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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:03 am 
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Playing with armrests before trying a guitar. Tenor uke. Milo B/S, Sugi Pine Top, Koa binding


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:23 am 
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looks great

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:30 am 
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Looks nice! On the technical side, is the binding joined to the armrest insert? Looks like one continuous piece.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:30 pm 
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Nice job, Bob!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:35 pm 
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The bottom binding and purfling are 1 continuous piece. Most of the bottom binding gets shaved away in the process. The top purfling is also a continuous piece. The koa armrest, matching the binding, is is a separate piece of koa laminated onto the internal Spanish Cedar block/kerfing. I learned the technique from the Kent Everett video.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Pretty! Elegant, even.

I see you're doing a sound port as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:17 pm 
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Bob your armrest looks great. Ive yet to try it but i have the Everett video course as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:09 pm 
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Kevin- Still took awhile to figure it out, even with the video. Aging seems to have an unexpected affect on my ability to deal with mentally seeing odd shapes. In the end, a certain amount of luck came into play. You'll have fun with it!--Bob


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:29 pm 
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luck ??? you do , do nice work

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:37 pm 
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Thanks John. I'm lucky to have friends like you!--Bob


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