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Created on: 16 Jun 2020
Bo inspired me to work out some of the steps on less expensive materials. This is one of my "tuition" to lutherie guitars. I hadn't thought about actually building the pieces as one guitar, but why not? After I got the boards milled up I had enough for two sets. Wood for both came from one cedar fence picket, one doug fir 2x4, one red oak 1x12, some poplar hobby wood and scrap plywood and white wood. Truss rod, kerfing and tuners bought elsewhere.
  • poplar bindings are in
  • More red oak, this time for the fingerboards
  • poplar bindings
  • stumbled across this curly piece of red oak in the stacks at Home Depot and rescued it before someone turned it into a shelf
  • this 1x12 should get me enough for two full sets. this is my "tuition" piece for learning to re-saw. these tuition guitars may end up looking like a piece of furniture but I love the 3-D pop it has.
  • cedar post
  • cedar post re-sawn on the table saw. nice straight grain. not sure how I'm going to reinforce this one
  • two sets of back/sides came out of that red oak board. thinking SJ size for one and OM for the other
  • two sets of back/sides came out of that red oak board. thinking SJ size for one and OM for the other
  • one cedar fence picket and one red oak 1x10 = two full sets worth of wood....
  • Back, sides and tops joined, thicknessed and ready to move forward
  • Back, sides and tops joined, thicknessed and ready to move forward
  • blocks going in. he who dies with the most clamps wins!
  • sides bent and in the molds. very pleased with how easily this bent
  • blocks going in
  • 2x4 douglas fir for braces
  • starting to look less like a 2x4
  • There are very few things more satisfying than a sharp hand plane. This Wards Master #4 was a rusty $3.00 flea market find. After some love and restoration she's turned into one of my favorite tools
  • Poplar rosettes on both
  • Backs braced and joined
  • OM closed up
  • OM closed up
  • OM closed up and SJ with the top on. Little more inside clean up and the back will go on it soon.
  • poplar bindings
  • WRC fence picket, quarter sawn with no knots.
  • WRC fence picket sliced up for a four-piece top. Had enough left over for a second top too. Not bad for $6.

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