New to the group and guitar building

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:17 am

I think I’ve got rotten fruit :? Will be sure too load pics on another browser first next time.

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by 56nortondomy » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:23 pm

I'm using IE and the pics are upside down, tried on google chrome and still up the wrong way. Wayne

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Boe Jonamassa » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:00 am

Hi

I just had a look at the metadata of the first photo in your post and it says to rotate 180 degrees, that is why it's upside down! This was actually a big issue with the iPad in the early days when developers forgot to account for Lefties. The normal orientation for taking a photo with an iPad is to have the home button at the top or the right, but lefties were turning it 180 degrees to have the button on the left, so the photo was upside down, but was seen normally. They did fix that issue, so I am not sure what is going on with yours, maybe an after market app or setting, nothing to do with browsers.

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:31 am

Thanks for that Col, they were taken with the iPhone and transferred to the iPad. Your explanation makes sense as I sometimes take photos horizontally with the button in my left hand, I have never given it a thought. No third party apps involved, but I have not been tempted to update either device lately. Will be sure to hold the phone the other way in future and check in preview on chrome or something else before posting.
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:37 pm

Ok, let’s see if these are up the right way, added kerfing and bracing to both lots of sides. I am now struggling with the thought of how best to do set up the soundboard and backs for these, do I leave them flat or will I need to add radius to them? I need to work out what the neck angle will be and how best to get it all set out....
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:15 pm

Made up a pair of radius dishes today, turned out well I think. Next up a go-bar deck to use them with!
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:27 pm

Nice work Cal. Something I do with my dishes - I glue two dishes back to back or glue on a 20mm MDF backing plate to keep them rigid. The added weight is also handy if your using a dish to sand sides to back/top profiles.
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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by Cal » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:43 pm

Point taken, makes a lot of sense to add another layer or two to them. I will have to sort out where to store them when not in use, ideally laying flat rather than on end. MDF has a mind of its own!

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Re: New to the group and guitar building

Post by kiwigeo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:44 am

With the bracing layer added you can store them on their end.
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Point taken, makes a lot of sense to add another layer or two to them. I will have to sort out where to store them when not in use, ideally laying flat rather than on end. MDF has a mind of its own!
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