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mark bailey
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28/10/2020 9:17 am  

Today I am going to do an overview through the whole process of building a guitar, highlighting the basic techniques. I'm also going to go through the parts in the KIT that I didn't show last time

Measure twice, cut once...


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28/10/2020 2:47 pm  

I’ll have to watch this from the start as I was very late to the live session, sorry. I did hear someone mention something about building a small guitar for, well, someone small. I have a small scale length guitar that would probably be the size you are looking for. I think it might have been @eddie6string that asked the question about truss rods for such an instrument. I too would be interested in purchasing a small truss rod so I can build one to. The one I have is an Ibanez PGM MiKro and it’s 22.2” scale length. If anyone wants any measurements, let me know. 

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28/10/2020 2:52 pm  

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Superb!


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28/10/2020 2:58 pm  

@boo

 I too would be interested in purchasing a small truss rod so I can build one too

I think that Mark has a video on making truss rods, so I guess you could make any length that you want.


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28/10/2020 3:02 pm  

I think that Mark has a video on making truss rods, so I guess you could make any length that you want.

@robin Yeah, I think that was for a curved one though and for single action. I’m not sure so I’ll go and check. It would be a lot easier if we could just buy them though. Thanks for your comment and I hope your build is going well. 

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28/10/2020 3:20 pm  

@boo

I think that was for a curved one though and for single action. I’m not sure so I’ll go and check. It would be a lot easier if we could just buy them though. Thanks for your comment and I hope your build is going well. 

You're right, it was single action. My build is going well, iv'e started applying the Danish Oil now and its looking good. Still a bit of work ti do on the fretboard, just waiting for a crowning file to arrive. I'm having surgery on my stomach tomorrow, I'd hoped to have had the guitar finished by today, but its going to have wait a few weeks now while I recover. I can spend my time finishing the design of my next one though.


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28/10/2020 4:07 pm  

I'm having surgery on my stomach tomorrow

@robin I hope everything goes well for you, rest up easy until you are ready. 

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28/10/2020 4:10 pm  

@robin

Good luck with your surgery 


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28/10/2020 4:31 pm  

@robin Speedy recover. For sure you will have simething to look forward too once you are up and running. 


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28/10/2020 5:16 pm  

Best wishes @robin - hope all goes well

 

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28/10/2020 5:29 pm  

Thanks all for your good wishes, hopefully I'll be home and back online for Saturday's livestream.

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28/10/2020 5:40 pm  

@robin

Hope all goes well Robin. 

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28/10/2020 7:36 pm  

@robin

Mark shows how to make a truss rod on the acoustic course 😉


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28/10/2020 9:30 pm  

There was a discussion this afternoon about bandsaws and the pitfalls of using a jigsaw, so I though I would share the method that I worked out over 20 years ago not having a bandsaw and wanting to make Stratocaster style bodies.

I drilled holes around the outline with a bench drill very close together then it was not too hard to join up the holes. Not a great method but if you haven't got room for machines then it does work. A hand held power drill would probably also work.


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29/10/2020 5:45 pm  

@boo

I too hope surgery goes well!

I received two rolls of NEC tape this morning.

Needless to say that the neighbours are indeed a lot quieter and I  plan to untie them at the weekend.  Hopefully the tape doesn't leave a telling mark. 

 

Warmness 


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