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Deej
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07/04/2021 11:58 pm  

Pickups by "??" @Deej.

Is that a new brand?

Haha great spot @tv I designed it for the guys 50th (old school mate) so I left the choice to him.

He chose the Iron gear rolling mills set with over wound bridge...coil tapped..

You can hear another mate play it “up side down” to get an idea if the tone

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08/04/2021 5:43 pm  

I did something far less scientific for thinning down my last neck blank;

Masking tape & superglued two long pieces of equal height wood (and higher than my blank) to my workmate.

Clamped the neck blank down at either end.

Masking tape & superglued a wider router base plate to my router and sat it on top of the wood.

Used cavity router cutter to thickness a few mm at a time.

It wasn't pretty but it worked 🤣 

Your jig looks much safer ...

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


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08/04/2021 6:13 pm  

Having seen his neck pocket solution I'm just crossing my fingers that @darrenking is going to need to thin some body blanks at some point so we can all benefit.


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08/04/2021 7:13 pm  

Looks like your workpiece is secured in place - make sure you wedge it on the sides too, so it can't move in any direction.

When I have used the CNC router to flatten big lumps of rough sawn timber, I drill a deep, countersunk hole in each corner so that I can screw it down to a piece of 24mm birch ply which can be held by the vacuum table. This allows me to pack out each corner with washers, or just veneer offcuts, to remove any wobble before fully tightening the screws. Once the first side has been flattened the timber could probably be held by vacuum alone for flattening the second side but I still tend to screw it down anyway just to be on the safe side. It's amazing how much a 50mm thick plank will move simply through having had 2mm skimmed off its surfaces.

Having seen his neck pocket solution I'm just crossing my fingers that @darrenking is going to need to thin some body blanks at some point so we can all benefit.

I'd be more than happy to design and build something like this for you guys if you want me to. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll see what I can do. What size do you you mostly buy your body blanks in at?


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08/04/2021 7:27 pm  

I'd be more than happy to design and build something like this for you guys if you want me to. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll see what I can do. What size do you you mostly buy your body blanks in at?

@darrenking Yes of course, I’m interested. I was going to make one but if something better can be acquired from you, it means more time guitar building for me. Also, I know the product will be right if you have made it. 👍

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10/04/2021 10:25 am  

@deej Stunning build, great carpentry! Absolutely love the choice of bridge and saddles too, what are they please?

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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10/04/2021 5:46 pm  

Too kind @tej

The bridge is a Schiller Hannes bridge. Not cheap but awesome to play on as they are smooth as silk..

https://schaller.info/en/hannes-bridge

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10/04/2021 5:50 pm  

Schaller....damn iPad corrective text....and no edit button...

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10/04/2021 6:56 pm  

@deej so far it’s gone to the top of the list, now to figure out how to fund it 🙂 I think what I need to do is to get a bridge from a company who also make a cheaper one with the same mounting of possible, that way I can move the shiniest nicest parts onto subsequent guitars I make, presuming this whole process goes well that is!! Not sure how plausible that is at all but no chance I can afford to use that grade of hardware on every build 🤔

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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10/04/2021 6:59 pm  

Not sure how plausible that is at all but no chance I can afford to use that grade of hardware on every build

I've sometimes done the opposite @Tej.

Made something, but with relatively "affordable" hardware, and then upgraded the parts if the guitar turned out really well.

It's difficult swapping some bridges though - that Hannes one particularly.  I'm not sure you'd find something else of the same dimensions and - critically -with the same mountings/fixings.

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10/04/2021 7:08 pm  

It's difficult swapping some bridges though - that Hannes one particularly. 

I’ve not found any but there are ones on eBay cheaper but may be copies. It worth saving though for best quality as the guitar benefits for it in the end. 

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10/04/2021 7:13 pm  

Not sure how plausible that is at all but no chance I can afford to use that grade of hardware on every build

@tej Yeah it’s not a cheap hobby this if you want decent hardware, there aren’t really any substitutions and if there are they look cheap. I resigned myself to the fact a long time ago that if I want the good stuff, then I have to pay the money for it. Every so often I will sell a guitar so money comes back in and I make a good profit. This of course gets pumped back into buying more guitar parts, expensive ones. 🤣 I never really make any money but sales do help fund the obsession/addiction/way of life. Rock n Roll 🤘😁🤘🎸

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10/04/2021 7:17 pm  

I never really make any money but sales do help fund the obsession/addiction/way of life.

That’s what it’s all about @boo?

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10/04/2021 7:30 pm  

I never really make any money but sales do help fund the obsession/addiction/way of life.

That’s what it’s all about @boo?

@Deej

I think you were on a break when Boo told us the stories of his pop up spray booth on Blackpool prom, the pink glitter body paint, and the hen parties.

You can fill in the details ...

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10/04/2021 7:33 pm  

😬

Funny Girls?

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