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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:53 pm 
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I put in some side braces the other day. I made them from spruce bracing scrap.

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Then I had to cut away some space to admit the truss rod and took a little off the side of the tenon. Now it fits snug; not loose at all, but it's too early to do the full neck set obviously.

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I also have a case for it to live in when the RH starts falling, but it's been hot this week.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:11 am 
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Very nice, clean work, Neil. Looks like this guitar will sing.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:02 am 
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Looking really good.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:18 pm 
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Thanks.

I've decided that I'm going to make a sound port in the upper bout. I will be putting in a maple veneer (for decorative purposes) and a rosewood patch inside before routing it out. I'm hoping it turns out well.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:21 pm 
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I recently notches the rims and the fretboard extension to accept the braces for the top and back:

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In order to locate where to cut for the A Frame I used charcoal to scribe the position. Then I used hand tools to cut/chisel. I don't get along very well with power tools. They require a bit of finesse that I do not possess.

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Now all the pieces are roughly dry fit and can live inside the case together in anticipation of the RH dipping now that the northeast US heating season has begun:

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