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01/12/2019 11:20 am  

Fillet glued and clamped.

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Planed - used nice new Luban block plane...

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01/12/2019 1:39 pm  

Thought I would start the body.

First bit was to rout out the cavity - the mahogany blank is about 41mm thick so the cavity needs to be 29mm deep.

I created a pattern the edges are 15mm thick.

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Transferred the body outline and the cavity onto the blank for checking.

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And the screwed the cavity pattern to the blank and started to rout - removed pattern when the hole was deep enough.  Happy with it - one slight nick to the left of the bridge pickup where I twitched the router power switch by accident......

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Will have to position the body template accurately once the cap is in place - centreline and scale length line should help....

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03/12/2019 5:54 pm  

@frocesterbill

re gluing the body: I've used ratchet clamps before and even tape in a pinch - you don't need massive clamping pressure if you prepped the surfaces well enough...

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03/12/2019 11:16 pm  

I have glued the two pieces of the cap together. 

What is the best way to cut the not f hole - it is a back to front Rickenbacker shape - a curved triangle - will post a picture in the morning..

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04/12/2019 6:28 am  

Shape of hole nearly right - what is the best way to cut it?

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05/12/2019 8:28 pm  

Fretboard glued on - clamped until the morning.

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I glued the two halves of the Ovangkol cap together - I now have some sash clamps.

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When the glue had dried I sanded the back with 60 and front with 80 and then 120 paper on a block to remove excess glue.  I chopped the corner off to try some of the finishing oil as it had arrived with the sash clamps.  It is going to be a very rich but quite dark colour......

 

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06/12/2019 4:52 pm  

Just bought an old, but working, Axminster MSRS Drum Sander.

Saw it on eBay - only 4 miles away - the plate on it says 1999.

Will need to sort out a hose adapter for it and find it a space.

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06/12/2019 8:49 pm  

Clamps removed - fretboard successfully glued - ran a straight edge along the fretboard and it is nice and straight.....

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07/12/2019 5:00 pm  

I managed to lift the drum sander out of the car and have plonked it down in the area of the garage that houses my compressor and airbrush.

Connected up the shop vac and did a simple test - first on a bit of 2 x 1 and then a unplaned bit of 4 x 2.   I haven’t changed the abrasive but is works and I get a nice finish.  

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07/12/2019 5:12 pm  

I had glued the two bits of my cap together at the start of the week - went back to it yesterday lunchtime and it had a distinct curve on it - it was very damp yesterday - very stupidly I pressed down on the join and all of a sudden it wasn’t a join anymore......

By lunchtime today the two halves were almost flat again so I cleaned the glue residue and re-glued it - once the glue had set I positioned it on the body blank, lightly clamped it at the corners and drilled a couple of holes in two of the corners to be take a couple of locating screws.   Did a dry clamp then unclamped, glued and clamped.  I will leave it until tomorrow before removing the 15 clamps - glad I bought a few more last week!

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08/12/2019 3:50 pm  

Removed the clamps from the glued up body - the sound hole (not f hole?) still needs tidying - the join in the cap looks ok, there is one tiny hole but it will be under the bridge.

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08/12/2019 3:57 pm  

Started the neck carve.......

Scary......

First two facets

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Got the third facet sorted - thicknesses just about right then went on - the neck shape is a bit more D shaped then my two workshop builds - still some small lumps to sort and both ends need work.....

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Will leave doing any more to it until I have some daylight to see it better.

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09/12/2019 4:09 pm  

Worked out where I went wrong - after I got the third facet nice and flat and the correct thicknesses I missed out evening up the facets before I added more facets.......

Worked on it quite slowly with lots of use of a straight edge and have now got the shape closer to the two workshop course builds......

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09/12/2019 4:12 pm  

Managed to do the preparing the fretboard and adding dots......

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10/12/2019 12:17 am  

Hi Bill,

This is all looking great, love the Rickenbacker style sound hole. 

I had one of the Axminster drum sanders for many years and it was a great bit of kit. The two things that I did to mine were to upgrade to the rubber transport belt, rather than the sandpaper one which came with it (can’t see exactly what yours has), and to fit a brace to the open end of the drum carriage to tie it to the base part. This was just made of plywood, I think, and had slots so that the drum could still be adjusted up and down before the brace fixings were tightened. This made a huge difference in ensuring that panels got sanded to an even thickness as without this brace I always found the outer edge would be +0,2mm thicker than the inner edge however fine a cut I was taking. Obviously this doesn’t work if you are sanding panels wider than the drum utilising the open ended nature of its construction but I am guessing that, if you are mainly making guitars, this isn’t the case. Any how, the brace system was only held on by four M6 screws so it was very easily removed. The other thing that I found was that it worked much better with coarser paper, 60-80g being about optimum. Anything finer than this meant taking way more passes and burning out a lot more abrasive.

Have fun!

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