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Acoustic Guitar #5: Some initial assembly. Head and tail blocks

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Blog entry by YorkshireStewart posted 696 days ago 3467 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: The neck Part 5 of Acoustic Guitar series Part 6: Fitting the neck; gluing on the soundboard »

..so that’s what the kerfing strips do!

Ah yes, a bit of old mantle piece; that’ll do for the two blocks…

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems



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alanealane

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#1 posted 696 days ago

Magnificent work! It’s inspiring.

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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schnable

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#2 posted 696 days ago

Fabulous. How did you arrive at the spacing for the ribs? Is there a book or pattern you are following?

Andrew

-- Andrew

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 696 days ago

YES!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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ruddy

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#4 posted 696 days ago

Thank you Stewart…..a great blog.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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SPalm

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#5 posted 696 days ago

Double sweet.
I love it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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shipwright

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#6 posted 696 days ago

Really nice job Stewart.
Musical instruments are the pinnacle of woodworking achievement in my mind.
I’ll be watching and waiting for the final reveal.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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fernandoindia

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#7 posted 696 days ago

Stewart, terrific and well documented blog. Cool

-- Back home. Fernando

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Karson

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#8 posted 696 days ago

Great story going on here.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Boxguy

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#9 posted 695 days ago

Stewart, I know you have a wooden hinge planned in this project somewhere. It is hard to believe you have joined the luthier church after all these years.

I eagerly await the next installment. Only 23 pinch clamps? Surely there are more lurking around the shop somewhere. Is it washing day?

This is great fun and I have enjoyed seeing all the steps. Thanks again for taking us along.

-- Big Al in IN

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YorkshireStewart

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#10 posted 695 days ago

Thanks all!

Schnable – I’m complicating life by following four different books! Basically it’s a Martin model OM in shape and style. The books are ‘Guitarmaking tradition and technology’ by Cumpiano; ‘Build your own acoustic guitar’ by Kinkead; ‘Step by step guitar making’ by Willis and ‘A Guitar Maker’s Manual’ by Williams.

It’s interesting that, no matter which facet of the build you look at, there are mostly two and often four different ways of approaching it. I suppose I’m majoring on Kinkead’s methods but with a sprinkling of the others where I favour them.

Big Al Boxguy – At 40 cents a dozen for pegs I can’t be throwing money away!! As for a wooden hinge Mmmm you’ve got me thinking!

alanealane – Considering your specialism, I’m honoured by your comment!

Shipwright – ...but ships take a lot of beating!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 694 days ago

I’m enjoying the blog Stewart, thanks for sharing.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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ShaneA

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#12 posted 694 days ago

Whoa, this one looks fancy and complicated all at once. Look forward to see it all come together.

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