Ken McKay guitar build log for OFC

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    Load everything into the mold and clamp the ribs in place.


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    Make sure everything fits. If it doesn't back to the sander.



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    This one takes a few clamps.



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    So that is the start of the lightweight Garland. The center block is there to help to sustain. The outside wings as Ted McCarthy called them are flexible enough to create some resonance.
    Tomorrow I will I'm clamp and proceed with the Garland. Thanks for looking.


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    I will edit the mistakes when I get a chance


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    Very cool/inspiring to see this Ken. :cool:
     
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    There seems to be a good amount of interest. There's 900 views as of now.
    I'm just trying to judge the interest because this really is a lot of work documenting the build.
    I have some updates.


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    Who likes the Marty Stuart show?


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    I think Marty Stuart is one of the finest mandolin players I've ever heard. Here is with Bela Fleck.


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    Moving along with the garland I need to glue the ribs to the tailblock.


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    With the ribs clamped to the mold and everything pulled up tight to the outline, I can mark the ribs one at a time at the centerline.


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    I think this is the right picture.


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    Well here I take the ribs out of the mold and into my workmate.


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    Then I take this jig and saw the rib


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    This is amazing. Just an unbelievable amount of work; can't wait to see the finished result!
     
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    Saw on the line


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    Prepare the mahogany tailblock.


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    Trace the template
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    Saw


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    Make sure it is square. This still needs work.


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