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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:49 am 
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Made a quick, down and dirty clamping caul...worked pretty good.
Took the clamps off the back this morning. A little glue clean up and I think I can move on to the top.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Nice clean work, your top bracing is top notch!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:01 am 
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Thanks Kevin!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:11 am 
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Found some time over the long weekend to glue the top on. I think I used to much pressure clamping the top around the neck block, have some dimples to sand out. Also once I got it out of the form I noticed a slight dimple in the side up at the top bout. Actually have a matching one in the exact spot on the lower bout too but less pronounced. I'll get these sorted and then gonna move on to the binding.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:15 am 
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I've heard you can steam out dents in spruce. I haven't tried it myself though. You might avoid thinning your top more than you would like though.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:21 pm 
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I have steamed out some small dents. Wet a cloth and wring it out. Heat up an iron. Place the damp cloth over the dent and press the iron over for a few seconds. Check and repeat as needed.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:45 pm 
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check this out it may help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDSQ7u_ii00

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:51 pm 
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Thanks everyone that help a lot! Top is looking good now. The one think I'm trying to figure is why the sides ended up with the slight dimples in the bouts. I know what caused the marks in the top. As far as I could tell everything was up tight against the mold...maybe I had too much pressure on the waist expander caul IDK.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:38 pm 
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Ok seal the top with a real thin shellac.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:40 pm 
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Got the end wedge in, routed for the back binding and routed for the herringbone. Going to install the herringbone and then route for the top binding I think..


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