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The Rough Lumber Chronicles- Exotics: An Odyssey of a Village Boy River Walker #2: WOOD GLOAT- CREAMY, FIDDLEBACK-CURLY, SWIRLY, MARBLED GABON EBONY GOODNESS....

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Blog entry by VillageBoy posted 03-30-2014 09:54 PM 1001 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Solid Ebony Table- For His Majesty The King Part 2 of The Rough Lumber Chronicles- Exotics: An Odyssey of a Village Boy River Walker series Part 3: Natural Edge Gabon Ebony Console.... Two Slabs and a 3" x 4" »

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

Village Boy~



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#1 posted 03-31-2014 02:32 AM

Beautiful wood! Thanks for making me envious!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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