Norlin Carve?

joesatch

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Any ideas how to achieve a shallower carve like a Norlin? I'm doing my "Axcess" project and they dont have 59 carves (probably because of the Floyd). Anyhow, i have the 59 Templates, any ideas on how the modify those? The body is 1.5" and the top is 9/16".(a bit thinner than regular)




 

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I've got no advice for you, man. Just wanted to say :wow::applause::wow: Excellent top choice!! This will look killer :dude:

EDIT:
Well, I'm thinking, the Norlin era was all about cutting costs, so maybe it's less carving - more sanding. Just a bit of a rounder look. I don't know. :hmm:
 

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Thanks. I think what ill do is trace out the pattern but only carve T1-T6 and there will be no T7. I'll then use an orbital sander to finish. Well see.

 

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There used to be a carve template that came off of a norlin les paul over on the mimf forum in the free section not sure if its still there though.
 

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If I'm reading you right,just dont dig/sand as deep around the "deep dish" perimeter. I made a lp with a duplicarver and a Tokai for just this same purpose-the dish is not as deep but it was beautifully geometrically accurate looking on the master.

I find these more gradual tops more comfy to my forearm. They dont look as dramatic but there is something somewhat appreciable about em.
 

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Ya, what i did was modify the template a bit and moved some of the contours closer to the edge. Also, i'll use an orbital sander to finish it.

 

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There used to be a carve template that came off of a norlin les paul over on the mimf forum in the free section not sure if its still there though.
I was nosing around the MIMF forum and I couldn't find and free section, got a link?
 

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Real men don't weight relieve their Les Pauls. I thought you knew that by now...
 

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Real men don't weight relieve their Les Pauls. I thought you knew that by now...
All gibsons are weight relieved as far as i know. Its chambering that sucks.
 

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All gibsons are weight relieved as far as i know. Its chambering that sucks.
Historics and some USA reissues are not weight relieved.

And BFGs are chambered, by the way. ;)
 

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I gotta say, Satch...that looks fantastic!
 

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Please tell me you're going to continue to update this thread.:shock:
 

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Wrong. Real men don't give a crap what anyone else thinks. ;)

Great looking top, joesatch.
Of course...

I think you missed some previous context and sarcasm on my part. I was just poking a little fun at the OP based on some of his other, more colorful posts. :)
 

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Of course...

I think you missed some previous context and sarcasm on my part. I was just poking a little fun at the OP based on some of his other, more colorful posts. :)
And I think you completely missed it on my post. :shrug:
 


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