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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 73Custom, Dec 19, 2009.
Finished up MOP logos on these headstocks. Fretboard inlays are next.
Definitely a "Dad of the Year" contestant!
Do you have any build threads for these?
Had a bit of a tidy up this morning, put a new belt and disc on my sander, sanded flush the plug, it's a bit lighter but the burst will cover it, and I cut up my frame for my router sled hopefully I can get that made this week
Finally getting close to done with this ukulele:
Geoff, how are those made? I LOVE that look and was thinking of doing something similar. Are they laser cut?
They're just hand cut with a jeweller's saw. The inlays are done with a dremel in a dremel router base (Stew-Mac, though I replaced the base with wider clear acrylic) and a couple of small inlay cutter bits that Lee Valley stocks.
no, I kind of started building and forgot about the whole taking pictures and tracking thing.
I have plans for version 3, so I will be making sure to do it then.
Cool - would love to build one some day.
Neck glued in, just need to make a cavity plate, few more things to finish up, hopefully spray the burst on Thursday
Gluing up a top for a jem style build
also glued the top onto a pinecaster
The semi hollowbody was pissing me off today so I got most the work done on a Tele, was thinking of painting it but I will just clear coat it
Another somewhat busy day today, noticed that the men's shed was open today so I grabbed all my tops/body blanks and so on to level them off and cut them up
So first up is the top to an Ibanez build, it's going to have a strat neck since I got a great deal on them, got the Karri top glued onto the pine body.
Then I got some pine that was finger jointed and cut to size and made a router sled, it's together now (had to glue on extra bits to the side so the rail is snuggish) including the rail for the router, now I just have to put a bottom on it so I can stick bodies to it so I can chamber without worrying about the router falling in and poking through.
Working on a Chris Cornell style 335 albeit chambered. so I got the body and the top flat, so now I have the sled I can do the inner carves and glue the top on and level sand the perimeter. Also got a lovely Karri and black butt top to go on the pine bodies below
Is it just me or does an Ibanez pickguard look sweet on a Tele
and finally an update on the guitar i have been butchering the past 2 weeks
i think it needs a bit more around the bottom left, maybe im looking at it too much i dont know
I was thinking about putting a pick guard on this but after seeing the top I am thinking no pickguard.
I can just bung a single humbucker in it and call it a day
Muxy my man, you are killing it. Nice show, gonna be a sweet looking axe.
2 weeks off work helps, although I was hoping to have that sled going before now, just need a bottom for it so I can fix blanks to them so no need for clamps, though I might drill a hole so I can still clamp it down.
I still have a Tele ukulele to cut up as well and a heap of timber to either pull nails out of or to run through the jointer.
Monday I'll be doing some hogging out for the big semi hollows that I have been doing and Tuesday is my last day so I am going to not do much at all, been going flat out every day trying to do something guitar related every day.
But that last top I really like, oh and the pine top that nearly looks bookmatched took me but surprise, never really looked at them before those photos
Hopefully I'll dedicate some time this weekend to spending it in the garage.
Just had a look at the pg, wouldn't fit anyway, I set the neck a bit deeper. I think with the top and the arm carve(hopefully going down to the pine) I think it should look great bare bones,
Doing traditional arm carve or or following the curve of the body?
Thinking of doing a carve maybe back and top, definitely top, I'll make sure I route the volume pot after I carve the top , so I don't make any silly mistakes again