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by Jack Garner
Sat May 23, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Did I plane my sides too thin?
Replies: 10
Views: 3207

Re: Did I plane my sides too thin?

Well, they bent beautifully. I was worried because I've read so much about how sapele is difficult to bend, but these were easier than the rosewood practice sides, possibly because of how thin they were. They indeed swelled up a bit after bending, they've gained .005-.010 inches all around (especial...
by Jack Garner
Thu May 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Did I plane my sides too thin?
Replies: 10
Views: 3207

Re: Did I plane my sides too thin?

Thanks for the input! They're not a uniform .06, just in a couple small spots - I stopped planing after I realized how thin I had gotten it. They're mostly .075-.08. I think what I'll do is bend them first, trying to keep the thinnest parts near the tight waist bend, and measure afterwards to see if...
by Jack Garner
Wed May 20, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Did I plane my sides too thin?
Replies: 10
Views: 3207

Did I plane my sides too thin?

I'm making my first acoustic guitar, an OM-style with sapele back and sides, following instruction from Tradition and Technology, and referencing the OM plans from LMII. I successfully hand-planed the back and top to the proper thickness, but got a little over-zealous with the sides - I was aiming f...