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dirtbike
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Hi All,

I’ve been binge watching Marks videos on YouTube and think that they’re great.

I’m hoping to start a project later in the year and I’m slowly accumulating tools and knowledge.

The register link said there was a free eBook and Mark said in some of his videos that there were some plan available to members. Are these things only available to paid members?

Im hoping to become a premium member and go through the courses once I’ve got a bit further along collecting tools and making a suitable work space.

Thanks in advance, I look forward to picking your collective brains.

Nick


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@dirtbike

Welcome Nick. Enjoy the ride. It does say that you can get the free ebook when you sign in but it's been so long since I signed up I can't remember how you access it. 

I'm sure you'll have some delightful fun here. 

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Thanks for the reply, I’ll have more of a poke around today and see if I can find it.

Also thanks for the likes, nice community.

Have bought a bandsaw that needs some TLC, Next a Router and Sander I think.


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@dirtbike Welcome to the group, you'll find a lot of like minded helpful people here. Try this link for Mark's ebook plans. https://guitarmaking.co.uk/guitar-plans-ebook/


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@dirtbike Hey, welcome to the group. 

Give that link a try that @robin has suggested, see if you can access it. 👍

I look forward to seeing you build your guitar and watch you progress. 

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Thanks for the link @Robin lots of really useful information in the downloads.

@boo I look forward to starting it, I suspect it'll be a little while before I get going while I organise a suitable workspace etc... but in the meantime I'll be consuming the content and getting to know you all as well.

 


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@dirtbike welcome to the builds. Tons of fun


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Welcome @dirtbike!


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Welcome to the forum. What kind of builds are to planning to make.

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


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I’ve never had a telecaster so I’m tempted to do something like that as a first project.

I’m also keen to hollow body something like a 335 but I think that maybe too ambitious to start with.


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I’m building a Telecaster at the moment for someone else so I might be able to help you out with plans and stuff like templates. Until you get all the tools I would suggest getting Mark to do the fretboard for you, unless you are desperate to do it yourself. If you want a fret slotting jig the one on the website is good, made by @darrenking who posts on here.

I think there is a 335 course planned and several people have shown interest.

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Posted by: @rocknroller912

I think there is a 335 course planned and several people have shown interest.

Yup ! I am definitely interested in that


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I think it’s on the web site 

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Welcome @dirtbike, you’ll love it here!

I would advise that Tele for a first build for sure, save the 335 for your 2nd or even 3rd build.

Cheers!

Practice on scrap...


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Thanks again for the welcoming messages, I agree the 335 is probably a bit too ambitious to start with.

I'm in a quandary, I'm looking to buy some second hand tools and think it would be a good idea to get a couple of second hand routers.

I like the idea of a small less cumbersome palm router for fine detailed stuff like pickup pockets, neck pocket, binding etc... something like the Bosch GKS600 and maybe a larger 1/2" router for more heavy duty stuff, I like the idea of making a Table Saw/Router Table combo as I have a limited space to work in.

Any suggestions on this?


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Posted by: @dirtbike

a good idea to get a couple of second hand routers

I have bought several ‘pre-loved’ routers recently. Elu, and then DeWalt did an awesome little router with the dust extraction though one of the side tubes (OF97 & DW622 I think)

If you can’t find one of these then the MOF96 or MOF96E (variable speed) or any other Elu router were incredibly well engineered (Swiss built and designed prior to buy out by Black & Decker) and if you can find one that has been in lightly used DIY ownership then, in the long term, they are a much better buy than than a budget model from Screwfix.

One of my favourite routers is the little Makita cordless (DRT50ZJX3). Great tool and can easily clamped to bench inverted to create a tiny router table.

I hope this helps.

Darren


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@dirtbike I can’t fault this Bosch router much. It has plenty depth of cut, variable speed, power and ergonomics. It is easily good enough for all your guitar making needs and reasonably priced. 

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Hi Guys,

 

Thank you for your advice... I ended up going for a 2nd hand Bosch POF1400ACE much the same as the one you suggested @Boo but with a micro adjust and a slightly higher powered motor.

I'm still yet to collect the bandsaw, I suspect a 160 mile round trip will cost more in fuel than the thing owes me with current fuel prices...

I've recently fixed the garage door so that it can actually be opened from the front and not have to rely on the side door so organising the workshop is also starting to happen.

Will update with a pics once the knackered bandsaw arrives so you can give me some feedback.

Cheers

Nick


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I ended up going for a 2nd hand Bosch POF1400ACE

Thats the same router that I have, I'm happy with it.


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I ended up going for a 2nd hand Bosch POF1400ACE

@dirtbike Good on ya! 

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