- Dec 12, 2012
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Blue would look good on an ebony board, or an African Blackwood board. Black and blue is always a good combination.
Yeah....this is a semi practice neck and with USPS being all screwed up the dots I had on order were way behind. My brother is doing an epoxy table so I decided to move this along and see what I thought using epoxy/tint for dots. The color and shine is pretty impressive and the hardness is nice. But all in all not really a style I usually go for.
I think if you had some actual lapis lazuli, or turquoise, that would be very cool
A customer brought in this Epiphone ES-295 for a set-up. Unfortunately, someone had tried to hold the floating bridge in place with double sided tape. It didn't work as the bridge was way out of place. You can see the glue residue in the first pic where the bridge should have been. I assume it had been like this for a while, as someone had attempted to intonate it, and all the saddles were adjusted all the way back. Didn't help, as the strings were all massively sharp at the upper frets. I managed to gently pry the bridge away from the top, clean off all the goo, and relocate the bridge. This bridge was not going to stay in place. As soon as I started tuning to pitch, the bridge started sliding towards the neck. So I did what should have been done at the factory and pinned the bridge. She now intonates perfectly and has plenty of adjustment left. In the last picture, you can compare to the first pic and see how much I had to move the bridge.
Nice! Nice lines and curves.Hello everyone.
This has been on my workbench for the last three months. Black korina body and neck, rosewood fingerboard. Not exactly copy of any particular guitar but mix of many.
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Next step will be to rout the recess for control cavity cover. In the past builds i used plastic covers so if the recess was a bit small after lacquering i just sanded the cover. This time the cover will be from wood and also lacquered with nitro. How much larger than cover should I make the recess so the cover will fit? Somewhere in the back of my mind I have the number that lacquer is about 0.3mm and the gap should be 0.4. Which would mean the recess should be 1mm larger than cover. Is that correct?
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Lesson learned from this build is that spiral flush trim bits or bits with angled cutting edge are so much better than straight bits. They are really worth the extra money.
And this burl poplar will be o my workbench for the next build in a year or two.
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