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What can I say, didn't last long before I got hit with an idea and I'm back in my shed!

 

Same frined that gave me the last pieces of scabby looking oak gave me yet another piece. After feeding through the thickness planer for a while I eventually got a intersting looking board.

Also have a bunch of mahogany that came off the side of an old full size snooker table.

And did I mention I still have some norther ash kicking about? 🤣 

 

So, mahogany body, one piece manky oak top, ash neck, ebony board.

 

Top is about 320 wide, going to make the same again more or less as the last one. Set neck, TOM bridge, gibby scale, carve top

 

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@nsj Go for it, you guitar making junky. 😜

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@boo yes I am! 🤣


   
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Body cut out, neck roughed out, neck pocket done and heel angle done using a handplane.

 

Next up will be pickup cavities I think.

 

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Got my fret markers nice and straight, takes a bit of sawdust and superglue to fill these but I really like them. Been over the slots to clean them and now just sorting out frets to put in tomorrow.

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@nsj Nice work. That is a very nice piece of Ebony, lovely figuring. I like the fret markers too, I’ve not done that type yet.

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@boo except when trying to bang frets in, then all ebony is bad lol

 


   
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Speaking of frets, got them in today and the side dots. Got the frets in really well this time, properly seated although I did have to fill a small chip. Still, I'm getting better at getting the shiny bits in ebony boards.

 

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@nsj Yeah, lovely. Last time I did an ebony fretboard, I used gold Evo fret wire, it looked amazing. There is something about the dark ebony and shiny gold frets that is just wonderful.

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@boo evo gold is nice but it seems to be in short supply just now, well medium jumbo is anyway. I like to use black or gold hardware with it, mind you if I used it again I'd probably use the cosmo stuff from gotoh.


   
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Another busy day, did my belly and leg carve with handtools and then routed the pickup cavities

 

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@nsj awesome work !


   
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@nsj 

I read on another forum that evo gold supply problems are due to the foundry which makes the metal not being able to source raw materials 

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Stage one of carving the top

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And stage two

 

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Now I just have to sand till my arms fall off! 🤣 


   
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Today I got the cavity to final depth and made a cover out of the oak. Also got the headstock shaped and drilled. Next up sanding then I can glue in the neck.

 

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Well neck is glued in, drilled the bridge holes today. For some reason I only used my blind spot when measuring for the tail piece and put it of to one side by 1 or 2mm lol. Anyway plugged now, I'll redrill them tomorrow when I'm less buckled.

 

The top piece of the post will cover the mistake anyway so it won't show.

 

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Got the holes drilled correctly this time and first thin coat of finish on, tomorrow I'll sand back taking out little marks that I missed before.

 

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Bit yellowish in the sun, maybe do a bit of brown tint on the mahogany back.

 

Also this drill bit can be a bit awkward but this time I drilled a 4mm pilot hole which guided the bit perfect. Need to find myself a decent 11mm brad point.

 

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I think that looks really good - lovely piece of timber for the board, and the dots are super-neat!

 

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@tv101 My secret is mighty sight glasses and pilot holes, if I use them I can get them super straight every time 🤣


   
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