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Posted by: @robin

Carved the volute now

@robin I’m loving that volute. 👍

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The tenon on the neck is partly done now. I wasn't sure how I was going to do this, but it turned out to be not as difficult as I had imagined. I think that, like most things, the key part is in the preperation, marking out accurately with a sharp pencil and working carefully to the lines.

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One of my biggest concerns was getting the neck aligned centrally with the body, I needn't have worried, it couldn't be any closer.

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The tennon is also a good tight fit into the body.

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@robin wow.... looks fantastic.  🙂


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Hand carved with a chisel @robin.

I'm well impressed....... even if your wife wasn't. 🤣 

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@robin making great progress there! Curious as to why you opted to cut the motrice first and the neck tenon second? Admire that you’ve gone fully manual to do it, I was using templates and the router for the neck pocket and neck taper!!

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Posted by: @robin

The tennon is also a good tight fit into the body.

@robin Excellent work Robin, I am so impressed. 👍🎯💯

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Curious as to why you opted to cut the motrice first and the neck tenon second?

I made a template to route the mortise, so that was the easy bit. I couldn't see any way to hold the neck to route a tenon, so I did the easy bit first then chiselled and sanded the neck to fit. I've only fitted the width so far, still length, depth and angle to sort out, then I'll position the pickups and bridge posts depending on where the neck ends up.


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Will you be able to use the neck angle jig to get the depth and angle on the heel @robin

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Will you be able to use the neck angle jig to get the depth and angle on the heel

Yes, I can use my neck heel angle jig for that part of it.


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@robin

I’m impressed with your neck tenon fit, it looks as tight as a Scotsman’s wallet.

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


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I’m impressed with your neck tenon fit, it looks as tight as a Scotsman’s wallet.

Not just as tight as that, you can still prise it open.


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Posted by: @rocknroller912

I’m impressed with your neck tenon fit, it looks as tight as a Scotsman’s wallet.

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Not just as tight as that, you can still prise it open.

@robin @rocknroller912 Surely this Scottish stereotype isn’t relevant any more? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 It is funny though, and coming from two Scottish citizens. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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@boo 

Surely this Scottish stereotype isn’t relevant any more?🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿It is funny though, and coming from two Scottish citizens.🤣🤣🤣🤣🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

We know how to laugh at ourselves. You'll have to learn to tighten your purse strings before you're granted your Scottish citizenship.


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@robin

Very well said, being able to make fun of yourself is a pre requisite for residence North of the border and failure to achieve this will mean you still have to buy your own medical prescriptions. I’m from West London by the way so certainly not Scottish.

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Posted by: @robin

We know how to laugh at ourselves. You'll have to learn to tighten your purse strings before you're granted your Scottish citizenship.

@robin I’ve always believed in the importance of laughing at myself, life would be a lot better if everyone did it. That’s what I love about Scotland, there seem to be more people willing to be humorous, warm, inclusive etc and I’m more aligned with that, always have been. My wife will certainly be happier with transition into becoming a Scotsman. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🤣🤣🤣🤣🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Very well said, being able to make fun of yourself is a pre requisite for residence North of the border and failure to achieve this will mean you still have to buy your own medical prescriptions. I’m from West London by the way so certainly not Scottish.

@rocknroller912 Yeah I agree, everyone should be able to laugh at themselves, I’m sure my wife and I will pass the criteria. We look forward to our prescriptions etc. We are getting very excited about moving because things are starting to happen already, things are finally in motion. We just have to tie up some loose ends and we could be ready to buy a house in Scotland by the Spring next year. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Today I was routing the pickup cavities. I wanted locate the cap on the body with two 6mm steel pins located in blind holes. I thought it would be easy, drill holes in the template, transfer the holes to body and cap, neither of the holes aligned the centres of the body and cap. I resorted to measuring and drilling, I plugged and drilled the holes six times before I got it lined up. But now I can remove and replace the cap and get a consistent position during the various stages to follow.

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Posted by: @boo

My wife will certainly be happier with transition into becoming a Scotsman

Is "Scotsman" an extra option for that operation?

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Posted by: @robin

I wanted locate the cap on the body with two 6mm steel pins located in blind holes

In some past builds, I've just screwed the cap to the body - either in the area whether the pickup cavities were going to be, or outside the line of the body.

That allowed me to remove the cap when necessary for bits of woodworkery (before it had been glued in place!), and then to add a bit more pressure when the cap was glued to the body.

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