Two layer ( 3/4" or 12/16") Helix type rim for sure. A bluegrass block at 45 degrees would be thin, light, and stronger with an icicle type knock note of fast signal nature. The whole rim vintages
The hatoba flooring available is wonderful stuff at 3/8” thick. So block and brick rims and necks are totally possible as are armrests and fingerboards to give this cool red option to brown and black with different color woods like maple and poplar
i bought 3 ORANGE fingerboards from Zach Hoyt. Look for variance and variety
two hardnesses make for two different knock notes or TAP TONES In the same neck beam and rim
Laminated rims are not worth the energy as hatoba resists warping and bending to retain shape
. I would venture Zimmerman has tried it but those thinkers never had flooring like this, nor good necks and sectional rims whether build or layup. No cabinetmakers had clout with the violin makers in Neu Mark Kirchen for CF Martin neither.
The whole trunk and large limbs get to lumber so any twisting is impossible if not entirely that to correct or bend! I’ve used steam with nope nothing, too also. Sturdy and stable she is !
Solid Jatoba desks chairs doorjambs and molding is still in Storage somewhere in every big city that’s how he got his pieces, he wanted me to make a Helix type rim out of it, maybe not later
The aluminum oxide is dreadfully poisonous and pan genic of cancers and other stuff He tried to make an Jatoba one piece neck with a SAFE T PLANER and gave himself permanent breathing limitations in his early 60's
Respirator use during tiny thin cuts had produced great fingerboard results. The bottom of each board has tiny 1/4” flutes from tool burning. I burned some blades by too thick a cut!!
Old school desks, cabinets and door jambs and molding pieces were used in public schools. My mentor has big thick pieces of it. He says those SOLID JATOBA desks are available in every major city, seek it like warriors
Not unlike grenadillo(a) and other such caps just make the whole rim out of BRAZILIAN CHERRY hatoba which is mostly stable, lightweight and 3/4" thick 2 ply Helix type or double layer brick type rim; haven't seen a laminated latitudinal red one nor would adventure the wasted time for marginal gain
Jatoba very hard to work Be careful
so what say others??
Edited by - Helix on 09/17/2023 17:31:30
Jatoba is what I topped my baritone rim with--when i went to woodcrafters and tapped various boards on the floor i liked what i heard
I am feeling obsolete already
It lasts forever way to go
i am running 2 diy bridges made from it right now --happened in the last couple of days--weird coincidence--as usual
Very eager to hear and see about this.
Not to be too scientific, but the Rosewoods are in the 200' to 250" foot canopy with their own insects and birds as I read.
The Jatoba and other exotics and such are located in the first canopy like 100' and such.
They are so hardy, why does God have so many kinds of trees? I don't really care, I just wonder.
he -she or it==does what it takes imo
I dig that. It was a religion joke not a spiritual philosophy to regiment joke
I wonder at the great variety from the same DNA
Vertical grain bridge with Jatoba top cap and middle Helix hearts
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