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Robin
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18/01/2021 6:44 pm  

I think the blank will have to remain as a practice piece as it is bowed and there are a couple, admittedly small, splits in it.

Don't give up on it Peebee, I'm having fun with my bit of scrap.

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19/01/2021 5:20 pm  

Some progress today. Only balls up was routing the full depth of the pick up before the neck pocket, but luckily managed to rout the neck pocket to full depth as the body is thinner than a real one, but lesson learned for next time!

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mattbeels
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19/01/2021 7:43 pm  

Good job @peebee 

Glad to hear you were able to work around that neck joint problem!

Looks like you’ve got some carving to do, best of luck!

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20/01/2021 1:54 pm  

Started the carve today.

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20/01/2021 2:44 pm  

Looking real good!


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mattbeels
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20/01/2021 3:02 pm  

@peebee

Great job!

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Robin
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20/01/2021 3:19 pm  

The carve is looking good Peebee, I might just do the same myself.


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20/01/2021 8:25 pm  

@peebee Looking good man, keep going. 

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21/01/2021 8:46 am  

Yes go for it @Robin, I watched Marks live stream carving again, its fairly straight forward and looks great.

I will be back at it today!


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21/01/2021 9:47 am  

Go for it an post loads of pics!

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Peebee
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21/01/2021 4:10 pm  

A bit more finessing today. I adjusted the carve on the lower horn, made it deeper than I finished it yesterday. I think also for the real body I'm not sure that I would do the carve on the top horn....we'll see. All in all though pleased with the results, it really comes alive when you go through the grits and now cant wait to get some finish on it, albeit only oil.

Giving thought to using this body now, it is a bit thin, similar to an SG and the back needs some work which will make it a little thinner still - but it could work. Was planning a belly carve too bit it maybe too thin for this.

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21/01/2021 4:51 pm  

Looking very good Peebee. 

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21/01/2021 6:27 pm  

@peebee

I think the carve on the upper horn looks great.

How thick is the body then?

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22/01/2021 5:36 pm  

Thanks Matt, it is 40mm thick, I think that the area that maybe too thin is the neck pocket and how much glue contact area there is, but still toying with using it.

A bit more done, carved the belly carve and made a cover for the control cavity out of the same wood, can't stand plastic covers.

My truss rod router bit turned up today, thanks Mark and Carol, so can start the neck now. The first one of those will be a practice as its a crappy bit of fence post!

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22/01/2021 11:34 pm  

@peebee

40mm isn’t too bad, there are thinner ones out there for sure.

What‘s the thickness of the bottom of your neck pocket? 10mm minimum will do and judging from the photos it looks like you have enough surface all around to me.

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