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Blake
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04/03/2021 11:38 am  

Hi all,

I’m at the pretty much done stage on my first build. Very happy with the result.

Here are some pics in no particular order.

Goes without saying I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the great course content and the support in the forum when I had questions. Very grateful that Ive found this amazing hobby. The wife is looking forward to having me back in the house and not in the shed every night (probably the neighbours too),  but for how long??

Cheers everyone

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Russ
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04/03/2021 11:54 am  

Looks Great @blake. Did you make the pickup surrounds yourself? 

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Blake
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04/03/2021 11:59 am  

Thanks @Russ. I did make those, honestly only because there was a little gap to the fretboard with the supplied ones. 


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04/03/2021 12:47 pm  

The wife is looking forward to having me back in the house and not in the shed every night

Hmmmmm ... my wife keeps asked whether it's "warm enough for you to get back out to your workshop now" ... after being in the house all winter.

🤣

 

Nice looking guitar.  Brilliant avoidance of use of nasty black plastic!

 

I did make those, honestly only because there was a little gap to the fretboard with the supplied ones. 

How @Blake.  Any process that I can think of involves the use of some very fiddly routering.  Very curious as to how you've made them, because it's something I'd love to try myself.  

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mattbeels
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04/03/2021 1:15 pm  

Great job @blake! That body wood looks fantastic and the whole job came out really well. I really like your build pics too 👍

Pratice on scrap...


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04/03/2021 1:16 pm  

@tv101

Brilliant avoidance of use of nasty black plastic!

Well except for those pickups and knobs 😆

Pratice on scrap...


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04/03/2021 1:19 pm  

Very nice and well done Blake.

Give up the news folks, it’s liberating!


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04/03/2021 1:28 pm  

Nice work there Blake.


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04/03/2021 2:34 pm  

Well done Blake  😀  Glad we could help !! 😎 

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Blake
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04/03/2021 7:28 pm  

How @Blake.  Any process that I can think of involves the use of some very fiddly routering.  Very curious as to how you've made them, because it's something I'd love to try myself

 

Fiddly routing is right @tv1. I started by routing the inside hole on a big off cut from the neck blank. Then cut the outside border on the bandsaw and sanded the sides with 80grit to shape. Then used the bandsaw to slice into thinner three pieces (2 pickup rings and a spare lump) and sanded them individually. 


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04/03/2021 7:43 pm  

Thanks @blake - fiddly, but definitely worth the effort.

Perfect job for a CNC machine!

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04/03/2021 7:47 pm  

@blake Nice work, you’ve done it now, you’ve broken the seal. You’ll be back out there before you know it, building your next guitar and we fully encourage that. 😁👍

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04/03/2021 7:48 pm  

Brilliant avoidance of use of nasty black plastic!

@tv101 You’ll be banging on about that damn Edit button next. 😂

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Blake
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04/03/2021 7:51 pm  

Great job @blake! That body wood looks fantastic and the whole job came out really well.

Thanks @mattbeels. The wood came from @mark Bailey. 


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04/03/2021 8:19 pm  

@blake

Good looking job I like the way you have shown the steps of construction

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