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Boo
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01/02/2021 5:14 pm  

 

I think I might make a start on the real thing tomorrow!

@peebee Looking good man. I think you should definitely make a start on the real thing now. 🤘😁🤘🎸

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01/02/2021 10:46 pm  

Triton oscillating  Sanders

I have both.

About as noisey as a small vacuum cleaner. 

The stand/surface you operate it on will be a major factor in other folks' choice of weapon when they beat down your door!


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02/02/2021 11:06 am  

@eddie6string

The stand/surface you operate it on will be a major factor in other folks' choice of weapon when they beat down your door!

😆😆😆

Thanks for the info, that’s exactly what I needed to know. Like most businesses  my space is a street level shop in a residential building so noise is definitely a concern...

 

Pratice on scrap...


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02/02/2021 7:40 pm  

@Mattbeels

Reverse Headstock looks funky and has some harmonic benefits according to some.

Decal on today

 

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02/02/2021 8:59 pm  

@eddie6string

...has some harmonic benefits according to some.

I‘ve never heard that before, aside from their dashing good looks people usually talk about how it (apparently) affects string tension/feel.

For me, it’s all about the looks and the ease of tuning. You don’t have to wreck your wrist reaching over to tune, so it’s very ergonomic!

I like other heads as well, they don’t always have to be reversed but I do prefer them most of the time. One con though, they are a bit of a pain to string unless you’re ambidextrous... 😬😬😬

Btw, have you considered a branding iron for your logo? Seems to me a good fit for your style. 🤔

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02/02/2021 9:12 pm  

Reverse Headstock looks funky and has some harmonic benefits according to some.

@eddie6string It looks great Eddie, I love reverse headstocks too, same as @mattbeels and for the same reasons. I haven’t heard about the tone being different or better though. Yeah, a brand would definitely be something to get, I’ve though about it too. 

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02/02/2021 10:06 pm  

Some say it allows the guitar wood to interact/vibrate more with the lower strings - how they know, I  can't guess?!?

Branding iron used on every Body & Neck!

If I could get consistent results, I'd use it where visible

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19/02/2021 8:39 am  

So managed to get sometime in the garage and I actually started the real guitar. Did a few bits to the neck and marked out the body.

Here are a couple of pics of the neck, truss rod channel routed and the headstock angle cut.

The routing went ok, I tried with the vacuum connected to the router but the hose kept dragging and I was worried that the router would pull off line so disconnected it.....ironically the cable then caught on the vacuum and pulled the router to one side, however, the error was not full depth or that long and will be covered by the fret board so will be fine.

You practice on scrap and it seems straight forward, put a bit of mahogany in front of you and turn to jelly, measure 80 times and rout badly once!

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19/02/2021 9:45 am  

It would be useful to have a DM facility amongst members, but I guess you'd have to have a 'block ' option too.

@eddie6string

I think the Private Message option used to be here, but it's currently on the non-functioning list, together with the edit button!

 

For instance;

I'm about to spend £K1 on a new storage shed, someone might know of a better deal etc...

Depends on what sort of shed you're after.  I've always used dunsterhouse.co.uk for garden buildings.  Some I've put up myself (no issues), others I've paid for them to put up (which they do ridiculously efficiently).  

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19/02/2021 10:45 am  

@peebee

however, the error was not full depth or that long

That'll be the truss rod slot learning curve that you've routed there. I'm fairly sure that we've all got one of these hidden under a fretboard, you're next one will be perfect.


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19/02/2021 6:07 pm  

Thanks @Robin. Picked up a nice thick plank of mahogany today. I would really like to make a les Paul replica, bound, in Desert Burst finish, not sure that’ll be next though!


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20/02/2021 10:01 pm  

That'll be the truss rod slot learning curve that you've routed there.

😆 @robin!

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22/02/2021 11:16 am  

Never seen a truss rod yet that wasn't a bit thicker at the headstock end - by the time you've 'nibbled out' for that your 'learning opportunity' will be even less noticable. 🙂

I tried dust extraction on first truss rod route and had similar issues with the vac hose. For the amount of wood actually being removed I decided I could easily live without extraction...

Guitar making is the art and science of turning expensive wood into sawdust.


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23/02/2021 7:05 pm  

Truss rod is in and the small mahogany bead glued in on top now. Hopefully get the Fret Board Glued on tomorrow then it’ll never show!

Had another learning opportunity  today when I profiled the neck and tipped the router, will get away with the damage when I carve the neck, annoying though especially as I should have used the router table instead! Still the next guitar will be better........hopefully.


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23/02/2021 7:31 pm  

Still the next guitar will be better.

It always is @peebee - no matter how many you make, the next one is always better.  At least, that’s been my experience.  

I reckon, if I make enough, I’ll eventually get one “right” !

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