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My first lap steel guitar

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 04-13-2015 08:09 PM 1111 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s quite some time since I posted a project. I’ve been well involved for several years in the running (voluntarily) of the local museum, but new management brooms were sweeping too deeply so I came away from the pressure. I realise again, the immense pleasure of making sawdust!

I’ve long had a fancy to make a lap steel guitar. The design is a copy of a Moog model

Here is the story of its making.

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





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SPalm

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#1 posted 04-13-2015 08:27 PM

Your fancy made a fancy.
Nice looking guitar, nice blog too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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YorkshireStewart

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 09:09 PM

Thanks Steve!

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 04-14-2015 01:20 AM

That is a very Beautiful guitar, Yorky!

You did a GREAT job on it!

Just SUPER!

-- 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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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 04-14-2015 02:06 PM

Great to hear from you, Stewart. Really nice looking guitar!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 04-14-2015 02:56 PM

New fields to conquer! Looks good, Stewart. Do you play?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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bassman65

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#6 posted 04-15-2015 09:10 PM

that is beautiful. I hope that you play it also.

-- Bassman65

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Roger

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#7 posted 04-17-2015 06:03 PM

Fine fine fine!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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YorkshireStewart

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#8 posted 05-18-2015 01:17 PM

Getting a tune out of it, for me, is much much harder that making sawdust. However, I hauled it 100 miles for a friend to test it out for me & he gave it the thumbs-up.

Here's a short clip.

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

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