vesa wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Bouchet used quatersawn spruce.
His drawings in Cahier d'atelier show very straight grain.
His upper harmonic has vertical grain direction and lower horizontal grain direction.
I use quatersawn sitka. As straight grain as possible, vertical grain direction.
Thats interesting ( upper/lower ) I see the logic there - sort of !
Fans I try to get out of the top material - or quartered spruce as close as possible.
I usually use spruce for the bars as I have a great stash of old spruce bits. Less so other light woods.
They are also bars that show in the finished instrument - which maybe is an issue ?