Winter Builds

Construction and repair of Classical Guitar and related instruments
JohnH
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Location: Irving, Texas,USA

Re: Winter Builds

Post by JohnH » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:15 pm

simonm wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:37 pm
printer2 wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:24 am

Ice fishing on the river.
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Reminds me of "Grumpy Old Men"

Way too cold for me.
I immediately had both of those thoughts when I saw the picture.

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Brian McCombs
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Location: Union City, Michigan

Re: Winter Builds

Post by Brian McCombs » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:24 pm

Ironically, the river thawed and it rained, a lot. It flooded the low lying areas of our town. No real damage but it was the highest water around here in the last 30 years or so.

I sealed the guitar with 2 part epoxy....just a thin watery coat massaged deeply into the fibers of the wood. I'll do this several more times before complete. It knocked all the orange off the Padauk and settled it down.

Fitted the heel cap with the dirtiest thumbnail ever.

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Brian McCombs
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Re: Winter Builds

Post by Brian McCombs » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:45 am

I woke up this morning and it was spring....at least that is what my phone said.... OK, if you say so, but at 23 degrees, it sure doesn't feel like it.

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Brian McCombs
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Re: Winter Builds

Post by Brian McCombs » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:58 pm

I have a bit of a guitar making hangover....first coats of shellac. A couple weeks and I'll have it strung.

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