JohnG

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25 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Looking really good! Is that the same 'Tru-oil' sold as gun stock finish?

Yes, it’s the Birchwood Casey gun stock finish. 

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3 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

One of the top 25  most Intense builds on here! 

I’m flattered that you think so, but I assure you- If I can make this, there are at least 25 people on this forum that can make an even better one! I got lucky and stumbled upon some wood that does most of the work for me, and knew someone that could tell me exactly what to do! :D

Plenty of room for improvement, but it does stun me every time I stop and think about the fact that I made it!

At any rate, it has been a very enjoyable build!

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38 minutes ago, pkinneb said:

The grain on that wood is flippin amazing great job!!

Thanks! Putting the oil on the cedar soundboard really brought out a lot of subtle figure. Of course the back is looking pretty good too! I was very fortunate to end up with the materials I did for this project, and it really reinforces how much grain selection can impact the final product.

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To make it worse, I started this during my daughter’s nap. Once I had it clamped in place for one of the holes, my daughter woke up and I had to run back into the house to meet her, so I had to leave it there unattended for about half an hour! 

:o:wacko:

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