Just keep on trucking Don. your doing fine.Bill....
Don & Kerry:
Thank you so much for the information.
Kerry: I've seen the kind of laminates I described only 2 times. Both of the instruments were luthier built nylon string guitars. I have not seen a production instrument with that type of lamination. I also saw it when watching a "How It's Made" TV episode which showed how Steinway Pianos are constructed :) But that's apples & ostriches.
Don: thanks for indulging my digression and for the info:). Have a great time with your project, and like my friend Kerry advises: "Post pictures of your progress, please?".
Have a great week guys :)
I have very old dobro on my bench right now, it's such a cool sounding instrument that I decided I want to make one just like it. The top and back are made from 1/4"lumbercore plywood (solid basswod core -many prices edge joined- and mahogany on the outsides) and the cone is held up with four peices of this same plywood glued underneath to create a rabbetd edge.
I would prefer proper wood pot for a square neck. If you're making your own pot, there are numerous videos and lots of instruction among the banjo builders.
As far as the lumbercore plywood goes, I'm going to glue some up for my project I'm interested in how the side bending turns out with yours.
Hello Don. Welcome to our addiction. Glad to see your old school. I too am an old timer (68)two weeks ago. I'm just getting up the power tools to assist me in my builds. I've rebuilt 4 old guitars in the last year. Just finished an old Parlor Guitar which I gave to a little girl just this last Friday. I'm constructing a thickness sander right now before I start my next build. A size2 Martin, instrument that's been around since 1858. Lots of smart builders on this forum. I will defer to the experts on your questions however. Just wanted to say hi.
Don , the wrecked tops I have seen were 3 ply.
Don I posted a link to pictures of my kerfing jig a few weeks ago. There are lots of other kerfing jig designs out there for bandsaws and table saws. Its not hard to make.