I noticed a few people asking for a UK List. I have just started a Tech - Repair business in the UK (South West) and am looking to grow my business.
I have not posted much on mylespaul but have learned a great deal from this great site. I have been working on guitars since the late 70s...
Actually I do remember Mr Lane, real character and did not fit in with the rest of the staff, very messy but a nice guy, not someone who took it too seriously as I remember.
You had a really large CNC flatbed cutter there which woudl be real good for guitar projects. While I was there many of...
Thanks for all the positive feedback guys, I love getting discarded or damaged guitars up and running again. Someone loved them when they were new...
Midsomer Norton.. I did my teaching practice at Norton Hill School (I am a DT Teacher).
Well after a couple of years I finally finished this project. For various reasons I never quite got around to finishing this and it has been hanging on the wall of my shed while I have been fixing other peoples guitars and getting on with life. Anyway here are a few picks of it finished. Main...
Thanks for the input
I have been using 1" bits, one with a bearing on the top one with a bearing on the stem. So I put the guitar body with template down first and use the stem bearing one followed by flipping the body then using the other bit. But a single bit would be ideal...
Has anyone used this brand?
Solid Carbide Spiral Flush Trim Router Bit Bits - 1/4" - eBay (item 370443235684 end time Oct-16-10 04:38:06 PDT)
Seems reasonable cost but are they any good? or any brands you recommend? :applause:
Stewart from Sunny Trowbridge
Bit of a disaster today.. a couple of tear outs getting the body to shape:mad: I did not have similar issues with the SG I made.. I believe I have been routing in the best way to minimise tear outs... put on the side for while now.. maybe this is one reason Oak is not used? too hard and prone to...
Yep real nice jobs what fret board material will you use? Rosewood?
For the finish on mt SG I used a medium Oak stain then a simple fast dry water based lacquer and was real pleased with the results (and it was finished with 3 coats within one day.. not for the purists
Some progress today.
I used my levelling jig to take flatten the top off (and had to take it down to just around 3mm to get it all the same level.
Sanded a little to remove this slight lines left by the router then wetted to see what the overall effect would be when finished. It...
Made some progresss on both projects today.
On the MIJ I cleaned off the rest of the finish on the neck and body after filling the stud holes on the body a few pics:
I kept the headstock front as it was
I then clamped up the neck to have a...
They look really nice guitars and the best shot at the idea of a violin guitar.
I had seem something similar before and found it on a german website:
Others (from West Germany)
But I think your design is looks better.
Regards Stewart in Sunny Trowbridge