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    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Also -- Chuck has some fun ideas.
    Let's try and keep this thread clean please

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    I can't wait to see how this turns out, Ken. What strange cast-off wood will be next?
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    Sides completed with same treatment with knitting needles and epoxy and a touch of CA glue here and there...linings made from same pallet wood...neck and tail blocks Sepela (From Stock)
    PICT0036-1 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    PICT0030 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Ken,

    Looking really good. Almost too good really. what sort of finish are you thinking? A "stored in the shed" look or, or something a little more sparkly?

    "faking" the rat look patina is not that easy... but it could look awesome.

    6sc

    ps: you missed a great wedding - I loved every minute of it :-)

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    Time to do the Rosette bit...It's a one piece rosette job, done on my old converted Kerry bench drill/milling machine..on a small rotary table.
    First I mill out the groove with the right size cutter.
    PICT0040-2 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    PICT0043-1 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    Nice chunk of contrasting Paduke for the rosette.
    PICT0048 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    with the cutter stil set at the same diametre as the groove a shallow skim on the surface.
    PICT0051-1 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Next I machine away the surplus material to a depth of 2.5 mm using the skimmed ring as a marker.
    PICT0053 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    Then sliced off on the bandsaw.
    PICT0059 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    PICT0061 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    PICT0064 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Next a trial fit.
    PICT0067 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    Then glued in and sanded flush.
    PICT0072 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    Cutting the soundhole.
    PICT0074 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    PICT0077 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Um... what, exactly, will you be doing with this afterwards?

    Because I'm feeling a level of desire usually reserved for Mary Stuart Masterson in Some Kind Of Wonderful or a Moore Bettah...
    Just loving life. I get to make music for a living because of you people.
    Thank you.

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    "What do you want to be when you grow up??" ME: "A LUTHIER!!"

    This is just so freaking cool to watch & can't wait to hear the finished "experiment"!
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    How about some stenciling; This Side Up, Handle With Care, Use No Hooks........
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