First Build Log - OM 6-String

Re: First Build Log - OM 6-String

Postby Eric Knapp » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:30 pm

Well, I went out and checked the entire board carefully and there are lots of cracks. I tried to find some sections with no cracks that were long enough and got 2 more. I have one from the first try too so I have 3 halves of tops. Heh.

The sections I got with no cracks are not contiguous so they don't match quite as well.

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New Top Rough Cut Side

If this one doesn't develop any cracks I'll use it. I surfaced one side before I resawed them.

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New Top Surfaced Side

I'm going out of town next weekend so I won't have a good block of time for a couple of weeks. I hope there won't be any cracks the next time I am able to put some time in. This top won't be as pretty maybe but there has to be a first guitar I follow through with and finish.

From a 13' board I may get one guitar. I suspect this is not a new experience.

-Eric
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Re: First Build Log - OM 6-String

Postby Eric Knapp » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:44 pm

I am looking at my cedar and was wonder what it would look like as a guitar. I think most of you can do this in your mind's eye now. I needed some help.

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Mockup

This might have some potential.

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Re: First Build Log - OM 6-String

Postby Barry Daniels » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:15 pm

It would look more balanced if you removed the sap wood off that one side.
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Re: First Build Log - OM 6-String

Postby Eric Knapp » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:28 pm

Barry Daniels wrote:It would look more balanced if you removed the sap wood off that one side.

Good tip. That pic was before I jointed them and I took off a fare amount. I'm not sure how much sap is left. I'll post a new pic once I thickness it.

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