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I have been thinking about, and working on, making some tools before starting my next build however I'm not sure I can last that long. @markbailey I'm not sure what you have created here in me but... I'm liking it. 🙂 I know mostly what I want to build and some features I want to put in it. I think I have decided to soon pick out and order some supplies. 

So... My next build I want to do a dreadnaught sized acoustic guitar. Mostly because I know a few people that want me to build that size of a guitar, and I want to get the pattern in my drawer. Also I have almost always played a dreadnaught size. Now... I also want this to be my first cut away guitar. And I am going to put the arm bevel in this one too. I haven't even done the drawing yet but it will be coming soon. I'm leaning towards spending a little more money and getting an indian rosewood back and sides set. I didn't want to waste it on my first guitar but now I have some confidence. 

Today I had some time off and I really didn't want to do "housework" or my other chores on the "honey do list" so I decided to spend so relaxation time in the shop going through my leftover stock of bracing material. Marked, measured, cut out, and planed all the pieces by hand and came out with a full set of braces. It took a little longer than going out to the cold shed with the bandsaw but it feels really relaxing and rewarding to do it that way. My next thing I want to try and tackle is using the bagpress fret slotting jig. I have 4 blank fretboards just in case there is a learning curve but I think it will come out good. 

Looking forward to starting this next build.

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@bpower

I'm sure that you were warned that this becomes addictive, one thing I have learnt though is ignore the "honey do list" at your peril.


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Posted by: @bpower

My next thing I want to try and tackle is using the bagpress fret slotting jig

I found that supremely easy to use.  It has all the adjustment that you need - just set it up right and slot away!

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Well. Decided to try out the Bagpress fret slotting jig tonight. Couldn't have been happier with it. Shout out to @darrenking. This jig was super easy to set up and rock solid to use. The fret board looks like it was purchased pre-slotted. Fantastic. Now I just need to radius it and cut it down to the right shape. 🙂

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Took some time and decided to get my drawing done for my next guitar build. My wife said to me, after the drawing was done, I needed to help with the house chores. So...... I did three different views and then color coded them in marker so it would take a nice picture. 🙂 

I would like any input on the drawings. This will be the first "cut away" for me and that's really the reason I wanted to do multiple drawings. I really don't want to accidently cut the wrong way.

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@bpower Excellent work there, now I hope that you're going add dimensions before you waste your time on house chores.


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Excellent @bpower!

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I have to show something off here. A good buddy of my apparently took the logo I was playing with for my guitars and had some shirts made. I think it is fantastic.  Then he found one of an acoustic guitar with exploded views. Really neat. 🙂

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Posted by: @bpower

I have to show something off here. A good buddy of my apparently took the logo I was playing with for my guitars and had some shirts made. I think it is fantastic.  Then he found one of an acoustic guitar with exploded views. Really neat. 🙂

@bpower Yeah, I like those, very nice indeed. 🤘😜🤘🎸

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Ok. I think I'm ready to start the build. I bought the materials a little while ago and have been letting the rest in my shop to get used to being in this part of the world. I got the top out and it is on the workbench. Now to start working. 🙂

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top is glued. 🙂

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Rosette glued in and the shape cut out. Now to start on the braces. 🙂

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@bpower  All looking good, and you're so organised with your chisel rack there.


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@bpower Yeah I agree with @robin your chisel rack and work area looks so organised. Mine always starts out like that but slowly descends into chaos. 😜✊

It’s looking good, keep going.  

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Thanks @robin and @boo. Only parts of my shop are really organized. Certain things have their spot. It is not a big area so I need to keep it semi in order or I get buried. It is surprising how little time it takes to go from looking fantastic to omg what happened. 🙂 But at least the sharps are down in a hole so I don't cut myself. 🙂


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@bpower Nice Work man!


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Looks good , great work men ...keep it up...

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thank you @petervirdee. 🙂


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Nice neat work @bpower.

How are you bending the sides (apart from carefully!) around the cutaway?

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@tv101 I have a brand new bending iron and some nice straight grained  sides. So... I'm planning on using that while engaging a high level of pucker factor from the southern region. On the course mark mentions making the cut away slightly thinner to make the bend a little easier. I will probably do that too. 


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