December 2001 Meeting

December 2001 Meeting

Our December meeting was hosted by John Timblin. We had eighteen attendees and saw some new faces. A buffet luncheon was served. The swap meet shown here was a great success with lots of fine wood and machinery changing hands.
Jim Whelan joined us for the first time. Here is is showing his fine first guitar. The back is high flame walnut, the top is sitka spruce and it sports gold Gotoh tuning machines. It is amazing the quality of work we have seen in this and other first instruments. Click this link for more of Jim's work.

Ed Schaefer playing Chubby

John Timblin shown here with his sixth guitar. This is his first classical instrument. The design is called Chubby. It is has mahogany back and side, a cedar top and a laminated lacewood neck with Irving Sloane tuning machines. The back is from the same billet of mahogany that he used on his first steel string.

Steve Mayo (left) showed his 3rd guitar in process. It is a walnut dreadnought and look like its another winner.

Steve Kinnaird (right) is showing off his jig that he uses to make his rosettes off of the top. For more on this and other great ideas from our members see the tips page.

For the technical demonstrations Chis Jenkins (above) showed his method of side bending using a form and heating blanket. For more on this click here.

Don Chesser (right) showed another variation on the parallelogram binding ledge cutter that Harry Fleishman invented. This ones by John Timblin. Check the August 2001 notes for Don's version.

And finally, John Timblin (below) demonstrated side bending using a half form on a shop built Charles Fox bending machine.