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by Thomas Yerkey
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Hand planes
Replies: 39
Views: 24629

Re: Hand planes

I am turning into a plane collector. My budget is always low. My best finds so far have been a pair of Rali planes that I found in 2 separate shops in Hartville Ohio. One is a standard jack/bench plane that I found in the clearance section at Hartville True value. The other is a Block plane that I f...
by Thomas Yerkey
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Wood grain orientation
Replies: 6
Views: 5136

Re: Wood grain orientation

Thanks.
by Thomas Yerkey
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Wood grain orientation
Replies: 6
Views: 5136

Wood grain orientation

Hi All, I just re-sawed some beautiful black walnut for my first acoustic guitar. The tree was felled about 40 years ago. I have beautiful quarter sawn sides. My back plate has about 5 inches of quarter sawn grain, and then it changes through rift sawn into flat sawn. Given my design, I will have ab...
by Thomas Yerkey
Wed May 11, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Question about matching top wood
Replies: 17
Views: 11124

Re: Question about matching top wood

Ignorant newbie question.

Why can't you bookmatch it? My guess is you want more than a 1/2 inch arch.

Excuse me please...
by Thomas Yerkey
Tue May 03, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A sure fire way of using hhg for joining the top
Replies: 43
Views: 23559

Re: A sure fire way of using hhg for joining the top

Wow, I have been over thinking this task. That is way faster than building jigs and clamps.
by Thomas Yerkey
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Spalted Poplar
Replies: 13
Views: 9100

Re: Spalted Poplar

Thanks Everyone! It's good to know that purdy trumps tap tone. I will post pics when I can get the things off of my eye phone and onto my computer. I am only on my first acoustic. As I said earlier, I have quarter sawn black walnut for that project. I snagged trailer full of walnut that was cut 30 y...
by Thomas Yerkey
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Spalted Poplar
Replies: 13
Views: 9100

Re: Spalted Poplar

I will be building a solid body electric with some of it. It is the acoustic back and sides idea that I wanted feedback on.
by Thomas Yerkey
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Spalted Poplar
Replies: 13
Views: 9100

Spalted Poplar

Hi All, I just acquired a bunch of beautifully spalted poplar. It is very firm and very consistently spalted. Does anyone have any experience working with poplar or spalted poplar in an acoustic guitar? I am currently building my first attempt at an acoustic guitar out of black walnut. I know it wil...