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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:08 am 
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Stunning.


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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:29 pm 
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1) Now for the back. I cut a strip off of each side before I bent them and am using them for the back binding. Here I am taping them on the body to set the shape

2) Forgot to take a picture, but installing them is much like the top binding. Difference is that there is no room for error here, but I left some room

3) Pretty good here, but a little open in a couple of areas


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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:18 pm 
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That 3rd pic looking down into the flame is just amazing. I love the non-contrasting (matching?) binding, never really seen it done like that.


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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:35 am 
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I lost track of orientation - I was after having the binding match as closely as possible with the side it was against

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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 am 
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Well it looks really cool to me!


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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:05 pm 
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1) Now to open up the neck mortice that's living behind the sides

2) A back saw, chisels, and . . . .

3) Ready to go


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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:09 pm 
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1) Now for a neck - this will probably be the only Stauffer neck that I build, so I want the details to be just right. I am finding the head angle was anywhere from a couple of degrees to over 20°. I will make it the same 15° I usually use.

2) All my parts. A beautiful pice of mahogany given to me by a cabinetmaker friend - an off-cut if you can believe it, the Richlite fretboard I thought I would try, the fabulous Rickard 10:1 banjo tuners, a sheet of ivoroid for the head plate, and my head design - ready to go

3) I use my pine mock-up to find the best spot on the blank


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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:44 pm 
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1) Cut the head angle and plane it flat

2) Mark the head shape. I will have to glue on a little piece for the round tip of the head. I don't know if this is true, but it just HAD to be the influence for the Bigsby and the Fender heads


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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:48 pm 
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1) Ready for some shaping

2) The only defect in the whole blank and it ended up about 1/8" outside the head shape


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 Post subject: Re: redwood 00
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:38 pm 
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Ed - its really fun to watch this come together. Thanks for taking the time to post all the details.

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