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The thing I most love about guitars is that the pursuit is endless.    It's all about the journey.

Playing, of course, but also building.     I've been hoarding nice pieces of wood thinking "one day I'll figure out how to resaw that piece and make a guitar out of it."

I finally got the courage to resaw into thinnnnn stock.     Each of these pieces is about 1/8" thick and will be sanded down even thinner.

 

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If you enlarge it, you can see man’s never ending quest for peace, and a good beer that won’t clean your pockets after two.  I don’t see the barkeep’s tip in there though.  Probably would in a nice mango though.

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It has been said (Maybe by some guy named Somagyi?) that the lighter and thinner a guitar is built, the better it will sound.

I once built a guitar out of .001 inch thick baldered ash (nod to idunno) and toothpicks for braces.

It sounded like a chorus of angels in heaven.  Unfortunately I only got to hear it for about ten minutes tho.  It blew up shortly after I strung it up. Damn near killed me.

Before you ask, no, I didn't get any recordings. Terrible loss to humanity. 😢

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9 hours ago, Neal said:

You have a solid bathroom door?  What sort of upscale digs you live in anyway?  Next yer gonna say crown molding and a spa-shower..;)

All the doors in my house are solid wood. I suppose I could start a guitar workshop? 

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On 9/28/2019 at 12:37 PM, Idunno said:

Cool, but...courage?

Yes, courage.

I've resawn wood before.    Have had issues with drift.   Issues with burn.    Issues with chatter.

So I would normally want a lot more room for error than I had with this cut.    Finally got the saw adjusted for near-perfect cuts.

Next skill to level-up: marquetry.    No hurry, though.

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