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  1. Windir

    1st(technically 2nd) scratch Les Paul-build

    A quick update: I made a new neck pocket template yesterday and re-routed the neck cavity. I made neck pocket wider by couple mm:s, getting rid of all the bumps i made previously. There's some burn marks on the bottom but the bottom is perfectly square and flat( unless my metal woodworking...
  2. Windir

    1st(technically 2nd) scratch Les Paul-build

    Yes.I did route the wiring channel. It's barely visible because the base of the neck pickup cavity looks like i had used a blowtorch to remove all the material. Still, it's definitely there.
  3. Windir

    1st(technically 2nd) scratch Les Paul-build

    Update: Here we go. Here's my progress thus far. Routed the neck angle, routed pickup cavities and the neck pocket. However i didn't finish the job because 1. I ran out of time. 2. I accidentally hit the template after i stopped routing and it caused a lot of damage. I don't even know how...
  4. Windir

    Looking for 1958 Rickenbacker 325 plans

    I have made guitar plans by looking up pictures from web and drawn their outlines. Not perfect but works.
  5. Windir

    1st(technically 2nd) scratch Les Paul-build

    Update: Quick question. I have carved the top by now but i made a couple mistakes. - while routing the bottom step for the carve, my router tore out a 2 cm wide piece of wood from one spot on one corner. It's not too bad and it might go away when i route the binding rebates but i wouldn't be so...
  6. Windir

    1st(technically 2nd) scratch Les Paul-build

    Update: I have planed cut and routed the mahogany. Planed and cut the maple. I have routed the pickup switch cavity glued maple and mahogany together and sanded them flush. I have rounded over the edges and routed the backplate rebates. I got an idea to carve the top using a pillar drill(...
  7. Windir

    1st(technically 2nd) scratch Les Paul-build

    Update: No pics, yet. Planing and gluing of maple top and mahogany body= Done Planing the RW fingerboard= Done Planing the headstock and tenon piece=Done Fucking up the truss rod slot again= Done Yes, all of that is done. I must tell what i did with the headstock and tenon pieces before i go...
  8. Windir

    1st(technically 2nd) scratch Les Paul-build

    Update Here's some pictures i took. My camera is pretty crappy so the images may be a bit blurry. Maple. I enhanced the image to reveal the grain. I purchased C-grade flame maple so it isn't aesthetically mind blowing(but damn it was cheap, i paid only 50 euros for this. And the rest...
  9. Windir

    1st(technically 2nd) scratch Les Paul-build

    Well, time to try again. My previous project was an epitome of failure and thus i have no will or interest to proceed with it. I'll start again and pray to all deities in existence that i can finally make it through without any big mistakes. I can't afford overpriced firewood, especially as i...
  10. Windir

    ...and that day i made a strat body from scratch

    I have read your replies, and i agree, i should have removed more material before routing. However, i won't use (my) forstner bits because they're dull and simply won't remove the material. I used regular drill bits, which worked just fine. I did remove most material from the edges so there...
  11. Windir

    ...and that day i made a strat body from scratch

    My LP-disaster will be on hold for some time, until i have purchased a new neck blank. However i am tempted to throw the entire project to a fucking bonfire and start everything from scratch. But that's not what i am here to talk about this time. While i am waiting, i have started a quick...
  12. Windir

    1st Les Paul Build-how to make an unplayable but expensive instrument.

    Finally, time to start building a les paul. I have waited this for years. So, i have now purchased lumber, some of the hardware, finishing supplies etc. I'll post pictures as i make progress.
  13. Windir

    Refinishing an old bass

    I decided to refinish my old Yamaha-bass guitar. It's original finish was in a really bad condition and i wanted to give it a new look. I planned to remove the paint and add some stain and finishing oil. I did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The wood below looks...
  14. Windir

    FrankenPaul: A Scrapwood LP

  15. Windir

    Should i use this fretboard blank?

    I have had a slotted rosewood fingerboard blank at my place for 1,5 years now, and i live in place where climate is quite harsh at this time of the year. As a result, the blank has warped a bit. Should i still use it, or is proper intonation forever out of reach?
  16. Windir

    Found wood, Now I need to know which wood

    I guess is it's species known as tomuchius dirtius AKA common soilwood. You can expose it's gorgeous grain-pattern by sanding/planing away the surface, which is infamously messy job to do.
  17. Windir

    Les Paul Florentine chambering

    I would use lighter wood so i don't need to chamber thr body blank.
  18. Windir

    New Nut: Does This Look Right To You?

    Job done well...Not!
  19. Windir

    Best money I ever spent for guitar

    I need nut files, desperarely.

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