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rockpile99
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05/04/2021 6:55 pm  

I need to make some better neck & neck pocket templates and there's still room for improvement on the finish but overall I'm really pleased how this turned out (think I just about covered up the router tear out on the headstock).

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I barely had to tweak the intonation or action height and plays really nice already.

Next one is going to be unique body shape HSS in purple (not my favourite colour but promised my daughter she could choose) 

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05/04/2021 7:10 pm  

I need to make some better neck & neck pocket templates and there's still room for improvement on the finish but overall I'm really pleased how this turned out (think I just about covered up the router tear out on the headstock).

@rockpile99 Nice work, looks cool, a bit like a Kramer Pacer (the body shape). 

You are not the only one that needs to get a better fit with neck and pocket templates, it’s high on my list. 

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05/04/2021 7:20 pm  

Thanks Boo and well spotted. When creating my first body template I just copied my Kramer 120 (early 90's Korean model) and changed the neck heel, belly carve, and did round over the edges as much. (I originally planned to do a different shape on this one but that would have meant a non-essential trip to the shops for MDF so I used the template I had).

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05/04/2021 7:21 pm  

Edit - didn't round over the edges as much

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05/04/2021 9:42 pm  

but that would have meant a non-essential trip to the shops for MDF so I used the template I had).

@rockpile99 - if you buy enough of it, you can get it delivered for free from most builders merchants.

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I've lost track of the number of MDF sheets that I've bought through the years ... and OSB, and plywood, and then the number of planks of actual wood ... 

 

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05/04/2021 10:12 pm  

@rockpile99

It looks great. I especially like the headstock, it looks a bit like a Caparison. Excellent work!

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05/04/2021 10:23 pm  

@rockpile99 That looks really great! I love it.


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05/04/2021 10:48 pm  

@rockpile99 That's a good looking build, well done.


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05/04/2021 11:03 pm  

Very nice @rockpile99. Great work. 

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06/04/2021 9:24 am  

Thanks for your kind words everyone 😀 

 

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06/04/2021 9:51 am  

It looks great @rockpile99, love the finish, it looks super flat and clean.


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06/04/2021 10:03 am  

Thanks @cheesewhisk There's still the odd bit of orange peel here and there but I'd rather have that than rub through the finish. If I had a spray booth (rather than using cans in my back garden) then I'd probbaly feel more confident rubbing back ...

 

 

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06/04/2021 11:26 am  

You are not the only one that needs to get a better fit with neck and pocket templates

I have a plan!!


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06/04/2021 11:29 am  

I love the contrast between the high gloss of the body and slightly sinister satin/matt black/dark purple of the neck. Very cool!


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06/04/2021 2:26 pm  

I have a plan!!

And it looks a bit like this.....

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