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by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sat May 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

Thanks. I'm unpacking my tools and setting up a new shop space.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Fri May 01, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another renaissance vihuela de mano / viola da mano I've just completed
Replies: 6
Views: 3483

Re: Another renaissance vihuela de mano / viola da mano I've just completed

Wow. Nice. I found a peg supplier and a rosette supplier when I was considering the Spanish Vihuela. Really fine work. Beautiful instrument.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Fri May 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Stradivarius Baroque Guitar Bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Stradivarius Baroque Guitar Bridge

Cherry is fine. Died Pearwood was popular with that crowd. Your bridge looks great.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Fri May 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

24"x4"×3" Neck Blanks

Can I get two 12 fret Gibson L-0, 24.75" scale, dove-tail, necks out of a 24x4x3 blank?
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Offset Veneer Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Offset Veneer Saw

How well do these saws cut .08" purfling strips from a veneer laminate? I've been using a razor knife or a skew chisel and a metal straight edge. It seems a thin sharp saw with no set would be faster. I also use .026" solid wood veneers.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.
Replies: 7
Views: 4249

Re: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.

Yeah. I haven't carved a neck in a year. Honed the chisels and -BAM- like riding a bicycle. Thanks for the link.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Basswood For Back Bracing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

Re: Basswood For Back Bracing?

Good thinking. I was fooled by the quality of it's cut. I shaped the neck with a button-likeTorres heel and 1888 (GAL plan) Torres headstock, so I'm rethinking the whole guitar.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Basswood For Back Bracing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

Basswood For Back Bracing?

I have a lot of very straight grain Basswood I've been using for lining strips. It's tempting to use some for back bracing instead of so-so Khaya or really excellent Englemann. The Khaya is has some run out. It's about ten years old. Is Basswood a poor choice on a Cedar/EIR classical? I could use th...
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.
Replies: 7
Views: 4249

Re: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.

Thanks, Clay. I did that. The results are good.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.
Replies: 7
Views: 4249

Re: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.

Freeman, I understand exactly whay you are talking about. As I was reading Cumpiano, preparing for this next guitar, I stopped and thought the scarf had been on top the first time I read the book. It makes perfect sense. Also, my first classical guitar has a headstock that tilts ever so slightly bec...
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.
Replies: 7
Views: 4249

When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.

My two steel string guitars are scarf joint and stacked heels cut from 1"×3" billets. I think I thin them to 7/8" but it has been awhile since I've made one. The scarf joint on these guitar necks appear nicely at the start of the shaft side throat. Now, my classical guitar necks are also cut from 1"...
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.
Replies: 4
Views: 3654

Re: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.

Yup, fits like a glove. Thanks for the encouragement.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Re: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.

Thanks. Great advice. I think the ol' Freud 63-150 slot cutter mounted up on the mighty PC 690 would work. It's 2" in dia. I do have a router speed controlled on my side bender. I have some other medium density boards that I can do.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Re: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.

Thanks. Great advice. I'm trying to get three veneers out of full 1" Pear, Unfortunately my bandsaw has only a 3-5/8" depth of cut. The stock is 5.5" wide, 2 pieces 30" and 22" billets. I do have a Japanese rip saw. Perhaps I should make a kerfing plane. Thanks, again. ps. I just used my LMI rosette...
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.

Right? Should work fine. Okay, when everyone around the world is doing this, remember you were there when it started.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.
Replies: 4
Views: 3654

Re: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.

One neck is for a 24.75 L-0. The other neck is for a 610mm scale parlor. I have the plans so I can do a template.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.
Replies: 4
Views: 3654

24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.

Anyone ever get two twelve fret necks out of these smaller blanks? I did a layout drawing and It looks possible.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My latest - a cherry parlor
Replies: 35
Views: 18988

Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Really nice, Brian.