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18/01/2021 3:12 pm  

Typo... I surface route the bottom part of the mini so the top of the cap is undisturbed to line up to the grain pattern


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18/01/2021 7:24 pm  

To the untrained eye, it goes unnoticed. Looks like it’s just part of the grain pattern.

@clinton That sounds like a great idea, I will try that one day. For this one, it’s all getting painted in black so everything will be covered anyway. I love your method though Clinton, thanks for then info. 

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22/01/2021 12:07 pm  

I’m very tempted to make a new neck and use this fretboard for this project. I might save it for a project that is only showing off beautiful wood though, rather than a painted guitar body. I may plan a 24 fret neck for this pale moon ebony fretboard so I get the most out of it. It’s rather nice. I just have to decide which side to use and where to put the centre line to get the most figure out of it. 

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22/01/2021 12:13 pm  

I’m very tempted to make a new neck and use this fretboard for this project.

Very nice Boo. Difficult decision. It might stand out more on a painted guitar. Glad I'm not trying to decide. 

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22/01/2021 12:15 pm  

Looks brilliant - think you want to keep the wavy border all the way up and a bit of the plain pale edge from one end to the other - looking forward to see it on a neck!

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22/01/2021 12:20 pm  

Think it needs a darker body to contrast - perhaps a play with Photoshop or something like to try ideas out?

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22/01/2021 12:48 pm  

Thanks @russ and @forcesterbill Yeah I think keeping as much of the figure is a must really but also keeping some of the plain pale stuff too. I’ll definitely need to consider other woods carefully and I hear the point about having a more plain body maybe as a contrast to the figured fretboard. I think I will shelve it for now and take my time with the planning. I’ll look around the internet for inspiration. 

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22/01/2021 1:17 pm  

Looks like it may need careful handling - was it waxed when you got it?

https://www.rarewoodsusa.com/product/ebony-black-white/

 

 

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22/01/2021 1:42 pm  

Looks like it may need careful handling - was it waxed when you got it?

@forcesterbill No I don’t think it is waxed, I have to be careful. I’ll check out that link, thanks Bill.

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22/01/2021 1:51 pm  

Wowza! What is that? How thick is it? Can you book match it with the pale as a center strip with ebony center fret dots. Even the 12th double markers all in line centered. Pale binding with black side dots. That would be so sick!!!


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22/01/2021 2:05 pm  

Wowza! What is that? How thick is it?

@clinton It’s 7mm thick so I can’t book match it. I will not be wasting any of it. Whatever doesn’t make the cut (do you see what I did there? 😉), will be used for inlays etc. 

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22/01/2021 2:45 pm  

What do you think @markbailey Do you think this fretboard needs to be waxed or is it safe now to store it in the usual way. I'm guessing problems occur during the drying process but I think that has already been done. See pictures above. Thanks. 

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22/01/2021 3:01 pm  

Apparently it's been air dried for 3 years. 👍

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23/01/2021 11:04 pm  

Oops! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I’m going from one mistake to another at the moment. It’s all good fun.

I was routing a cavity for a string ferrule block in the back of this guitar, using a set of templates. There is a main outer template and two inner ones that get inserted in and used in sequence. The first one is used to route the main depth, about 17mm and the second one is slightly bigger and is only used to cut down 2mm, this is for the lip on the ferrule block (see pics). The router has an 18mm top hat and a 10mm bit in the collet. Yes I am aware that the string holes I drilled are not in a straight line at all, it’s one of the reasons I use ferrule blocks, they cover them up and the bridge covers them up on the front of the guitar. 🤣 I need one of those bit pillar drills that @markbailey has. 

Can you guess how on Earth I managed to make this mistake? (See pics) 🤣

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23/01/2021 11:22 pm  

Routers are horrible things. Aren't you painting this one Boo, I'm sure you can fix that and hide it.


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