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DanSavage
Posted 2018-01-12 1:50 AM (#540758 - in reply to #537422)
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Next job is to get the electronics installed, which means cutting and drilling holes in the bowl.

First I drew a template in CAD for the jacks. The photo is kind of blurry, but you get the idea.

Test fit of jacks.

I used spray glue to secure the printed template to the side of the bowl.



Jack holes all drilled and ready for installation.



The Optima needs a molded mount to be glued to the inside of the bowl and a hole cut for the face plate/outer mount.

Mount location is marked on the inside of the bowl.

I also marked the location of the hole for the battery box.



Holes for Optima and battery box are cut.



The area where the mount is glued to the bowl is masked off.



And, roughed up with 220-grit sandpaper, as was the underside of the mount.



Mount is glued with Hysol 0151 and clamped to cure for 24 hours. Then, it's time to start final fitting of the top in preparation to gluing it to the bowl.

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moody, p.i.
Posted 2018-01-13 5:23 PM (#540807 - in reply to #537422)
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This stuff is so cool.....
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marenostrum
Posted 2018-01-14 10:04 AM (#540814 - in reply to #540807)
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moody, p.i. - 2018-01-13 12:23 AM

This stuff is so cool.....


+1 ...
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-01-15 9:01 AM (#540830 - in reply to #537422)
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The bowl is ready to be glued to the top. All the holes are cut and/or drilled, label has been printed and glued into place.



Here's a close-up of the label. The gold metallic toner really makes this look like gold foil.



Holes are masked from the inside. Time to glue the top to the bowl.



Visqueen is taped to the gluing board, just in case. Top is in place.



A bead of Hysol 0151 is run along the lining.



Top and bowl are joined and excess glue scraped off. I'll wait 24 hours, then pull the body off the board.

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-01-19 1:21 AM (#540859 - in reply to #537422)
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I pulled the body off the bench and sanded off the excess top overhang in preparation for routing.



I removed all the hardware from my Stewmac MacRostie binding trimmer to use it as a router table.



Purfling channel is routed.



Binding channel is routed. Next job is to glue in the zipflex abalone purfling, then bend the rosewood bindings to shape.



Edited by DanSavage 2018-01-19 1:23 AM
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-01-19 4:33 AM (#540863 - in reply to #537422)
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This is going to become a wonderful guitar.And I love the vintage style Ovation label. I never understood why Ovation exchanged these with those cheap and ugly-looking blueish paper labels. Inside of really expensive guitars!

I must say that I did not understand all technical specifications of this story but as far as I got it: you are able to built Ovation bowls?
Now that this is about to get complete, did you ever think about an Ovation JUMBO guitar?
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-01-19 12:00 PM (#540865 - in reply to #540863)
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Hi Michel,

Yes, I think you're right. The top has a nice tap tone. It sounds a lot like a wooden drum.

Thanks! I like the old foil labels, too. Especially in gold foil. I would suspect the change from the foil to paper had a lot to do with the bottom line. Too bad, because the foil labels really add a touch of class.

Yes, that's the gist of it. I can now mold my own bowls, both deep and parlor. As you know I'm not really a fan of cut-away guitars, so these two suit me just fine.

An Ovation jumbo would be interesting. I imagine it would be really loud.

Actually, my next project will be an interesting one. Not so much for what's being done, but for whom.

Dan
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-01-19 3:13 PM (#540867 - in reply to #537422)
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@Dan - "Actually, my next project will be an interesting one. Not so much for what's being done, but for whom."

Oh sure.. just leave us hanging.

btw.. nice, nice wood on this one for Patch. Looking forward to seeing the grain with a finish on it.

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Patch
Posted 2018-01-19 4:09 PM (#540868 - in reply to #540865)
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DanSavage - 2018-01-19 1:00 PM

Actually, my next project will be an interesting one. Not so much for what's being done, but for whom. Dan

You mean I won't be the center of attention anymore?!!!

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-01-20 1:48 PM (#540880 - in reply to #540868)
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Yep. Sorry to say, that day is coming soon.

Look on the bright side. You get to keep the guitar as a consolation prize.

Edited by DanSavage 2018-01-20 1:49 PM
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Patch
Posted 2018-01-20 3:51 PM (#540882 - in reply to #537422)
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Well we can't have that can we? I might have to put on my thinking cap again.

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