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Thread: Maple and Purple Heart Semi-Hollow Les Paul Carve Top

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    Cool Maple and Purple Heart Semi-Hollow Les Paul Carve Top

    I have no idea what I'm doing. Not only am I ill-equipped, inexperienced and not a very good guitar player to boot; this should be interesting. And I will only use hand tools

    Maple top pieces chosen, glued, layout drawn and cut. I went with the heartwood because I could



    Carving....




    Outside carved...


    Wiped for preview....
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    On to cutting the neck pocket and f-hole...




    Just needs some final sanding...





    And I leave you with the neck glue up....




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    About time to bring out the purple heart back piece....



    That is it so far. Any Advice greatly appreciated. Never really used any of these tools before or have a clue what I am doing. If I am doing anything ignorant don't be afraid...to throw a shoe at me

    Here is what I do for my day job....Restoring, building, racing these things....

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    Looks good so far. The piece on the bottom of the body looks like oak. Was that done intentionally?

    Robby

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    I am liking the maple heart/sap contrast ...and the Porsche!

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    Updates....Slow going but I do have a job

    Body done except for binding
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    Resawing Purpleheart fingerboard
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    Progress! Neck fitted and carved, all by hand of course. next is mounting some hardware...


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    Looking really good!

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    Checking back on this, any finished guitar pics perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nima hadavi View Post
    I have no idea what I'm doing. Not only am I ill-equipped, inexperienced and not a very good guitar player to boot; this should be interesting. And I will only use hand tools
    For not knowing what you're doing, it sure looks like you know what you're doing. Very nice!
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness..." - Mark Twain

    Diapers and Politicians need to be changed often... Usually for the same reason.

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    I do admire your handy work, building by hand is a time consuming chore. Definitely a work of love.

    My son and I build guitars with a home built CNC and that gets time consuming, so great hand work, would love to see when finished.

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