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mark bailey
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17/10/2020 12:16 pm  

If you don't have a sander thicknesser like me there are other ways to make a veneer to stick on your headstock and make it look beautiful!

Usual Q and A and some well deserved shout outs today...

Measure twice, cut once...


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17/10/2020 2:24 pm  

Good session today, very clunky and entertaining, just how we like it. Thanks to you both Mark and Carol. 

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17/10/2020 3:09 pm  

Ridiculously, I'd never thought of making veneers with the router!

And given that I do most things with the router, that's - err - ridiculous ...

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17/10/2020 3:22 pm  

@tv101

Ridiculously, I'd never thought of making veneers with the router

I had thought of it, but you talked me out of it. The postman came empty handed today, he'll be back again on Monday.


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17/10/2020 4:25 pm  

Never even considered making veneers. Another great idea I’ll have to try. 


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17/10/2020 4:40 pm  

Yep! This has sparked something in me, I’m gonna try it soon. I love these sessions. 🤘

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17/10/2020 8:07 pm  

Sorry I had to leave the live stream early today but have just caught up now. Another very good session. What a resourceful machine a router is.

Thank you again Mark&Carol. Great Team.

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18/10/2020 2:18 am  
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Will never use 'Safety Planer' again!

Relatively slow speed of Pillar drill caused cutter to grab the neck (thicknessing headstock), the cutter took a chunk out under Nut groove.

 

I had to splice a piece of Maple in matching the run/direction of grain, then cover with veneer.

I used rubber from bobbin sander to clamp down on curved section.

What a Faff!


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18/10/2020 5:33 am  

@tv101 Just so you know, I really tried stalling for your lawn mowing. I actually screw down the ends of the chunk of wood on scrap and I screw side walls for the router base when I surface route the veneers. I route just enough material unscrew and cut off the chunky end pieces. I tend to snap and break them using double sided tape.


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18/10/2020 10:28 am  

Just so you know, I really tried stalling for your lawn mowing.

Thanks @clinton - support appreciated  😉

 

However, it did stop raining (it was only light rain) and the ground was dry enough that I really had to go do the mowing

🙁

 

 

 

Except the battery was flat, so the mower didn't start.

I played some guitar instead.

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18/10/2020 10:30 am  

That looks like a pretty impressive save @eddie6string - and a nice piece of veneer too.

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I've got a Safe-T-Planer too, but I've never really got the hang of using it, so it's sat (still in its box) on a shelf, barely used.  Looked like a good product idea, but just didn't work for me.  

 

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18/10/2020 10:39 am  

@eddie6string

I had to splice a piece of Maple in matching the run/direction of grain, then cover with veneer.

Isn't it fun finding a way to fix these little mishaps. I seem to be doing it more than anyone else, but learning a bit more each time.


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18/10/2020 10:50 am  

@eddie6string I think I will stick with my router after hearing your story. Well done with the repair though and I like the veneer too. Thanks for flagging this up. 

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18/10/2020 10:57 am  

@robin I have made a lot of mistakes and I’ve learned to just accept that they happen. I think it’s only because some of us have built a few guitars that we avoid the mistakes that we have done before and we don’t always tell everyone about the numerous small mistakes any more. I only bother mentioning the bigger mistakes now as I’ve already mentioned a lot of the smaller ones before. It’s all good fun and it improves you as a guitar maker and woodworker as you recover from mistakes. I enjoy it all and so should everyone. Keep going, you are doing well. 

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18/10/2020 11:16 am  

I seem to be doing it more than anyone else, 

I bet you're really not @robin - I don't think I've had a single build on which I've not encountered a "learning opportunity"!!

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