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« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2013, 03:37:24 PM »

Well, it's been a while since my last update. My luthier had a series of health issues that delayed progress, but here's the latest....

"....I got the binding scraped, smoothed, filled and sanded. I added a sealer coat of shellac to the back and sides, but not to the front."
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« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2013, 03:50:31 PM »

Tinman,

Your guitar is looking great.  The wait will be well worth it.  Really looking forward to see its completion.  nice guitar

(Health issues have put my guitar building on hold for now as well)
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« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2013, 05:34:54 PM »

That top is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2013, 07:50:34 PM »

Looking good.....
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« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2013, 02:49:27 PM »

My new heart is beginning to beat a little faster~!      +1
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« Reply #85 on: April 01, 2013, 02:51:58 PM »

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« Reply #86 on: April 01, 2013, 05:27:02 PM »

Wow, Ross, don't know how you can stand it! Looking forward to hearing you play it!
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« Reply #87 on: April 09, 2013, 07:02:13 PM »

First song on your new guitar........

Two Hearts  by Phil Collins  whistling
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« Reply #88 on: April 09, 2013, 07:09:47 PM »

First song on your new guitar........

Two Hearts  by Phil Collins  whistling

Gotta look that one up!     
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« Reply #89 on: April 26, 2013, 01:49:53 AM »

Looking good. Will it be done by June and will you be bringing it to Morral? I'd love to see it up close.
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« Reply #90 on: April 26, 2013, 04:14:26 AM »

Looking good. Will it be done by June and will you be bringing it to Morral? I'd love to see it up close.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!  Chris just sent the following photos of the bridge he's made for it....
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« Reply #91 on: May 15, 2013, 09:01:32 PM »

Nice bridge.
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« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2013, 09:04:57 PM »

You have the patience of Job my friend    It looks like it will be great when it arrives at your home!!
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« Reply #93 on: May 15, 2013, 11:36:04 PM »

Well it shouldn't be TOO much longer!  Here are a couple of photos after some finish (2 coats) have been applied.  It's had 2 finish coats of shellac and 2 coats of oil/varnish so far, with a light sanding with 600 grit in between...... +1
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« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2013, 03:09:33 AM »

It is looking good. nice guitar
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« Reply #95 on: June 10, 2013, 05:56:02 PM »

Well, after two years' planning, I get to pick up (no pun, honest!) the Tinman Heart Guitar tomorrow.  I wholeheartedly  (yeah, that one WAS a pun...) recommend Christopher Kenney of Acorn House Workshop.  He shed blood and a few tears putting this one together for me.....I will let the photos speak for me - I'm stunned! 


 nice guitar
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« Reply #96 on: June 10, 2013, 05:57:34 PM »

A few more - proud new parent here!
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« Reply #97 on: June 10, 2013, 07:32:33 PM »

  It was worth the wait +1
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« Reply #98 on: June 10, 2013, 08:18:27 PM »

Incredible story and a gorgeous guitar. I hope you play it in great health for many years to come. As I've only recently joined the forum a few months ago, the latest post brought it to my attention kind of late in the process. Nonetheless, I started at the beginning when I got an idea what was going on here and smiled all the way through! Congratulations on several levels! +1 nice guitar
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« Reply #99 on: June 10, 2013, 08:25:42 PM »

Looks awesome! I know you are excites
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