One could say the the wood picked me. I am incredibly fortunate this wood is available to me. All luck. In a way it seams wrong to cut this up. The plank of birch was almost 11 feet long and I was only able to get two sets of back wood and two sets of side wood out of it do to knots. It sat there under a covered wood rack for a few decades and I am sure Johny Baker had milled it for a purpose. He passed away last year and I never made the effort to talk to him about wood, flying, or the Alaskan life we both obviously love. The house I live in he built and milled every piece of wood in it from the floor joists to the spruce shiplap ceiling.
Not really aiming at a particular plan, but I'll probably brace it similar to a Santos Hernandez. According to the Gore book there is more than one way to get that explosive percussive sound with low sustain and maybe dirty dog growl as you put it lol Low mass sides and back are one way, which he prefers, allowing the energy to escape from the top very quickly, so low mass linings too. In that sense he notes Cypress or similar low mass would is essential. This is of course for a "Blanca" sound, denser wood might make a instrument which is a little more versitle. The other way to get low sustain and percussive sound is to thin the edges of the sound board making it more flubby... In not sure what I think of that one. Obviously a balance needs to be created. I noted to myself that the Santos has mostly straight fans and thus low cross grain stiffness, which seems to fit the idea for me.ernandez R wrote: ↑Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:43 am
On another thread you mention building a Flamenco next. Any idea which flavor/ plan ?
To be honest my builds have a goodly amount of dirty dog grawl but my aim is a lot more. going to just stick with my planfrom but thin the sound bars a lot, make them a th longer, and use the floating back braces I used on my second build. Lower string higthth on top: 7/8mm. Aim for 1000g but the birch I'm using for the B&S isn't light like the Cotten wood on my other builds.l am already making < 15 gram bridges.