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by Kevin Looker
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Please, your thoughts on rasps
Replies: 17
Views: 11836

Re: Please, your thoughts on rasps

My favorite for neck shaping is the 12" cabinet maker's rasp. This is an 8 grain from The Best Things & it was made by Liogier.

Also in pic are an old Nicholson 49 & 50.

The little one is a 9 grain model maker's from Liogier - it's good for peg head transition.
by Kevin Looker
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Grellier OM Bracing Pattern
Replies: 18
Views: 12483

Re: Grellier OM Bracing Pattern

I'm building my 4th OM from those plans. This one will be tapered bracing. The first 2 were scalloped like the plans because I didn't know what else to do or what to change. They both sounded good from the start, nothing spectacular but in no way bad. The 3rd I didn't scallop as much. I thought it s...
by Kevin Looker
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When do YOU cut your neck block mortise?
Replies: 6
Views: 4575

Re: When do YOU cut your neck block mortise?

I've always done it prior because I haven't invested the time and/or money in a jig.

Cutting afterward definitely makes sense.

Anyone willing to share their setup? I've looked at the building the O'Brien Jig and I've also looked at the Luthier Tool jigs which look very nice but $$$.
by Kevin Looker
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 build, ideas, pifalls?
Replies: 28
Views: 10712

Re: L-00 build, ideas, pifalls?

I don't know how much help this will be but I'll share my build. I used the Grellier plans but changed to a 13-fret neck join, m&t bolt on neck, Martin 25.4" scale, and deep body Nick Lucas dimensions from the Gibson Fabulous Flat Tops book - my interpretation of the Santa Cruz H13. Black Walnut bac...
by Kevin Looker
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finish in violet transparent
Replies: 7
Views: 3948

Re: Finish in violet transparent

Before you apply the tinted finish, first seal with clear.

If you are going to use tinted lacquer, I would seal with vinyl sealer or shellac. This will keep all of the colored finish on top of the guitar and not allow it to soak into the grain which can cause uneven color.