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  1. bootsydog

    bootsydog Junior Member

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    Thanks for tips about hardboard I am going to give it a try. I noticed that the neck is roughly 2.8 inches longer on the double cut and have altered the plan to take this into account.
     
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    Finally got templates finished. Made with hard board so see how it goes ??
     

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    Construction is going slowly at present but I am hoping to move out of the kitchen into a shed/workshop shortly
     
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    If you are a married person, moving your project out of the kitchen might just save your life :)
     
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    Great advice! I even had to move from the garage to a workshop.

    My biggest build advice is to remember to do your body roundover before you drill your jack hole.
     
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    have now finished and moved into new workshop. was going to post a couple of pics but cant remember how I did it last time, guess that's a sign of old age
     
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    Go to "Photobucket" and setup a free account there to store your pics. It allows you to
    "copy and paste" them directly into your response here so that the pics show up without
    having to "click" on them. Makes it much easier to be specific, ask questions, etc.
     
  8. bootsydog

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    Hi guys. An update on hard board templates. Sort of worked out ok but had a few problems as router has wandered off line of template a couple of times due to board not being strong enough. Next time I will spend the extra time and make templates out of MDF. Making first guitar from scratch is a learning curve.
     
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    20170519_120337.jpg 20170519_120428.jpg 20170519_120431.jpg Hi. These are some pics of my finished guitar it is made entirely from an old round table top. All wood including the fret board and veneers were cut from the table. It is my 1959 Tay Paul Jr. guitar.
     
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    Now I have finished my Jr. style guitar my next project is going to be a Flying V style guitar made from pallet wood if I can get hold of some old pallets.
     
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    Patterns ready for my next build made from 8mm MDF. I do not intend to use a scratch plate as per plan so I have made a 16 mm pattern to cut the cavity cover. Just waiting for some wood now so I can start building.
     
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    Hi, Not had a lot of time to work on new guitar of late. I have been busy helping a friend outfit his shop with new counters, all build by myself, and I have been making a bird table for my partners sister. I hope to get back to guitar building shortly and will update on progress when I can.
     
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    I have now joined and sanded boards flat. I have also joined two boards together to make the body. No on pics are two planks across the diagonals to keep the boards flat. I have also routed out slots in the bottom board to run the wiring through when to body is finished. Next is to cut out the body shape.
     
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    New guitar coming along very slowly but not long till start on building neck. 20170823_195804.jpg 20170910_171947.jpg
     

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