I think the problem is you end up loading the skunk stripe with all the force from the truss rod if you use a traditional one.
I have a plan for dealing with that though.
I think ive figured out how I'm gonna do it. I'll post a thread when I'm underway.
I'm thinking of attempting this with my next build. Anyone try it?
I'm talking Fender style one piece with no fretboard. I know I'll need a pretty thick blank but I think it would be really cool to try.
My bud hit me up about making him a Telebird body a few weeks back. The wife was working this weekend so I went up to the shop and was able to get the body made in one shot. This is my favorite kind of project, one where I don't have to do any sanding.
Very nice walnut body blank sourced from...
I really like the LMII stuff, not pinky at all
Also, the new neck looks better but I still think you'd be better off making that section of the neck a block and carving it by hand. You still really don't have enough material there to make a proper volute and transition.
OP, Looking at your headstock transition I don't think you've left enough material there to clean anything up. It looks like less material that a typical transition. I would replace the last inch of the neck profile with just a block and finish the transition with a rasp/file. I've seen a lot of...
It worked nicely, but like I said in the OP there really isn't the Z axis you'd need to use for guitar building IMO.
More progress! I did the bulk of the sanding before I took these pics but there isn't really anything fun to show from that process.
Tremolo centered in the route and holes...
I've been going through amazon hoping to track down a file similar to the Stew Mac one with no luck :lol:
I can stick with the stand paper and a block then. I've need been properly shown how to chisel, how would you guys go about it? I really don't want to knock the nut pocket out of square or...
Building myself a 24" scale guitar. Swamp ash body, roasted maple neck and ziracote fretboard. Big thanks to pshupe for sourcing the cutting the fretboard. Its gonna be super rad.
Using my buddy's CNC to rough out the body and some templates. He's Z axis is to short to properly route the body...
How do you guys go about cleaning up the nut slot/area after you glue on the fretboard? I've used a chisel or a standing block in the past but I'm not 100% with my results.
I'd love to buy the stew mac file but $50 seems a little steep for it.