So I am digging through my small arsenal of rough slabs searching for something marbled and lo & behold…. a diamond in the rough.
The board has a twisting “S” crack running bout 48” or so through the length of the board. It is alway so hard for me to cut shorter pieces out of a long slab, but cases like this make it the choice much easier.
Have a look and tell me what you guys think.
Chopped off 25” section to see if I could make a nice guitar blank block for multiple sets or maybe one solid electric body blank?
Palm sanded to 800 grit for fun and curiosity.
Next, I ripped the side of the blank right at the start of curvey “S” crack, and hit the jointer on the side that was still rough, then resawed (10 1/4” wide) the angled top cut of the board, and planed the rough cut smoooth so i have a “perfectly” squared guitar body/bookmatch set blank left over.
You can really see the fiddleback curl in these pic.
Sanded to 1000 grit….for fun and curiosity.
Had my fun, now time to resaw into 3/16” book matched pieces.
To be continued shortly…
The Pursuit of Wicked Gorgeous Lumber, A Noble Undertaking