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BY Bg
#824533
willow13 wrote:
Bg wrote:Top will be plywood and fixed, bottom will be plywood and removable, thinner plywood too :)


totally the right choice. I visit adrian last week (got 2 awesome bits of silky oak, a maple fretboard and a rosewood neck)...he still has the neck he blank he did for you haha


When did he do that? bugger I need to catch up with him. You don't react to silky oak then?
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BY willow13
#824534
Bg wrote:
When did he do that? bugger I need to catch up with him. You don't react to silky oak then?


nope I seem to be fine with it as long as I wear a dust mask..Adrian had to pass it to me with a cloth...the neck looked like some kind of LP neck?...

he had so much stuff in his garage..I need to spend some time there finding some gem bits of wood
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BY Bg
#824540
shit I suspect thats the flying V :) I'll catch up with him ;)

That silky oak looks awesome, I didn't react to it either. Was going to do a strat in it.
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BY willow13
#824545
Bg wrote:shit I suspect thats the flying V :) I'll catch up with him ;)

That silky oak looks awesome, I didn't react to it either. Was going to do a strat in it.


the 2 bits I got won't fit a strat body .. doing a EVH shape and probably a LP junior
BY Jehu
#824569
Bg wrote:So, a bit of movement, picked up a piece of oak and some kind of hard red wood (maybe cherry, it was an offcut I liked the look of)
Started on a board

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So the big question is - how do you like your pedalboard tops? fully slotted? size of slots? plain that you can drill your own holes in? Carpeted, painted black or velcro stuck on.

Cheers


Damn, Bg... now that's a dovetail!
BY Jehu
#824571
willow13 wrote:Macro seems to be one of the sexier woods .. always seems to have flame or spalt..yes it tends to twisted, but if you dry it right then its fine


Yes, when dried properly I haven't had many issues with it, and it's really nice to work with. I even built a full (top, back, sides, and neck) macro archtop a few years back, and it's still holding up:
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BY Bg
#824586
Jehu wrote:
Bg wrote:So, a bit of movement, picked up a piece of oak and some kind of hard red wood (maybe cherry, it was an offcut I liked the look of)
Started on a board

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So the big question is - how do you like your pedalboard tops? fully slotted? size of slots? plain that you can drill your own holes in? Carpeted, painted black or velcro stuck on.

Cheers


Damn, Bg... now that's a dovetail!


Its the only one that turned out that well ;) Had just sharpened my bits :D
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BY Bg
#824589
Jehu wrote:
willow13 wrote:Macro seems to be one of the sexier woods .. always seems to have flame or spalt..yes it tends to twisted, but if you dry it right then its fine


Yes, when dried properly I haven't had many issues with it, and it's really nice to work with. I even built a full (top, back, sides, and neck) macro archtop a few years back, and it's still holding up:
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Now that is bloody awesome!
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BY Bg
#824597
that seriously is a work of art! We need more back story, it looks bloody great! A true craftsman!
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BY Bg
#824681
Router slip. Now this one will be tolexed ( double sided tape slip ), nice to know the joints are excellent under the tolex eh?

Have started on a biggie - Enough to hold my Helix LT. So classic wossname 24" x 12.5"
BY clubhouse
#824706
Jehu wrote:
willow13 wrote:Macro seems to be one of the sexier woods .. always seems to have flame or spalt..yes it tends to twisted, but if you dry it right then its fine


Yes, when dried properly I haven't had many issues with it, and it's really nice to work with. I even built a full (top, back, sides, and neck) macro archtop a few years back, and it's still holding up:
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Beautiful! Well admiring of your skills, application and aesthetic. :thumbup: Love the headstock. Is the build Benedetto inspired by chance?

What does it sound like? Did the mac bend very easily for the sides? What are the other timbers used? I'd be keen to learn how you carved/tuned the top. Is it X-braced or "parallel" bracing bars. What's the size of the lower bout? To be honest, I'm surprised that mac works for the neck. I didn't realise it has good beam strength/stability.

I have a couple of old Hofners (one's a carved Committee with rosewood back and sides, the other's a steam/pressed top) and a 1937 Gibson L-12 so I'm pretty keen on arch-tops :D
BY Jehu
#824712
Hey, thanks guys. I really didn't mean to totally derail Bg's pedalboard thread (sorry, Bg!), so I'll start a new thread for this tomorrow when I get a chance.