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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-04-18T14:41:23+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=11115 2012-04-18T14:41:23+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=113313#p113313 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]> Statistics: Posted by dralla — Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:41 pm


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2010-06-16T19:30:21+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105665#p105665 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]> Statistics: Posted by Freeman — Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:30 pm


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2010-06-16T17:12:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105660#p105660 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]> Statistics: Posted by zhyla — Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:12 pm


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2010-06-16T03:44:19+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105654#p105654 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]>
I'll post another couple of construction pics and if they throw up any more queries, I'm happy to answer, as always.

But, zhyla, you asked how I cut the soundhole. I still hadn't finalised my method as I approached it on the morning I did it. But I had a sudden realisation that I was dealing with a piece of timber only about 2.75mm thick. So in brief I made a jig - a short piece of timber (about 10mmx10mm and about 30mm longer than the radius of the soundhole) with a screw through one end which would be screwed down through the centre of the circular soundhole mark (school compass and pencil) into a piece of waste ply. The guitar top was clamped to the bench with the ply underneath. Then at the point of the circumference, I drilled a small hole (1.5mm) in the jig and tapped through a piece hacksaw blade ground down to about 2mm wide (not far from matchstick width) and sharpened razorsharp in a curved "point" at the end which would protrude. I tapped it through until about 2mm protruded. Then with the screw screwed through the centre point of the soundhole but not so tight that it would resist the jig being rotated, I simply worked my way round the circle, cutting deeper and deeper until I knew I was more than half way through, then unscrewed the centre screw, inverted the work and repeated the operation until the soundhole came free. There was a tiny disparity in the middle of the cut where my cutter blade had approached at a minutely different angle, but it cleaned up with 280 paper in about 30 secs. If anyone is familiar with the very old fashioned homemade tool called a scratch stock, it was the "scratch stock" principle which gave me this idea. And if I was doing more than one, I'd make something which was more durable. Mine was essentially a single use device.

I do hope you press on, zhyla. This was my first and I am more than pleased with it. It certainly isn't perfect and I took a lot of risk with timber choice and self drawn plans but when I strum her open strings and hear the sustain slowly decay in a sort of throbbing manner... well, it feels good. :D

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2010-06-10T14:40:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105552#p105552 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]> Statistics: Posted by zhyla — Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:40 pm


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2010-06-10T06:22:17+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105545#p105545 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]> nice piece of "Book Matching" on the back of the instrument, as far as I can see
cheers jim.

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2010-06-10T03:52:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105543#p105543 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]> Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:52 am


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2010-06-09T22:22:21+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105531#p105531 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]>
Time to hit the hardwood store...

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2010-06-09T21:25:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105528#p105528 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]> rln@ihug.co.nz for better resolution pics or if you want to move the whole thing out of the forum. Let me know as soon as or if you want the next installment. :D

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2010-06-09T15:43:32+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11115&p=105522#p105522 <![CDATA[Re: Weissenborn teardrop style]]>
ricbleu wrote:
The third pic is my high tech bending pipe which is self explanatory.


Hang on there, that's the part I didn't understand! Is this for curving the sides? I get why a round pipe would make a handy mandrel for that. But what is with the drill?

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