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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 pm 
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I've started another OM. The back and sides are Honduran mahogany, and the top is Appalachian Red Spruce from the Pocahontas National Forest, here in WV.

I've thinned the wood, joined the top/back and have braced them. I've glued the neck and tail blocks. I'll get the kerfing in tomorrow. I should have the box closed by Monday.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:39 pm 
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Diane

Great looking piece of Mahogany. Did you have any trouble bending the figured sides?

I had a friend and his wife who taught grade school in Marlinton. Is there any more of that Red Spruce available - for sentimental reasons?

Ed


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:55 pm 
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Beautiful quilt on that back. This one looks like fun for you.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:05 pm 
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ruby@magpage.com wrote:
Diane

Great looking piece of Mahogany. Did you have any trouble bending the figured sides?

I had a friend and his wife who taught grade school in Marlinton. Is there any more of that Red Spruce available - for sentimental reasons?

Ed


I had no problems at all bending the mahogany.

I got this top, along with 2 others, from the estate of one of the men who found this old growth red spruce. They worked with the forest service, who identified which trees to harvest. I remember seeing a documentary about the wood.

But, you can buy Appalachian red soruce from Old World Tonewood. I spoke with the owner John, who prefers to call it Appalachian Red Spruce, rather than Adirondack. We talked about the harvesting of the wood.

Here's a url to his site. You'll find a catalog on the site.

https://www.oldworldtonewood.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=32_68&products_id=821


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