Acoustic Guitar Construction in the small shop -- Kenneth Michael Guitars LLC

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:37 pm 
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Though I have quite a bit of woodworking experience, I am new to this activity, and so far I only made one guitar in a class with John Ressler. I am setting up my shop to make acoustic guitars. This is my open-front bending machine, to be used with silicone blanket heater. Yes, I have copied details from several other machines I see on the net.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:49 pm 
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Very nice!! Please keep us informed with your progress!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:53 pm 
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That is as impressive as it is massive. What do you feel are the benefits of the open end design?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:47 am 
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John, the open-end allows for much easier retrieval of the bent parts. Also as my threaded press gadget does not have a very long travel, it makes loading the parts also simpler.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:36 am 
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Nice! I look forward to seeing your woodworking skills on a guitar.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:41 pm 
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Thanks for the explanation Pedro, it makes prefect sense. May build one myself.

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