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Heel Block Lamination
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Ronzito

Total Topics: 2
Total Posts: 6
Hey All, newbie here and glad to have this place to ask my question:
I've resumed work on a flamenco guitar kit I bought almost 30 years ago, and find that I need 3/8" more in heel block thickness than the billet-wood gives. Thinking of adding 1/8" rosewood layers between the 3 mahogany pieces both for function and appearance. Any problem with this, specifically, will the difference in hardness/density in the woods make for difficulty with carving? Thanks for any help!

Jan 14, 10 | 8:05 am
Freeman

Total Topics: 27
Total Posts: 668
Laminated necks are done all the time and tend to be very lovely. Are you doing a Spanish heel?

Jan 14, 10 | 10:26 am
Ronzito

Total Topics: 2
Total Posts: 6
Thanks for your support, and yes, it's a Spanish heel.

Jan 14, 10 | 12:32 pm
Freeman

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Total Posts: 668
I might not have totally understood your question - are you laminating lengthwise which will add a backstripe down the neck, ala Hoffman

http://www.hoffmanguitars.com/OO-4.jpg

or are you adding to the stack height of the heel itself? I see the backstripe a lot and think it can be very nice, but I haven't seen different woods laminated in the stack. Why can't you just buy some more mahogany and keep the color and grain looking the same (I happen to have a few pieces of scrap neck blank wood if that would help).

I would guess that you will do the rough shaping with a band saw, then the final work with chisels and maybe a spoke shave. You'll feel the transition from the softer mahogany to the rose (and probably the glue line too) but as long as your tools are scary sharp and you make the cuts at a slight angle to the transition I would think that it would be fine.

I've only built one classical but I rather enjoyed the Spanish heel and working on a solera. Share some pictures here as you progress.

Jan 14, 10 | 2:05 pm
Ronzito

Total Topics: 2
Total Posts: 6
Freeman, I'm adding to the stack height of the heel itself. Many thanks for your offer--I have enough mahogany to do it that way if I want. I just thought that doing with the RW layers would be a nice and symmetrical touch, if not too difficult.

Jan 14, 10 | 2:53 pm
Ken Hundley

Total Topics: 40
Total Posts: 2169
Definitely something you can do....



I got this idea from someone else here on the forum, and will definitely do it again some time.

www.nocturnalguitars.com

Jan 14, 10 | 10:48 pm



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