- Oct 16, 2013
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Nice! Very nice indeed!
Nice - What did you do to the Stew Mac arbour press to get it to sit flat on your bench with the table attached? This was one of the things that was a head scratcher for me as to why they designed it like that.A little more progress on the necks.
Trued up the nut slot. Yep, flat bottom. I can't handle complications.
Settling in with a nice porter for some fretting.
Pressing in frets. Dots have been installed, but not filed yet. This neck is getting plastic dots, the other gets MOP.
Frets installed, ready to be trimmed.
I undercut the frets a bit, so here I'm filling the slots with rosewood dust and CA.
Frets are filed flush and beveled.
Hi Peter. Yep, I drilled a hole through my "tall" bench, which has a plywood top... but I only made the hole large enough for the bolt to slip through. It works very well.
Ha! Yeah, I think I did... but we will see very soon. I know it will be a bit close on the "depth", meaning that it is a bit close to the heel end of the neck... but I think it should be OK.Curious if you made your truss wheel openings wide enough. I recently had a fit of rage on a REALLY nice neck I’m building. I made the slot only as wide as the wheel. Unfortunately, that barely gives enough room for the truss adjustment rod to turn the wheel. I should have given myself an extra 1/16-1/8” extra on both side. Live and learn, right?
That aside, those necks look great.
Thanks, FDP! I appreciate it.cant see pics in last post, but if they're anything like the fretboard, me wanna see. that fb is gorgeous. nice, clean work.
Thanks, Barnaby. I appreciate that.Absolutely agree with others that this is beautiful clean work. Also very interesting for me to see your process (and get the warning), as I'm planning on doing my first spoke truss rods in 2021.
Cheers! Goofy approaches are the best. Who wants to just follow a recipe all the time?Thanks, Barnaby. I appreciate that.
I'm not always sure about my processes as I only have a few builds under my belt so far. Sometimes I take some goofy approaches.
What will the spoke wheel rods be going in?