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by Bob Howell
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: wood choice for sound board on Weissenborn style.
Replies: 4
Views: 4577

Re: wood choice for sound board on Weissenborn style.

Back in 2010-12 I followed a number of threads about wood used for Weissenborn tops. I can't find them now but several were experimenting with sapele and spruce. Even domestic hardwoods. I am wondering how they came out.
by Bob Howell
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Considering a thickness sander. What to get?
Replies: 42
Views: 37456

Re: Considering a thickness sander. What to get?

I have just finished putting together a fox side bender. I have made a lot of tools and refurbished others. Now I want to get back to wood working.
by Bob Howell
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Considering a thickness sander. What to get?
Replies: 42
Views: 37456

Considering a thickness sander. What to get?

I have been using a neighbors but now ready to get my own. I have re sawed a lot of sapele, walnut and maple and want to finish it up with a sander. Ten inches seems to be a cut off for size. That would work fine. Saw a Grizzle 10" on Craig's list. Looked at new models and realize all the brands hav...
by Bob Howell
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: wood choice for sound board on Weissenborn style.
Replies: 4
Views: 4577

wood choice for sound board on Weissenborn style.

Making this as my first guitar. Ribs will be Sapele and back can be sapele, figured maple or walnut, mix with rosewood strip. Several options. I have resawed flat sawed maple and walnut. I have quarter sawed walnut and sapele and stika spruce. The top can be mix of walnut and sapele or stika spruce....