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Thread: All walnut top, back sides, and neck

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    Cool looking wood... Just treat it like any hardwood top and make it thinner than you would a softwood spruce/cedar top. Around 0.070 is a good rule of thumb realizing that each piece of wood is different density. Really, how you construct with the wood makes more difference than what type of wood it is. I'll bet it will sound great.

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    Happy to report that the side bending went perfectly...almost too perfectly. There is almost no straight grain to prevent splintering in a piece of crotch walnut, so I didnt know what to expect. It took to the hot pipe with almost no resistance.
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    Hi,
    Thanks for posting on the walnut build. I have a customer requesting I build a concert taropatch with some fiddleback walnut b&s a d spruce top. The only problem is I’ve never built one yet and I’m kinda sweating bending the sides. Guess I’ll be searching this site for pointers. D88A6142-19E4-4C71-8AF7-1009E80DD926.jpg

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    I took the sides down to about .10 I use a pipe heated by a propane torch. I misted the pieces just prior to bending....do not soak. I moved along at about a 1/4" at a time and let the wood tell me when to apply light pressure. I went over the piece three times, re-misting each time, and adding a little more bend each time. Good luck to you.
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    Finished the all Walnut Concert today. Strings are still settling in but I am pleased with the voice and sustain at this point. DSC_9699.jpg[ATTA
    Last edited by Ron Carter; 10-20-2020 at 11:17 AM.

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    adDSC_9700.jpgdtional picture

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    Looking nice... Love the leaves in the picture. Gives it a Fall feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequoia View Post
    Looking nice... Love the leaves in the picture. Gives it a Fall feeling.
    Only place on the property with decent lighting.

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    Very nice!

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    Ver, very nice! What is the neck made of?
    "Why is it that you never have time to do it right the first time, but you always have time to do it right the second time??"

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