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Cal
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New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Wed May 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Hello all, I have just joined the forum and have been having a read of some of the posts. Fantastic builds going on and a huge knowledge base too! I have had an attempt at making a guitar like instrument from scratch of my own design with what I had at hand. I have been into woodwork for years and made plenty of things, but building a guitar is a whole new ball game, my hats of to you all for the skills you have (I have much to learn)
I have finished making a bending iron with a PID controller and I will attempt a small bodied guitar/ukulele to start with.
Guitar consists of Silky Oak, Huon Pine, Claret Ash and an unknown hardwood for the fretboard. I logged and milled the Silky Oak and Claret Ash with a chainsaw mill, I have some Blackwood drying at the moment too.
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I have just finished with installation of my dust extraction too, makes a world of difference to my health and working in the shed.
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I think I will enjoy the experience sliding into the black hole!
Cheers Cal

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Wed May 16, 2018 9:12 pm

Welcome to the forum Cal and thanks for putting up the pics of your build and the workshop.
Martin

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by simso » Wed May 16, 2018 9:39 pm

Nice home workshop setup
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Do your own repairs - http://www.mirwa.com.au/How_to_Series.html

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by rocket » Wed May 16, 2018 9:51 pm

Cool workshop

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Cal
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Fri May 25, 2018 5:14 pm

I have started a couple of ukuleles, one of my daughters designed it and wants an electric ukulele. I thought I may as well do two at once. Camphor Laurel.
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