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Project by Obi posted 2513 days ago 2361 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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WayneC

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#1 posted 2513 days ago

It turned out great Obi. Very nice.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2513 days ago

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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David

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Karson

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#4 posted 2513 days ago

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 2513 days ago

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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Obi

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#6 posted 2513 days ago

Karson, I did both…except the fretwork

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Karson

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#7 posted 2512 days ago

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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TheGravedigger

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#8 posted 2512 days ago

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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scottb

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#9 posted 2512 days ago

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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Obi

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#10 posted 2512 days ago

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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2512 days ago

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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Sawhorse

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#12 posted 2512 days ago

Nice job, Obi

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

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Bill

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#13 posted 2511 days ago

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

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

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 2509 days ago

well done!!! Congrats :D

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

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Obi

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#15 posted 2509 days ago

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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