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JasonM

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to Stu

Luthier Richard Heeres did a whole flamenco build series on YouTube specifically focused on using only basic hand tools. Nothing fancy

Here is the first video out of something like 17 total…

https://youtu.be/9-6UXU1nvhg
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Stu

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to JasonM

Just wanted to talk about stuff. I'm at work so can't get into the workshop. And I'm in a spot that is bugging me knowing its just sitting there waiting to be sorted.

I find that aspect a bit testing. a full timer I guess would get up and go straight into the workshop and pick up where they left off. I however, have to wait a day until I can get back from work and carry on!! Its fine if I'm between jobs. but when I have to walk away of an evening, half way through some error correction or having just realised I have a mistake or a problem that need fixing...its annoying.


My wife doesnt really care of my workshop tales.

So I'll share here.

I've found this latest stage of bindings to be one of the most testing so far.
Routing the rebates was not too bad although I'll def do some things differently. right at the very last part of the cut, my router bit somehow dropped and took an extra 1mm deep by the heel!

So I was now in correction town! I think the decision I made to make it right wasnt the right choice.

I decided to go over the whole rebate cut that extra 1mm to eat up that chunk.
However I realised that my bindings werent tall enough to do that and have any left to scrape/finish.
I then decide to add an extra layer of black veneer to the bottom of my (already bent!) bindings to raise the height. Hmmm. seemed like a decent idea. but no. experienced folk wil already see see whats coming.

I glued the veneer onto my bent bindings and trimmed off excess with my scalpel. but bits kept chipping off. so I was reglueing tiny sections for what seemed like ages.

I finally got them all cleaned up and secure and glued on th eback ones with some purfling (black,white,black)

for some reason I decided to glue bothe back bindings at the same time with string method. JESUS. that was a nightmare. I had RobF and Co.s slow down advice ringing round my head but I just couldn't hold it together! I did a couple oif dry runs but things still got silly when I added glue.

I realised I hadn't cut my bee stings on the bindings at the top. After I'd meticulously cut the bee sting slots at the heel. I had to cut the bindings in situ with glue going off. one was suprisingly great. The second wasnt!

At the other end I flapped too and started the cut for the butt joint slightly short! urgh.

However when I finally unwrapped the string and began scraping and cleaning up. I felt very happy. everything clened up real nice! and the process was a million times more relaxing that glueing. phew.

I also realised that the black/white/black purfling wasn't a match for my back strip!!! which was just black, white.
So i decided to just butt joint it. It looks ok.

Ive now discovered the extra layer of black veneer I added to my bnindings won't match the single layer of white and black in my tail stripe!!! urgghh.

I also screwed up the mitre so have had to cut out a chunk and I'll patch with a fresh piece.

So all in all a bit of a mess. But can all be saved. But i copuld do ithout this next time.
Lesson here is plan my binding/purfling design PROPERLY beforehand!!

however to be fair to myself. If that router mishap hadn't occured I wouldnt have got into such a pickle!







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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2021 8:17:12
 
Stu

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to Stu

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Stu

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to Stu

one more

sorry these are all in the wrong order.



The purple pen outline is a section I had to remove. maybe craziness. but hope I can patch the hole cleanly.

Oh yeah I forgot to route my tails strip channel before I glued the back bindings too!! oops

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2021 8:24:48
 
JasonM

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to Stu

Great save Stu! I can relate to the frustration! making a mistake and then having to walk away and have it bug you until you return, feels so unsettling. But when you get it right it makes your day!

I also had a mishap when I routed my binding channels AND didn’t even get the butt strip centered with the back inlay. (The router bearing dropped into the channel here)



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2021 17:37:20
 
JasonM

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to JasonM

Btw, did you use a router with adjustable base? Or a binding machine with the guitar in a cradle?
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constructordeguitarras

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to Stu

I had a router motor drop a little when I was rabbetting for bindings on the last guitar I made. This was the first time this ever happened to me. I turned it on and I felt a lurch but I didn't check it. I routed near the end graft. What I do is first install the end graft, then route for bindings, which necessitates routing in that area, front and back, separate from the rest and more shallowly to account for mitering the side purfling to the end graft. Well, it routed too deep so I went ahead and routed through the end graft and then patched the sides at the tail with a cutoff from the actual sides. Then I routed out the endgraft, installed a new one, and did the rest of the routing for the bindings properly. No one, not even I, can find the patches, which are only a few mm wide. So now I'm probably tightening my router motor in too much.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2021 19:25:10
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to JasonM

quote:

I also had a mishap when I routed my binding channels AND didn’t even get the butt strip centered with the back inlay. (The router bearing dropped into the channel here)


That's when wider purfling around the back starts to look attractive, isn't it? I haven't done that, but I often imagine such scenarios and plan for them, just in case.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2021 19:28:28
 
Escribano

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to Stu

Routers are scary beasts

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2021 21:47:30
 
johnnefastis

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to JasonM

Loving these updates Stu... Amazing work. I think these little glitches will add to the guitar as long as it plays and sounds good. Good luck!!

How did people do this rebating before routers btw??
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 16 2021 11:31:18
 
Escribano

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to johnnefastis

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How did people do this rebating before routers btw??


With mallet and a sharp chisel, I assume.

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to JasonM

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I also had a mishap when I routed my binding channels AND didn’t even get the butt strip centered with the back inlay


Just make it a little bit wider, with a ornate filler
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JasonM

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to Morante

…Just make it a little bit wider, with a ornate filler…

Yep, looks a little wonky but I rarely notice. I made the back strip wider to get it centered.



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ernandez R

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to Stu

Stu,

It's always somthing isn't it. But look at how you've overcome. This is why I feel artificial intelagace will ever replace us, our solutions to problems are part of the creative process, it's our problem solving that feeds us and inspires us to move forward and when it bad we dare to find imposable solutions. I have a oft used saying, "it's a fine line between a hero and a ****"

Right now it's seems your family is a challenge yet here you are routing, and rerouting, conquering what some monthes ago seemed imposable. This is success.

I did a lot of stupid things with my second guitar cause I thought I was better then I was, I have to laugh about it now. I made up for it afterwords and my work got better.

Before you know it you will be stringing her up, then building another, soon a Parlar for your first born, then another for your second, the wife will ask for a third , you'll make a forth... Before you know it you'll have that caravan outfitted with the whole family and doing all the craft shows building guitars on pull down benches outside under tents living the getano dream...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 18 2021 9:46:38
 
Stu

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RE: My no. 2 progress (in reply to JasonM

@Jason.

That looks decent from here. Well covered up!
I've got into a bit of a state myself! 😄 couldn't see a reasonable way out but I think I have cracked it now.

@Ernandez R thanks for you lovely post. That really helped. I read that as I was despairing the other evening! Just after a maker friend of mine had given me a similar pep talk! 😄 I think I need a kick up a the arse to get me going again. Was focusing too much on this little tail strip area that I couldn't see the words for the trees.
Think I'm over the hump now! Thanks
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