After searching and not finding anything on point, I have a question:
1. Are the stud locations for the tailpiece on LP a fixed distance from the pickup pocket, or does precision not truly matter? I have the Bartlett plans but I am not certain if I need to do a special measurement.
I was planning to cut the second angle after I drill the holes to remove any rough edges from the bit pushing through the wood, and I was planning to cut the angle free hand with an overhead router with the body on a wedge rather than with the angled template router method.
Do you see any...
I have searched and I haven't found a good look at how people drill the pot holes in the first place. With the plane cut in the control cavity, I assume that the axis of the holes should not be perpendicular to the back of the guitar but I can't find any detailed look. I must be searching...
Thank goodness. I was planning a more faded burst finish but I can plan a little darker brown around the edges to hide the blemish.
I haven't glued the fretboard so I can cut and bind before gluing.
Need a little guidance:
1. Cut the binding channel and had a small bit of tear out. How would you handle this?
2. How do you route the binding channel on the neck with an already radiused fretboard?
3. I have the stewmac bindall glue but I have seen several posts about different glues for...
1. Router bits. For the pickup cavity/legs I used a 3/8 top bearing bit so that I could match the radius of template. However, the trade off is that the bit is only 1/2 in cutting length so I couldn't reach the full depth on the legs using the template.
Q: what do you do to avoid this problem...
Follow up: I have seen reference to using acetone, expoxy, model airplane glue for inlays.
What do you all use and what drove your choice? I have saved a fair amount of dust from the fretboard for coloring the glue.
Definitely not young, I just didn't get into guitar until my middlish 40s.
Here are some pics of the build. It's been going on for 2 years with a long break because of intensely full family calendars. There are definitely problems but none that I think are show stoppers.
Project is two yrs...
First build, first fretboard. I don't know if these are ok or not.
I kinda think that if I am asking the question in my head, I won't be happy with them in the end and the fretboard isn't expensive to start over.
But, I know I don't have particular expertise so I could be obsessing over...
Thank you everyone for the replies, I am considering using the ruined neck for practice in the carve process.
Don't know if I will do another profile jig or not, but there is definitely plenty of food for thought here.
What do you think about the safety plane that Preeb uses to cut the width...
I am working on a design for a more universal sled with dovetail groves for clamps. In looking at the design I currently have more deeply the issue is toggle clamp heights and side loading. The dovetail clamps will provide a more direct downward force to prevent misalignment to the base.