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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dickjonesify, Nov 27, 2017.
I’m picturing these at the moment...
Since I already have my TV Yellow.
Aged Pelham is awesome
looking good for sure. as far as finding center, i do something similar. i use a small adjustable slide square and shoot for setting the square to the center point, but if i miss it, it does exactly what you say. it gives you a double center line which creates an alley way of sorts to use as center. you got things going your way. me liking.
I'm liking those neck carving photos. I'm trying to get inspired to start planning a new build. This thread is definitely motivating, thx for posting it all.
Thanks, preach. Some things are going my way but I was looking closely at some other things and got a little discouraged. There’s plenty of ‘fixing’ yet to do on these builds. But, they will rock either way.
You’re welcome. That’s what forums are for. I’ve been on the bench for years looking for some motivation and started visiting this forum again. Sure helps
Second neck carving.
After I rough file the first facet, I use the smoother side on the next facet and it's easier to see what I'm doing...
Lots of that. Then block sanding
Pretty lopsided, actually. For whatever reason, this one is taking much more measuring and checking.
A little Naptha
This Okume is pretty soft. Gonna need to steam this. Both sides of the waist have one.
Then I take this thing...
And do that...
Then I need some rosewood dust.
And do a little of this with CA glue
Finally got around to fixing my crappy routing. Made this slightly oversized cavity cover template.
Then I taped the fretboard off and did some more dye. They've gotten pretty dusty in the last few years haha
Today's theme. Scraping, scraping and more scraping.
Ok, should've done this maaaaaaaany steps ago. It would've been so much easier. I don't have any Maple but Poplar will do. Need to switch to the bigger blade...
Sliced off as thin as I could but it needs some serious time on the belt sander.
Beveling the edges
Checking the fit
It's like the song... "Everything I dooooooo, I do it for twooooooooo" haha
Did I mention I was scraping?
Pain in the butt. I don't want to use the router at this point in the builds. So it's:
1. rough cut with a saw
2. spindle sand close to the line
3. razor it closer
4. scrape and sand
The headstock needs a little thinning at this point.
I remember watching these start. The progress is looking great. I have always wanted a Pelham blue sg standard.
Thanks. This could yet turn into a 2-pickup SG! We’ll see.
I found a bunch of pics I took when making the SG body. Get ready for a time warp post haha.
Last day of my Christmas vacation and decided to work on... something else
Haven't made templates in a long time. It was oddly refreshing.
Ok, as promised. The origins of the SG Junior.
*the origins of the DC can be found here*
I found this "scrap" of mahogany at a local woodshop.
Exactly 13" wide A little too short for an LP or that's what it would've been. I had them resaw it for me and run both pieces through the drum sander.
I printed out the '63 Junior drawing to scale on regular paper and borderless. Worked out well, actually.
Marked the pickup location
And marked control locations
A little tight in there haha
Bevelage by spindle
And a rasp
I found a 4" by 4"-ish Mahogany turning blank. That's where the two 1-piece necks came from. Forgot about that.
And my last Stewmac order circa 4 years ago
Back in this garage
and this is about how they sat for years
Did I mention this thread was pic heavy?
I also built this thing just now. I was tired of my Parrot vise not being able to hold my guitar flat.
Which goes here
and does this...
Very cool. But of course. Other guitars are different thicknesses and this needs to be adjustable. Oh well. Another day.
More pics the better. Thanks for sharing.
Grrrrr. Frustrating day. Tried making TWO jigs for drilling perfect tuner holes. Neither worked.
I’m going to need to ream out these holes. Having a really hard time
You'll make it, man. I subscribed to make sure!