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ihavenofish

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I duplicated a strat type body for a friend of mine. Started with a nice two piece Alder body blank.


A little over an hour in the CNC machine and voila!


Cheers Peter.

No carving? Just doing that part by hand?
 

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No carving? Just doing that part by hand?
Yeah - the guy I am doing it for wants to carve that himself. As soon as he said that I went, OK. I have not figured out a good way to do carves like that in fusion yet and I have a ton of other stuff to do. I was relieved.

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Ah. Basic carves are really easy. You model the "line" of the carve as a separate part. Chamfer it at the angle you need (20 degrees for may guitars is common), then subtract it from the body.

Easy as cake :p
 

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Ah. Basic carves are really easy. You model the "line" of the carve as a separate part. Chamfer it at the angle you need (20 degrees for may guitars is common), then subtract it from the body.

Easy as cake :p
I'll try that. Is it a simple draft? That is what Fusion calls it right? I still have the body in the block with the indexing holes I could try the carves and put it back in the machine. I usually do not like doing that but if these are off by 1/32" or more it wouldn't really matter.

Cheers Peter.
 

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Getting super close with my latest superstrat!! Been well over a year since I actually completed a build and anticipate this being done by the end of the month. It’s mahogany with a Peruvian walnut stripe, highly-figured BE maple neck and board, all gold/brass hardware. Gonna drop a set Seymour Duncan Distortion Mayhem set and 500k pots. This baby should sound like a monster. I hope.
Just strung it up to check nut height and action. Just have to carve the neck, do the electronics, glue the nut, put my logo on and clear matte the front of the headstock, and also give the body a final sanding and then oil it. What do you guys recommend I use, since it’s just going to be all natural? Do I use Tung oil for the body?

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A few necks. Fresh off the CNC. Bartlett specs. I did a couple with two TIm Horton's card offsets, so they would be considered thicker necks. Worked out quite well.
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3 one - piece and 2 laminates all Honduran. 4 Les Paul styles and one Futura.

Cheers Peter.
 

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How did you do that? I've found it easier to angle my body/neck pocket template and do the mortise.
I used a modified version of Freddy’s tenon router jig. But instead of using it to only cut the side cheeks, I angle the fretboard side at an angle to be able to cut the bottom cheek the same way as I do the sides.
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@Freddy G Where can we find said plans for this jig?
There are no plans that I know of, just build a box that fits around your neck blank and cut one end of it off at your desired neck angle with the table saw. Or if you want a three-sided tenon like mine, leave the end of the box at 90* and angle the top of the box to the desired neck angle.
 

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Unfortunately it's not guitar related. I volunteered to build a counter top and shelf for a friend's cottage. I thought guitars waste wood. Holy Crap. I went through 4 nice slabs of black walnut to make 2 small counter tops. Here is one of them -
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Almost finished up. So I can get back to not finishing the 4 or 5 builds I have on the go! LOL ;-)

Cheers Peter.
 




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