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    Interesting project. I personally think the Martin concert shape is quite ugly and it's why I chose a Ditson style for my concerts. Need wood ken? I have some cuban... Side bar - after a long time having no commissions for concerts I have recently added 5 to the list $

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    A 2' X 4' sheet of birch ply arrived today and I started marking it out for making the mold/ solera.
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    Now cut into 4 parts...I'll try and record how I make this in case some other mad fool wants to make one.
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    Clamped three 18mm boards all together, lined up template then drilled (on pedestal drill) and dowelled one side , flipped over template lined it up again,then drilled and dowelled other side...This is an important stage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    A 2' X 4' sheet of birch ply arrived today and I started marking it out for making the mold/ solara.
    OK, it's now the second time in as many days that I read this word (solara/solera), and I have idea what it means. Google doesn't seem to know either, at least not in the context of woodworking... Can someone explain?
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    A solera is sort of a base on which an instrument is built. It can take different forms but generally has the shape of the body plus neck. Usually the instrument is made with the soundboard placed on the solera (which may be dished) and is used for the Spanish heel method. This method ensures correct neck alignment.

    Go to Youtube and enter "Classical guitar solera' and you'll find info on making and using one.

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    Just wondering--any idea when this might be for sale--i wouldn't want to miss it!

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    I have a part completed Tenor still in the Mold, it needs a back fitting ..I forgotten all about it till you just jogged my memory

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    Bandsawing out the centres close to the line.
    PICT0031_zpstzfhxg3q by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    All three done, now to the Router and laminate trimmer and template.
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    Routing to the template.
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    Once top plate is formed I now use it as a template for the other two.
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    PICT0050_zpsbngpbfvs by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    The centre board now has 1 inch sawn off the neck end (all comes clear later)
    PICT0062_zpsca3vnupc by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    Now reassembled and being glued up.
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    Next a bit of trimming and a removable insert made and fitted to accomodate fitting the neck at a later.
    PICT0069_zps5q07b4e3 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainger View Post
    OK, it's now the second time in as many days that I read this word (solara/solera), and I have idea what it means. Google doesn't seem to know either, at least not in the context of woodworking... Can someone explain?
    Great! Thank you very much!
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