What's on YOUR workbench right now?

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Looking good 73. You might want to leave .125 at the bottom of the control cavity.
It prevents glue squeezout into the cavity and also looks cool when after you glue the top on you will route it the rest of the way maybe leaving a little of the Mahogany on the underside of the re-curve.
Hand carving a pine top will be good practice and will also reveal on your hands where you could expect some painful blisters when you try to do maple.:shock:
 

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Looking good 73. You might want to leave .125 at the bottom of the control cavity.
It prevents glue squeezout into the cavity and also looks cool when after you glue the top on you will route it the rest of the way maybe leaving a little of the Mahogany on the underside of the re-curve.
Hand carving a pine top will be good practice and will also reveal on your hands where you could expect some painful blisters when you try to do maple.:shock:

yea, i have read and followed a few of the threads about not going on the way through the body blank in the cavities... i just decided for my first build i should probably take the novice way... :laugh2:

but in the future i will probably try to advance to that.
 

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I love this machine!


Frank

I will second that! with the right software it's proven to be a very helpful tool.

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You have the .stl software.
(stereolithography CAD software)
...anyway, here is the stagger cut I made to get the most bang for my buck.
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And here is the top after re-saw thickness sanded with 60 grit so it aint so pretty...yet.
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Dang, there is a lot of awesome in this thread.
Pinefd, I can't remember if I've commented in your thread but your mini-LP's are wicked!

What's on my workbench? Lots of little scraps of finish testing. Water based aniline dye hand applied, rattle can nitro.

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And my neck waiting for shaping...

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Dang, there is a lot of awesome in this thread.
Pinefd, I can't remember if I've commented in your thread but your mini-LP's are wicked!

What's on my workbench? Lots of little scraps of finish testing. Water based aniline dye hand applied, rattle can nitro.

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And my neck waiting for shaping...

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Dude!, Either that neck has been waiting a long long time or you need to learn how to set the date on your camera:laugh2:
 

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:lol:
I have a pretty nice DSLR, but because it's nice it's not going anywhere NEAR airborne particulate matter... so I'm using this old way-cheap point & shoot to document my progress. I haven't figured out how to work it beyond turning the flash off. :laugh2:
 

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:lol:
I have a pretty nice DSLR, but because it's nice it's not going anywhere NEAR airborne particulate matter... so I'm using this old way-cheap point & shoot to document my progress. I haven't figured out how to work it beyond turning the flash off. :laugh2:
I know what you mean. I hate bringing the good camera into the shop.
BTW- I left a similar comment in your "not really a build thread" thread.
 

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@frank

nice scale build :applause:

@LG2 I saw your websiite. Great stuff you did with the carvewright.:dude:

@bfcg You did your math. Great cut thru the maple. :thumb:

I am trapped with pre-polishing..it is to cold for laquer:rolleyes:
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but I really need some more clear:
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Fortunatley my finger is not on the workbench right now! I had a bad run in with a Wagner Safe T Planer! However what I do have on my work bench is the start of a LP DC Standard, a custom build for a friend of mine, plus five more slabs of mahogany that are going to go towards my own line of guitars. That is, as soon as I can find some decent looking curly maple!
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Fortunatley my finger is not on the workbench right now! I had a bad run in with a Wagner Safe T Planer! ]

It just kills me how they could call that thing a Safe T Planer.
I guess as long as they don't call it a "safety Planer" they are protected.

Meanwhile I thought I would post a picture of the guitar that inspired my desire to build an Explorer.
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Fortunatley my finger is not on the workbench right now! I had a bad run in with a Wagner Safe T Planer!

It just kills me how they could call that thing a Safe T Planer.
I guess as long as they don't call it a "safety Planer" they are protected.

Meanwhile I thought I would post a picture of the guitar that inspired my desire to build an Explorer.
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I agree about the Safe T Planer. Some of my scariest shop experiences have been with that darned thing.

And Bill, I have to agree with you regarding that Explorer. I've never been much of an Explorer fan, but that particular one...between the flametop and the color...really does it for me.


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Hey Expo I like that foosball guitar.:thumb:

MRJ, I hope you heal up soon. I bet we could start a thread comparing scars.
It would have many posts.
 

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Anybody here familiar with acoustic guitar soundboard joining might be familiar with one of these jig/fixtures.
Pipe clamps are good for thicker tops but when dealing with wide thinner boards that have a tendancy to buckle under pressure, I use this.
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And here it is doing a dry fit.
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Ah the 'ol' Spanish Luthier's clamp. Old school but still good...and effective.:thumb:
 

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Hey Expo I like that foosball guitar.:thumb:

MRJ, I hope you heal up soon. I bet we could start a thread comparing scars.
It would have many posts.

Thanks! It was my own stupid fault really, but they're definitely not as safe as they make them out to be! I'm working on turning that finger into one big scar!
 

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The early stage of a hollow firebird type thing made of lacewood and sapele
 

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