's organised chaos though, I promise!
Been working on thinning the top down, which makes me really wish I had a thickness sander!
The back seams are cleated
The brace wood is ordered, I'm just waiting for it to arrive, the mahogany bridge plate is shaped ready to be glued, probably after the braces
Almost had a mishap with the neck, that being I forgot to calculate the width of the nut in, so almost ended up with a neck too short to accomodate a dovetail, I did a bit of head scratching and I'm able to get around it just fine
The fretboard and bridge are going to be Iroko, the main reason being I had a piece the perfect size to get a fretboard out of, and even better, it was free!
Finished the brace carving today, there's a nice low open thud when the top is tapped, so I've high hopes for this when it's complete!
I also learned the most important thing of all... I NEED MORE CLAMPS
While I'm on here, is anyone able to help me with a tailpiece?, I'm having a nightmare tracking down an appropriate 12 string tailpiece, I'm after a resonator type, not a trapeze, does anyone happen to have one in their parts box?
Only had a couple hours free today but managed to head to the workshop early to do a bit of work.
Got it all unclamped and the top trimmed to the body, also started setting the neck angle ready to cut the dovetail, because this is a tailpiece guitar I'm going to overset the neck to get a bit extra height at the saddle
need to go looking for a suitable truss rod, tuners and tailpiece, truss rod will be easy, I think I'll be leaning towards a soundhole adjustable truss rod, one adjustable at the headstock may leave not much material if I go with a slotted headstock, for tuners I just need to bite the bullet for some stewmac tuners, they look brilliant though are quite expensive, it seems to be either that or cheap ugly Chinese ones, theres more options with a solid headstock but a slotted one looks so much cooler For the Tailpiece I've been coming up blank, so if I can track down a suitable sheet of brass, I've got a design in mind for a tailpiece and a friend who can plate it for me which might become a fun side project.
There's no rosette yet, the plan is a simple rosette on the inside of the soundhole, I like the simple look
the neck is close, slight adjustment should bring it home, everything hardware related is ordered, I've gone with an adjustable truss rod, I've widened the headstock so there should be enough material to not cause a problem
walkingdecay: The smell of wet dog is not nice. You'd think they would do something about that.
Jun 12, 2019 15:15:18 GMT
walkingdecay: Martin: Limited time free trial of Fallout 76 on a the moment. Having tried it I think it's not bad, certainly not the disaster it was claimed to be during the press feeding frenzy. Apparently the next patch is introducing NPCs too.
Jun 12, 2019 15:19:16 GMT
walkingdecay: Teehee! Wet dog combined with essence of cat. I know someone who wears that fragrance.
Jun 13, 2019 7:52:41 GMT
martinrowe: Rolling Thunder Revue is on Netflix - Lots of live Desire and Blood on the Tracks
Jun 13, 2019 14:52:34 GMT
Martin: Need to watch that! Cheers, Martin
Jun 15, 2019 11:21:03 GMT
Martin: walkingdecay sorry just noticed our Fallout 76 shout out - if there are NPCs and proper quests, I may well invest...
Jun 15, 2019 11:22:24 GMT
walkingdecay: At the moment it's still a Mission Impossible type thing driven by found tapes, but it's completely soloable. I did about five hours without a word to or help from anyone.
Jun 16, 2019 9:24:04 GMT
Onechordtrick: Half way through Rolling Thunder and listening to “a Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall”. Could almost be the prototype for punk.
Jun 19, 2019 20:53:51 GMT
walkingdecay: I'm almost sorry I cancelled Netflix. I'll have to get the Blu ray.
Jun 20, 2019 13:39:32 GMT
walkingdecay: A teacher I knew had a tumbleweed sent from America in a big cardboard box. I wanted to release it into the wild.
Jul 6, 2019 12:53:41 GMT
walkingdecay: Everybody's gone to see Streisand.
Jul 7, 2019 17:28:59 GMT
walkingdecay: But they're back now. Kristofferson's appearance was a tragic error of judgement, it seems. The man was far too ill to be put under such stress.
Jul 9, 2019 10:45:11 GMT
curmudgeon: Did Blind Willie McTell really have a blind ... oh never mind.
Jul 19, 2019 10:41:41 GMT
ocarolan: Blind Willie is a very sad affliction, but not, so I have been told, quite as painful as Moby Dick.
Jul 19, 2019 18:06:24 GMT
martinrowe: Conspiracy theorist dies, goes to heaven,,stands before God, and says "Just one thing, did the USA, Great Britain, and Israel really cause 9/11?. God says, "No, it really was Al-Khaida". Conspiracy theorist says "phew, this goes higher than I thought.
Jul 20, 2019 10:43:59 GMT