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jeremyb wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:40 pm
I've put a lot of time into F holes in my time too.
Did you bind the bodies as well?
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Jay wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:57 pm
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I've put a lot of time into F holes in my time too.
Did you bind the bodies as well?
I wish I'd thought to at the time!!

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Rewarewa is supposed to be very unstable, but I have some that is perfectly quartersawn and I've made a fretboard and a neck with no issues, neck has a U channel truss rod which is epoxied in
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Jay wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:52 pm
AiRdAd wrote:
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jeremyb wrote:
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50?
70?
At 45 now. Plenty of hours gone into F holes and body binding (routing, bending and gluing). So much quicker to just make a solid body without binding anything.
45 hrs is pretty good going. Are you organised enough that you don't spend 1/2 your time looking for tools, parts etc in your workshop? I seem to spend so much time looking for things - but i do have a tendency to procrastinate as well........ Did you prebend the f-hole binding in a template?

There's a guy on Trademe in the Cambridge area that had some rewarewa in widths that could be used for a top - might only be 150mm so might need to have some small add on pieces to make the bouts work.

Be good to see the kohekohe.

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ChAoZ wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:03 am
Rewarewa is supposed to be very unstable, but I have some that is perfectly quartersawn and I've made a fretboard and a neck with no issues, neck has a U channel truss rod which is epoxied in
Kerry, do you use carbon fiber rods in any of your necks - for your 7 string fan fret models?

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jeremyb wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Jay wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:57 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:40 pm
I've put a lot of time into F holes in my time too.
Did you bind the bodies as well?
I wish I'd thought to at the time!!
Did some reading on F holes and how they came to be. Very interesting.
http://www.openculture.com/2016/01/why- ... esign.html
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Lostininverness wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:06 am
Jay wrote:
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70?
At 45 now. Plenty of hours gone into F holes and body binding (routing, bending and gluing). So much quicker to just make a solid body without binding anything.
45 hrs is pretty good going. Are you organised enough that you don't spend 1/2 your time looking for tools, parts etc in your workshop? I seem to spend so much time looking for things - but i do have a tendency to procrastinate as well........ Did you prebend the f-hole binding in a template?

There's a guy on Trademe in the Cambridge area that had some rewarewa in widths that could be used for a top - might only be 150mm so might need to have some small add on pieces to make the bouts work.

Be good to see the kohekohe.
My workshop is an absolute mess, so yes, there is lost time in cleaning up sections, reorganising stuff, finding tools, etc. Those hours are not included. What I do include though is setup times of different pieces of equipment. I am documenting this build on my website but it is lagging quite a bit to actual progress.
"Furthermore if its your intention of seriously purchasing I will not deal with sharks,trolls and blatant liars hence the feedback I have putting you off maybe ideal to read again as mentioned 11:33 am, Mon 3 Aug "

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My workshop is an absolute mess, so yes, there is lost time in cleaning up sections, reorganising stuff, finding tools, etc. Those hours are not included. What I do include though is setup times of different pieces of equipment. I am documenting this build on my website but it is lagging quite a bit to actual progress.
Is this the first time you've kept a time log? Its a good idea.

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Lostininverness wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:08 am
Kerry, do you use carbon fiber rods in any of your necks - for your 7 string fan fret models?
Not usually, but making an 8 string multiscale with carbon fibre rods ATM
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A few days ago, I thought I had stuffed up making the kohekohe neck. It is a sinking feeling when you are facing having to scrap quite a few hours of work as well as timber that is not easy to get. I managed to save it though at the expense of a slightly funny neck/headstock transition. Here is what happened...

The headstock needed a veneer so I made some from rewarewa. The thinnest I could get to was 3mm with my sled thicknesser:

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After routing it became this:

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I thought yay, this is looking good...

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But then the tuners did not fit anymore as the added 3mm veneer made the headstock too 'thick'. So I either could reduce the veneer but could not do that with the sled router, or, take 3mm off the back of the headstock. It was the latter...

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The transition will be a bit funny but who would have noticed anyway? So now the tuners fit :D

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I'm excited by the shape of that headstock.

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I'm excited by the shape of that headstock.
So you've seen BG's penis too then!

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bender wrote:
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I'm excited by the shape of that headstock.
Ben! welcome back, so good to see posts from you again. And yes, that headstock was 'stolen' from a Gretsch Corvette which I re-designed to fit 3x3 side by side tuners. I am building something that (hopefully) sort of resembles a flat top early Gretsch.
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Jay wrote:
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bender wrote:
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I'm excited by the shape of that headstock.
Ben! welcome back, so good to see posts from you again. And yes, that headstock was 'stolen' from a Gretsch Corvette which I re-designed to fit 3x3 side by side tuners. I am building something that (hopefully) sort of resembles a flat top early Gretsch.
Disappointed it's not a corvette... :lol:

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jeremyb wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:01 pm
bender wrote:
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I'm excited by the shape of that headstock.
So you've seen BG's penis too then!
In the last 37 years many people have been excited by my headstock.
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