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But I'll take a little confidence into the fall when I get going again!

Stabilized redgum, black walnut ends and base. Brazilian cherry paddle. Taking a little more patience than the cedar box to tune. redgum.jpg
 

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Looks great. I didn’t realize you could use stabilized wood for a soundboard. Keep it up Wayne.
 

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If ya don’t mind Wayne I’ll piggyback on your thread and post a couple of mine since we’re both just getting into solid body boxes. C7FF35DB-4891-436D-8D8F-A7DE4FBD2B36.jpeg
 

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Looks great. I didn’t realize you could use stabilized wood for a soundboard.
I'm tryn! Might have to make a softer paddle. Kinda backwards of normal. That B cherry is rock hard and dense. I've always struggled with stabilized wood, even with my pots. Just has a "different" sound. Lol...having to try and tune without chalk! All my stuff is in N FL and I can't find a piece of chalk around here to save my neck!
 
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Couldn't end on a dud....last one sure is purdy but it's acting like one of those ya just use as a paper weight! This one's much better. maple.jpg
 

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Looking good. You’ll have to try another piece of that gum that’s not been stabilized and see if it sounds any better. It sure is pretty wood.
 

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Actually cut quicker than what the model said....10 minute roughing run with a 1/4" end mill. 1 hr 40 minute on the finishing run with a 1/32 ball. Model said 2 hr 30 mins.
 

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So next spring I guess I'll have to take somebody every trip just to help tote calls! Pecan & Purpleheart pecanph.jpg
 
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