Well I’m pretty excited to become finally getting began on my own, personal guitar. In 17 years, YES, 17 years, like a guitar builder, I’ve never taken time to construct an instrument only for me. Within the next couple of several weeks, I will do my favorite to obtain all of the photos I'm able to so that you can see each step on the way. Sometimes I actually do enter a groove and end up forgetting which i should pause and have a picture, and so i apologize basically skip something.
This is actually the beginning step with this build. I’ve selected the group of Brazilian Rosewood that everybody appeared to like so it is time to bend the edges.
Here you can observe the inside mold for any Dreadnought physique. I’ll be truthful, a Dreadnought isn’t really things i would rather build, nevertheless its the biggest physique which will fit with that group of Brazilian Rosewood, and that i just can’t stand the thought of any scrap wood for the reason that fine material, so I’m going big, having a Dread
This can be a shot from the first side which i will bend. Beautiful wood, indeed. And you may also observe that I’ve prepped the binding, the Curly Walnut that'll be bent simultaneously because the side.
I look a tad too serious here don’t I. Within this photo, I’ve measured out several specific points to make sure that the edges bend correctly and also the same, back and forth. Also, I've formed the edges just before bending to guarantee the body depth dimension is as I'd like. Within this situation, I’ve gone just a little much deeper which i would having a Dreadnought, however with Brazilian Rosewood I’ve never possessed a hint of muddiness within the tone, so I’m opting for that little extra bass range. I’ll take a couple of extra steps to help keep the obvious articulate seem that we're really noted for.
Okay, therefore we will be ready to go! I’ve just added some water aside before it'll enter in the foil and anticipate to bend. Water will use steam and can let the fibers from the wood to stretch
I’ve setup the foil in an exceedingly clean manner. There's a couple of things happening here, I wish to make sure you will find as couple of wrinkles as you possibly can within the foil simply because they will transfer in to the side and cause a little more sanding. However the real factor is the fact that I would like this beautiful wood to understand its vital that you me, and i also respect it.
All ended, and also the particular sights happen to be used in the foil. And also the Binding will be connected to the straight fringe of along side it. I don't range from the binding within the foil since the oils in the Rosewood would discolor the Walnut, and since the 2 forest prefer superiority water to bend well.
Indexing along side it and binding using the spring steel slats. This really is all sandwiched having a heating blanket.
At this time, heat is sizzling and crackling because the water turns to steam. Its by pointing out ears, my ears, hearing the behaviour from the heat because it interacts using the wood and water. Its prepared to bend.
The middle shoe goes lower first, within the waist from the guitar, although not completely. I leave just a little of room as i bend the lower and upper bout.
Dan! I’m attempting to focus! Obtain the damn camera from here.
So, the actual pulling the shoe within the upper bout gradually bending the wood into form. I’m also pulling the shoe in a way that is sort of a squeegee, to get rid of any excess water. This just helps you to dry along side it more rapidly
And today to the lower bout.
And finally, I’ll bring the center shoe completely into position and cinch the entire baby lower in position. Boom, done.
At this time, I've bent each side and also have pulled them in the bender, peeled back the foil and also have a nice group of bent sides. There is a substantial amount of oil, greater than I've ever seen, within this group of Brazilian Rosewood, however the sides are beautiful and already making music with each and every touch from the hands. You can easily rub your fingers from the wood and listen to a chime of tone.
The Edges are installed in the outside mold and will be ready to combined efforts to make up the completed rim.
This is actually the back that you select!
Okay, to ensure that was an excellent work load for that week. I will do my favorite to get involved with the store for me personally time in a few days too. Keep the eyes out for the following steps. I’m thinking I'll build the back next and finish the rim. Both could be pretty complicated processed, so I’ll explain as well as I'm able to on the way.
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Metal Shaping with Lazze: Rolling a Bead with a Wire Edge
- Abby Babby: You Sir are brilliant.
- Clint Wood: never mind scrolled down farther answered my own question.
- Clint Wood: would you bead the panel before you shape the curves or after ?
- Brian Hammon: True Craftsmanship! Thanks for the video.
- Adrian Hood Sr. PhD: Great video.
- William May: Very interesting! I learn a lot every time I watch one of your videos! One thing I wonder is, I have a 1912 Brush, which has not only a wired fender, but also a little splash apron that is rolled into the are where the wire is, in other words, it seems one sheet is rolled over the top, and the apron is rolled under the bottom. Are you familiar with that technique? How is it done?
- Diesel Ramcharger: Awesome work, love the bead roller. Seems much sturdier than the miter bros ones we use.
- Ghasem Farahani: lazze ,warm greetings from iran to you,we love you,your tricks are always helpful,thanks
- Nirotix: I'm a Sheet Metal Worker by trade… our trade encompasses HVAC, Trains, Planes, Automobiles, Roofs and Siding as well as so much more.
THIS is how Automobiles were made back in the day. Now they are simply stamped by large 2000 Ton presses and spot welded by robots. BUT, in the end, the Sheet Metal Worker will be there to repair, restore or rebuild it as the robot won't. 🙂
- Steve B: Lazze, you are really inspirational. Thanks for showing so many cool tricks. I love watching your videos.
- Shane Reese: Thanks again for all your videos. Do you put in the wire and then shape it? I'm assuming you do but thought I would ask. If so, Is that copper wire or some other soft metal that would allow you to shape it on the English Wheel after you put in the wire?
- OlivierV9000: very well explained! thumbs up
- Mark Wymer: Great stuff! You make it look easy. Like everything I'm sure to do it right it's much trickier than it looks.
- Mark Wymer: Great stuff!
- 911Sound: Good Guy ! Great work!
- Bill the sword guy: Fascinating….I do all this over the edge of the anvil with hammers. Not as quickly though!
But its all there…the 90 degree bend, the kick over the top, the lay in the wire and lock it in place, and the reverse curve. I can usually get it pretty crisp, but I find that the English wheel (flat, shimmed on one side) will crisp it up, make it look machine made.
- inventsc: i love watching your videos. This is so inspiring. Thanks
- cycle junk: thanks
- Matt Acuff: Excellent work very through and clear, Good tutorial, thanks mate
- ray brad: nice job.
- k ly: i dont do body works but this is getting me so into it now, but all i can say is you did that wire edge perfectly!. Much respect for helping and sharing your tips out to others
- videogalore: I've had a look on your website, but couldn't find any dies listed separately. Do you sell these dies as pairs?
- TheMick26: I love to see a person skilled in his craft and confident and kind enough to share with others who want to learn. Much respect to you Lazze. Thank you sir for another excellent video.
- lazzemetalshaping: @kstone119
Remember, I try and take video or 'how to' requests. I need to know what you guys and gals are having challenges with.
- lazzemetalshaping: Thanks guys, this was the YouTube version of the one we made for the new '33-'34 three window coupe from scratch DVD we are making.
- DUKESTUBE: Awesome!
- Kevin Stone: Great Video Lazze, I have a 29 Chevy truck needing repair on the rear fenders and this is the info I have been wanting..Thanks for the Video