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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:11 pm 
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Dan

I won't know til the instrument is finished and I can start working on the relief. I like the engineering of it, and it is absolutely the right length. They are $40, a bit more expensive, but nothing is too good for my baby, right??

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:48 pm 
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Boy - time is limited during a busy summer. Too much boating to do

1) Mark the heel to where I need to trim and use a chisel to remove 90%. One side a little more than other for the centerline, and both of them tipped down a little for the height

2) looks pretty close

3) some flossing to make it just right - sandpaper with a packing tape backing


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:52 pm 
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1) Glue on a piece for the diamond volute

2) Cut the acute angle at the tip of the volute - not all the way down just yet

3) Shape the neck at fret #9 and . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:58 pm 
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1) . . . and fret #1, after thinning this end of the board by over .1"

2) Connect the two shaped section with a spoke shave - It always reminds me of a blue crab waiting to spring at me

3) Both sides roughed out - keep that line


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:17 am 
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ruby@magpage.com wrote:
...sandpaper with a packing tape backing....
Brilliant.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:05 am 
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Not my idea, but I agree.

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:33 pm 
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1) This is a neck holding jig I made from a scrap glue-lam from a nearby construction site. It is 1-3/4" thick and 12" wide and it has holes for clamping and for measuring thickness at various frets

2) Start to form the volute - seat of the pants here

3) The hardest part to visualize - now I have to lower the area around it, so I have cut into it


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:37 pm 
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1) Then take the level down to that of the head piece

2) Mostly there

3) Sand with a block to get rid of glue residue


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:42 pm 
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1) A couple of washes of shellac and it looks pretty good. Look how little of that larger piece I glued on is left. I could have picked a piece with a better grain match

2) Now to the heel - draw the shape and cut off the waste

3) Rough out the shape with my cute little round bottom shave a friend made out of a very hard wood (lignum vitae?) for me

Grandson is here for a week, so not much will happen. Let me know if I am doing something wrong, crazy, or too labor intensive


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Cedar L-1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:57 pm 
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1) Work the heel with a rasp and some files

2) Neck, head, and heel are shaped and almost ready for sandpaper

3) Drop fill the fretboard with CA


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