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JohnMcM
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07/03/2019 11:59 am  

Hello. I've just joined the happy community with the aim of building another guitar. Having completed the "Thistle" last year with the online video series, I am getting bolder with "Thistle 2". More anon!!!


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07/03/2019 2:58 pm  

It's great to have you here John

There are 'hero points' for the taking - upload some pics of the Thistle here in the acoustic showcase

I'm sure some of the others haven't seen it yet!

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13/03/2019 9:16 pm  

Hi. Tried to post Thistle photos but don't get the wee paperclip to attach them. I'm using android with Windows 10.  Any ideas???


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13/03/2019 10:42 pm  

Might be the time delay spam filter thingy...leave it for a few hrs and try again...sorry ? 

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11/07/2019 4:31 pm  

Hi. Good news on the Thistle Archtop front. Got the wedges trued and glued before I went on holiday and have returned to making sawdust at last. I wish there was some way to attach the photos. I'm open to suggestions.


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12/07/2019 2:36 pm  

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OMG I'm gagging to see pics!

Did you see this John?

https://guitarmaking.co.uk/community/annoucements/how-to-upload-images-videos/

 

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13/07/2019 10:36 pm  

Hi Mark. Thanks for the reply.

I had seen the "how to" post but still can't get the wee red paperclip thing at the bottom. All I have is a tick box with "Subscribe to this topic" beside it. Tried ticking the box. No change. Waited a long time in case the spam thing needed to think about it. No change. Oh well. I guess it will have to be a secret guitar.

John


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13/07/2019 10:41 pm  

Don't believe this!!!!!!!!!!!

As soon as I posted my reply, the attach file thing appears!!!!!!

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Hope this attempt works.

 


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14/07/2019 9:06 am  

@jmcmi93888

hmm....maybe you were not signed in....seems to be working now ? 

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16/07/2019 8:26 pm  

Progressing with the Thistle Archtop. Rough shaping of the back with the plane. It's flamed maple and pretty hard wood. Having to re-sharpen the plane every ten minutes or so.

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31/07/2019 9:11 pm  

Update on progress. I'm following the Benedetto book and have scaled down his design from 17" to 16" for my preference. Lots of drawing of the arching profiles and cutting them out of 3mm hardboard was followed by commencing cutting the profiles into the back. After a lot of thinking, I came up with the carbide cutting ball in a flexible drive shaft which allows both hand delicate control with the back clamped down. Takes time but works well to give a craving guide.

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01/08/2019 6:07 pm  

Wow John that is looking pretty cool - unusual method but I have come to expect nothing less from you !! ? 

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