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Project by Obi posted 06-01-2007 08:19 AM 2542 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1 reason why i had to hurry and enter the Thorsen Side table challenge is because I was working on this project instead. A friend called me and asked if I could make a jig that would hold a guitar why it was being worked on. He did the fret work (scalloping) and then it was time to refinish. Here are before and after pics.





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#1 posted 06-01-2007 02:34 PM

It turned out great Obi. Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-01-2007 03:22 PM

Great job, Obi. Looking at the before photo, I would have classified that thing as firewood.

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

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#3 posted 06-01-2007 03:24 PM

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#4 posted 06-01-2007 03:35 PM

Great Job Obi: Did you the restoration or the jig to hold the Guitar?

-- 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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mot

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#5 posted 06-01-2007 03:47 PM

Nice! I have a guitar that needs work. I have the skills to build the jig, not the fretwork. I’ll have to send it away. Nice job, obi!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 06-01-2007 03:54 PM

Karson, I did both…except the fretwork

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#7 posted 06-01-2007 11:15 PM

Thanks Obi. It looks great.

-- 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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#8 posted 06-02-2007 04:47 AM

Nice work. I’m curious – why did he scallop the fretboard on an acoustic? I’ve seen it done on electrics to improve speed (a la Yingwe Malmsteen), but I’ve never seen it on an acoustic before.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 06-02-2007 05:26 AM

Maybe he’s going to convert it to an electric, and rock out with his bad self!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#10 posted 06-02-2007 08:05 AM

He scalloped the fretboard because he likes them that way. And since it was his first scalloping, he wanted to practice on a Custom P.O.S.

His next one is the Ibanez that we rebuilt

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#11 posted 06-02-2007 11:51 AM

Great refinishing job Obi!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 06-02-2007 01:12 PM

Nice job, Obi

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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#13 posted 06-02-2007 05:17 PM

Well done Obi. I guess the guitar shop is on a roll now!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#14 posted 06-04-2007 09:45 PM

well done!!! Congrats :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 06-05-2007 01:59 AM

We’ve created a Monster. After the fretwork, we decided to replace the face with a 3/16th inch piece of solid Mahogany… pictures to follow.

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