Luthiers: what's on your workbench?

sargebaker

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Here's another recently completed bass that is pretty party in front, business in the back. Buckeye Burl top on Walnut with an Oak neck. It's back to guitars now for a little while.

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Goede guitars

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I was thinking that so many people enjoy guitar builds...many of us excitedly post the photos we get as our guitars are being built...wouldn't it be cool if those who are always building, posted what they were working on? Or maybe just wanted to share an "I crossed this hurdle today" or "check out this wood grain" or...

Anyway, here's hoping that there are some luthiers on TPG who think so too! :)

I was thinking that so many people enjoy guitar builds...many of us excitedly post the photos we get as our guitars are being built...wouldn't it be cool if those who are always building, posted what they were working on? Or maybe just wanted to share an "I crossed this hurdle today" or "check out this wood grain" or...

Anyway, here's hoping that there are some luthiers on TPG who think so too! :)
 

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Goede guitars

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I was thinking that so many people enjoy guitar builds...many of us excitedly post the photos we get as our guitars are being built...wouldn't it be cool if those who are always building, posted what they were working on? Or maybe just wanted to share an "I crossed this hurdle today" or "check out this wood grain" or...

Anyway, here's hoping that there are some luthiers on TPG who think so too! :)
Here's a few things I'm working on in different stages of completion
 

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dB

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I'm no luthier but I did just build this at a recent archtop building workshop. Now I need to apply some sort of finish.

What do you all suggest? I do have an airless sprayer as well as an HVLP, but I have never sprayed nitro before. And the shop that I work in has a loose agreement that we only use water based/borne finishes unless it's the linseed/wax mix we sometimes use for furniture.

I appreciate any recommendations.
 

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derekd

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I'm no luthier but I did just build this at a recent archtop building workshop. Now I need to apply some sort of finish.

What do you all suggest? I do have an airless sprayer as well as an HVLP, but I have never sprayed nitro before. And the shop that I work in has a loose agreement that we only use water based/borne finishes unless it's the linseed/wax mix we sometimes use for furniture.

I appreciate any recommendations.
No idea but congrats on what looks like a wonderful job on your archtop.

Good luck with the finish work.
 
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I'm no luthier but I did just build this at a recent archtop building workshop. Now I need to apply some sort of finish.

What do you all suggest? I do have an airless sprayer as well as an HVLP, but I have never sprayed nitro before. And the shop that I work in has a loose agreement that we only use water based/borne finishes unless it's the linseed/wax mix we sometimes use for furniture.

I appreciate any recommendations.
I've started using Crystalac Brite Tone this year and have been very happy with it. However, my experience with water-based spraying is that it works better with even a cheap hvlp conversion gun running off of a compressor. The Fuji turbine that I have blows air that's pretty warm and seems to dry the finish too quickly which results in a ton of orange peel. Running off of a compressor has given me at least great results.
 




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