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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by pondman, Nov 6, 2017.
Jeez, so much missed building time.
Jeez, so much missed building time. I hope it heals well!
Thats really unfortunate, I hope you have a speedy recovery.
That now makes two of us posting in pondman’s threads one-handed.
I don’t suppose there’s a gore photo to hang up next to my workbench?
Damn Pond. Just... damn.
Here’s to rapid and proper healing.
Yeah - May you heal in upwards of eight thousand revolutions per minute.
Exactly, but on the other hand I think being nervous and over thinking can be just as bad, thats why I always tell people to enjoy rather than worry.
Not sure what you mean or if your joshing but anyway.
Indeed , very frustrating being at home with free time and not being able to give the workshop a hammering.
I have the cast removed on Thursday so i will show a pic of the stitched up area. Because he had to pull the edges of the crater together it looks like a star now as far as i can remember.
Also apologies to anyone that was disturbed by those pics , I did contact Randy afterwards as i couldn't edit, and he doesn't have a problem with it but did mention that i should have put a warning up first Lesson learned.
Get well soon man, this quite unfortunate but luckily it wasn't any worse. My father in law used to build furniture and he has managed to cut through most of his fingers. They're still there but he can only move pointer and thumb on each hand.
Now this guitar should be gore themed regardless if awesome woods. A blood splutter maybe?
At your father.
I'm already on it with that theme
Dear holy shit, what a nightmare come tru.
I wish for a speedy unproblematic recovery for you, Sir.
BTW, acupuncture can be really helpful on the recovery path.
On the bright side: You can charge more for a build with genuine lutherian blood stains
Hope you get well soon, sounds like a serious injury. Had a similar mishap once with my router and luckily only had an ugly cut in my hand that healed quickly. However, first project after that was a routing table and I never touched a handheld router ever since...
It's the thumb's Metacarpal then.
Excess confidence is a bitch, more so with lots of miles in these works. Not saying it was what happened with you, just reminding us all of that...
... One must respect the power of tools...
This sounds horrific and scary! All the best for your recovery!
The router got you Saturday, you had the surgery Sunday, and here it is Tuesday and still no new guitar. That timeline isn't adding up.
You're slipping Pondman - get on the ball!
Seriously, though, get well soon.
Dam Pondman that sucks,i really hope you make a speedy and full recovery..& thanks for laying this out for everyone to see and read about (someone please pin this as an eye opener to novice builders,if this can bite a pro like pondman you need to know about it!)
I really do love the things a router can do and the finish it can give but i fucking hate using the things,i always have the feeling the thing is out to kill me when ever i turn it on lol ....kinda reminds me of Steven kings the mangler
This thread has pretty much confirmed the need/want for me to move to a DIY CNC setup...the Eshapeoko is the next thing on my hardware shopping list.
Don't mention cnc around pondman, but +1 for shapeoko.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
Oh, wow. Sorry to hear that. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Ok this is the body. I managed to book match the gnarliest piece of Pippy Elm and lined up the natural opening with bark still attached as would be sound holes. As chance would have it I'd already installed some red LED's under the sound holes, you can just see em in the pics (these will keep in with the blood bath theme).
There i a layer of Spalted Silver Birch laid the opposite way under the Elm and then another layer of SSB for the back, running the same way as the Elm. I found the Spalt Birch inside a tree a few years ago.
The neck is Quilt Mahogany and Elm with a Pippy Elm ferret.
Fanned from 25.5 to 27.5.
I made a mistake on the other neck in the background so i'll use that as fanned 6 to compliment this one.
I made this body and neck just before the accident btw.
Sweet baby Buddha that is a beautiful combination of woods....
are those going to be bolt ons or set necks?