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    Kelley Mandolins Skip Kelley's Avatar
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    looks good Skip, is that two point Claro Walnut?
    Charles, it is Claro. Thanks for the kind words. How are you doing in Florida?

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ID:	196466Not Mandolin related yet but hopefully some inlay at some point. Learning this beast and affinity designer. My first attempt at a larger engraving.
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    Nice, Shaper Origin. I'm currently rebuilding my CNC for the 5th, and hopefully last time. I got sick of having to work around technology. Technology should work for ME. There may or may not be concrete and permanent modifications to my house involved.

    Here's the moving plate of the Z axis. It's 750mm long.

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    After comments here about them in another thread, I thought it was a good way to go to get my feet wet. Not a 3D CNC but functional and if you work on layers you can work some 3D objects. Once it pays for itself, items made with it and sold, I will be more serious about a true 3D CNC or maybe the much less expensive Journeyman from onefinity. Eyeballs on the Yeti CNC at the moment. But that is a ways off.

    I know a man here who uses one to route bodies and pickup cavities in his electric instruments. I haven’t done that yet.
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    Yeah, it's a cool toy for sure. I see it as more of a "Super Festool Domino" for joinery at strange angles. And of course for decorative and inlay work, it should be excellent. Try doing some pearl and let us know how it goes, it should be a very logical extension of the traditional process. Just with... more fancy tape involved.

    The Yeti and other Smartbench designs are completely useless for lutherie.

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    I don’t cut petal just wood. Maybe someday. I suppose I shouldn’t have posted it. I thought it was interesting what the local electric instrument guy used it for the pickup route truss rod jig building etc. but for you guys doing carved instruments I have no idea.
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    I think it'd be excellent for roughing out contours. Not to mention all kinds of jigs and fixtures.

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    I hope so but I didn't buy it for that just thought if anyone here was looking they might get some ideas. I need to make items now to sell and make some cash on. I can't make it trying to make instruments. That is a one-off here and there for fun for me. I'll learn the affinity designer program better and hopefully, be able to convert some plans to SVG and try it out for jigs and maybe ruff shaping. Sadly it isn't a current priority. I can make better money, making tables and such.

    You nailed it though when you said it takes a lot of time with the software. If it wasn't for my company turning down my travel requests for work I wouldn't have time to do it.
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    Not every day in the shop is perfect, so you need some creative solutions....problem solved!
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    Not every day in the shop is perfect, so you need some creative solutions....problem solved!
    I appreciate you posting this. When I have days like that in the shop, I think it's just me and I should stick to farming. The fact that you have these days too gives me hope. Thanks!
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    That is a shame James, it looked like a beautiful instrument. I really like your pine tree-mountain signature!
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    Not every day in the shop is perfect, so you need some creative solutions....problem solved!
    That's got to be satisfying. Did you run it over with your truck first?

    My first guitar I'm working belongs in that fire but I'm going to finish it anyway because I need to learn all the steps.
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    No picture, but I just discovered a cross grain fracture in the X brace on a gut string Martin I've been working on. It's right by the foot of the bridge. Aargh.

    The top is much too flexible in that area, and rotates forward significantly under the tension of nylon strings. It appears that a previous attempt was made to stabilize it with glue, but the old repair failed. At least the top does not appear to have been thinned.

    Do any of you highly experienced restoration people have any suggestions on a reliable fix without taking the back off and replacing the brace?

    Update: Have just determined that the bridge plate is a replacement, and that it was not mortised into the gap beneath the X-brace. Nor was any effort made to fill the gap with a splint. Hence the failure of the brace to do it's job, and hence the fracture.

    Time to call the owner.
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    Spoke to the owner. I'm going to open her up and do it right, replace the brace, move the bridge plate forward [it's too far back], and take care of anything else that needs attention while she's open. I wish I had discovered the problem before I had re-set the neck, but that's the way it goes. Maybe I'll get lucky and the geometry will be right when I get it back together.

    I've opened only a handful of instruments-- 2 Gibson oval holes, a '40's J-45, a '60's Goya 12 string, and a few violins. It's touchy work. Violins are easier than mandos and guitars.

    I cracked open Teeter's book and my worn out copy of Kamimoto's book [required reading] and read their instructions again, carefully. Got out my scraper and my knives and loosened a few inches of binding, and it's coming off clean. Perhaps I'll have sense enough to maintain a slow pace and she'll continue to cooperate.

    Does anyone know what the factory spec was for the radius of the X brace on a gut string Martin?

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    When I was approx. 19 and stationed at Tinker AFB in OKC, Don Teeter lived about a mile down the road from me. He did the best $100 fret job I've ever seen on my old 1940s archtop guitar.

    I learned a lot of great things from him. He was the first guy I met that used a machinist's level of precision and measuring to problem solve guitar repairs. That old Martin guitar on the cover of his book and his custom with the vine inlay in the fingerboard used to sit in the back of the shop and I'd play them on every visit. He sold the old Martin and I'm not sure where his guitar wound up. At one time he also sold me a 1930 style 3 National tri cone for $75!

    OKC back then was filled with dozens and dozens and dozens of old school pawnshops that were loaded with old guitars. I'd buy up one or two a week and then ship them off to Stan Jay at Mandolin Brothers. As a teenager, I had enough cool old guitars that in today's market I sell & could buy my house!

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    Another medieval lute just completed:
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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    Are you calling me lyre?

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    Diamond volutes.
    Guitars, not mandolins. Purely ornamental, a PITA to carve, but compared to a scroll? Not so bad really! They do have to be sharp and precise though, and when things need to be sharp and precise, take a picture and show it to other people. That puts you on your A game!
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    I think this will work well:
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    That is some great curl!
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    A Morin Khuur (by request of customer):
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    What is the background of this instrument. Jo? Is it European or Indian or from elsewhere?
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    I always loved that quote, John, from one of my comedy heroes, the late great Eric Morcambe.

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    Morin Khuur is a horse head fiddle and I think it is Mongolian. Reminds me of something the Hu would play. Very cool Jo!
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