Acoustic Guitar Construction in the small shop -- Kenneth Michael Guitars est. 1978

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Work place layout -- Controlling Temperature -- Humidity -- Air Quality

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Hand tools required and/or preferred to achieve a high level of Craftsmanship

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Saws, Sanders, Drill Press etc. nice to have -- must have

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Glue choices -- types and preferences

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Ideas for (DIY) shop made tools -- save money and add to the enjoyment

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Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:27 am

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Wood selection sound-boards, backs, sides, necks and trim

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Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:39 am

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Show us your DIY shop made Side Bender and the procedure for its use

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Making and Installing

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Wood choice logic, brace shapes, braces patterns -- what and why for the "heart of the guitar"

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Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:13 pm

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dimensional parameters, brace designs, brace layout and the logic behind those choices

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Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:58 pm

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Discuss and share -- Techniques -- Logic -- Secrets?

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Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:15 am

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Solid or Laminated sides? Ribbon lining style (kerfing) - rim profiling, contouring and the logic for those choices

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Solid wood and laminates -- carving process, dimensional concerns, shape preferences

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Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:59 pm

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Sequencing -- clamping schemes -- logic, do's and don'ts

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Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:17 pm

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Selection -- purfling -- finger-board -- head-stock

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Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:29 pm

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Selection of materials -- wood -- plastic -- routing the channels etc.

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Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:18 pm

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Dove Tail -- Mortise and Tenon -- the right choice and how to get it to fit

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Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:54 pm

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Wood type -- slotting -- contouring -- fret installation

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Materials used - making - placing - gluing to the sound-board <-----<<< got to get this right!

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:32 pm

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work place -- lighting -- tools -- sanders -- abrasives

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Types of finish coatings -- application tools -- application methods

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Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:09 pm

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Nuts -- Saddles -- Fret dressing -- Intonation -- Neck Relief

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Thoughts -- Experience

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Post a few pictures of your "completed" project

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Tell us what you think of the construction books YOU OWN -- "please no hear say"

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Show us how your current project is progressing

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Things that matter and not -- Just keep it wholesome

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