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Old 09-06-2011, 09:42 PM
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If I could get that many hours away at night I would sit in a local bar and a few months later walk in the house with a store bought "geetar" and tell everyone at home I made it. Just make a few small mods on the labels. BRILLIANT!
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:59 PM
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Can someone PM me when this is complete? This is turning into a kluge.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:11 PM
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Can someone PM me when this is complete? This is turning into a kluge.
LOL. Speaking of which, my wife has been looking at houses online.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:41 AM
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LOL. Speaking of which, my wife has been looking at houses online.
She moving out?

Good luck. I hear NC is nice.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:11 AM
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She moving out?

Good luck. I hear NC is nice.
LOL. Not gonna happen. She wants a bigger house. More for me to clean. Great.
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:07 PM
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I was bored this week so I built a go-bar deck kind of like this one:

http://home.comcast.net/~kathymatsus...e/glueback.jpg

Mine's 2' x 2' x 2' so it's not as high but it fits under my workbench which is nice. I glued two boards of 3/4" MDF to make the platforms and used steel pipe for the beams to make it sturdy so that I could use the top for a lower work platform. That way either I can work on stuff from any angle - while sitting on a chair no less - or Joey can use it to play with stuff on. I was thinking of picking up some of those little balsa birdhouse kits from Michael's.

It's pretty heavy but I could also lift if up on the workbench and use it for its intended purpose: to clamp down things on a guitar build. I'm hoping to put it to use for my second build, whenever I get around to that.

I'm also using it as a storage rack for scrap wood, tool bins and boxes of sandpaper. I'd take pictures but the basement's a wreck.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:31 PM
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I went over to my friend's place last night and did a little more gluing things on:



BTW, I hate those nylon rods.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:47 PM
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I decided to put off the lower face bars and just glue in the X brace. This time I used the radius dish and I also took precautions to make sure that no go-bars slipped off!



BTW, I also tapered the ends of the side finger braces with a chisel. This isn't their final shape yet though.







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Old 09-25-2011, 02:02 PM
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Dam man. With the time and effort required to build this guitar it should be worth at least 2K. When can we call this a guitar kluge?
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:43 PM
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Dam man. With the time and effort required to build this guitar it should be worth at least 2K. When can we call this a guitar kluge?
Actually a handmade guitar usually costs well over $4,000 but that's when done by an experienced luthier and even then it usually only takes them 40-80 hours of work. If you want to call this a kluge I guess you can. I knew it would take me at least a year but it's turned into a lesson in time management and hopefully an illustration of "what not to do" to others looking to try so that they can avoid my mistakes and uncertainties.

BTW, this guitar will not have a price. Besides not being top quality it will also have some sentimental value. FWIW I'm hoping that the next one goes smoother. I'm already in the early planning stages for something more traditional and need to buy some materials.
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