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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:55 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

More contouring happening...








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Looking Good. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:53 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

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Looking Good. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!


What he said. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:58 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Pretty soon you're going to have to start taking orders, Rick. Drool

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:07 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks. Smile

I have one more project queued up after this, then feel free. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:52 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow, not only going to look great, but the pictures are awesome to help those of us who would love to tackle a job like this ourselves! Great job!!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:53 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks. I've been trying to remember to take lots of pics as I go along, hopefully enough to help anyone who's thinking about building one.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:10 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Body edges rounded to 1/4" radius. Not yet blended into contours, and still also have to manually round over the contour edges.

(Resizing made all the smooth lines look bumpy...click on pics to see full size.)








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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:12 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Lookin' good! Applause
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:16 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the control cavity...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:35 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I didn't post any updates last week, doing mundane stuff such as making templates and sanding:



I made a template using "standard" humbucker route dimensions first, but didn't like the amount of space that would have been left around the pickups, so I made this one specific to the DiMarzio Mo'Joes that are going in this guitar.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:26 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Looking good. Think Think Think
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:03 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, look at the grain on that MDF template. Laughing Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:05 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

It looks good to me, I don't even have the tools/skills to make a template. It's a good thing Carvin has kits. Laughing


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:56 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

That part's not difficult, but it is exacting--you do have to get things laid out exactly right before you start routing the template or else you're doomed from the start. I've very rarely made a template and had it come out perfect on the first attempt.

Once I get a template perfect, I generally make that the master template, and cut another one from it for general use.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:35 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

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That part's not difficult, but it is exacting--you do have to get things laid out exactly right before you start routing the template or else you're doomed from the start.

Maybe I should start with something like a birdhouse or feeder before building a guitar/bass. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:38 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

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That part's not difficult, but it is exacting--you do have to get things laid out exactly right before you start routing the template or else you're doomed from the start.

Maybe I should start with something like a birdhouse or feeder before building a guitar/bass. Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:49 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

SirFreakOfTheInk wrote:
Maybe I should start with something like a birdhouse or feeder before building a guitar/bass. Smile


Oh yeah, a nice mahogony wren house with a flamed maple top, a rosewood perch and stainless nails. Throw a couple of abalone dots on it! The birds would love it. Laughing

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bjt wrote:
SirFreakOfTheInk wrote:
Maybe I should start with something like a birdhouse or feeder before building a guitar/bass. Smile


Oh yeah, a nice mahogony wren house with a flamed maple top, a rosewood perch and stainless nails. Throw a couple of abalone dots on it! The birds would love it. Laughing

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The perch sounds brighter if it's ebony.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:23 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

ElfDude wrote:

The perch sounds brighter if it's ebony.

Until the birds leave a few droppings on it, then the tone is crappy. Tongue Spin
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