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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-06-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
Hand tool time. A bit of rasp, file and...

Hand tool time. A bit of rasp, file and spokeshave and the result looks like this:

http://www.seittipalvelu.fi/guitarproject4/neck_shaping.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-04-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! There will also be a truss rod cover of...

Thanks! There will also be a truss rod cover of ebony with black screws. I want to do this one clean and simple. Today I got to do a bit of fretwork as you can see in the pics.

Frets cut to length...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-28-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
The body shape is now sawn and sanded so the...

The body shape is now sawn and sanded so the shape is pretty much what it will be. Still needs quite a bit of sanding. Upper body edge is also slightly...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! It turned out nicer than I thought...

Thanks! It turned out nicer than I thought actually, I was originally about to go with a more of a Parker copy.

Here's a couple more photos. I made a recess on the top for the floating trem to have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-21-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
This time it was a bit more drilling and...

This time it was a bit more drilling and headstock shaping. Actually, the way the grain goes in this body it sometimes looks a bit like plywood in some places :D

This is kinda swimmingpool-ish for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
A couple of progress pics. I'm really beginning...

A couple of progress pics. I'm really beginning to like the looks of swamp ash. The more the body gets shaped the more interesting grain figures come out. Can't wait to see it with some color and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
A bit of neck stuff again. I finally got the much...

A bit of neck stuff again. I finally got the much waited belt sander and to test it I thinned down an ebony headstock veneer blank to 2mm. Doing that I also realized how quickly it's possible to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-21-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
A bit more progress on this. Tremolo cavity is...

A bit more progress on this. Tremolo cavity is now done to pretty much standard stratocaster specs. I'll still have to take away a bit more wood to get some extra range both ways since the trem will...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-16-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
Pic of the day. Got the neck pocket routed clean....

Pic of the day. Got the neck pocket routed clean. Next will probably be positioning the bridge and pickup cavities and doing the same thing to them. This time around I'll probably also make a bit...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
A bit more wood came off the body blank today....

A bit more wood came off the body blank today. Just have to take away all that does NOT look like it belongs to this particular guitar. :)

Neck pocket...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By jenrg
For a non shiny wood finish you might go with a...

For a non shiny wood finish you might go with a clear satin lacquer. That way you'd get the protection and the looks you're after.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-20-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
That I did with a big jointer / surface planer I...

That I did with a big jointer / surface planer I happened to have access to at the moment.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-19-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By jenrg
I bit the bullet and bought this...

I bit the bullet and bought this one:

http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Files/Offset_Diamond_Fret_File.html

it's expensive but in my opinion worth every penny. For beveling I just...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-19-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
Did some more routing today. I got the neck sides...

Did some more routing today. I got the neck sides routed clean and also got the heel to proper thickness. I used a router this time instead of a Wagner Safe-T planer I used on my previous necks. I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-16-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
Neck roughly sawn. No bandsaw this time around so...

Neck roughly sawn. No bandsaw this time around so I had to go with a jigsaw instead. Worked well enough, sawn side actually looks less rough than with a bandsaw. The blade did get a bit hot though,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
Ok, pic time at last. I don't know about you but...

Ok, pic time at last. I don't know about you but I've found the amount of pictures taken of a project goes down after the first couple since they start to pretty much just repeat themselves, at the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By jenrg
JEN Custom #4

Ok, might as well start a thread on my next build now. I've been on and off planning this one for a long time while engaged in other more important (says the lady of the house) projects involving...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-08-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
...and here's the last piece of the...

...and here's the last piece of the puzzle:

http://www.seittipalvelu.fi/guitarproject3/final-12.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-07-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
Ok, so I got the #3 back for a final setup and...

Ok, so I got the #3 back for a final setup and now the active electronics have been installed, intonation set up and so on. This time around the preamp turned out to have quite a bit more gain than...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-23-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
Phew... finally it is done. Though at the moment...

Phew... finally it is done. Though at the moment I don't have any pics to prove it :) We had a gig last weekend where my band was performing first and my brother's band was the main act and I wanted...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-09-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! Here's the first test-fit with the...

Thanks! Here's the first test-fit with the strings on. It already plays nicely although it still needs a proper setup.

Strings line up pretty...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By jenrg
Apart from action and intonation, I've also seen...

Apart from action and intonation, I've also seen a few cases with the same symptoms where the nut has been too high. Project Guitar has some tutorials on doing the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By jenrg
Also, if the discolouration is due to blocked UV...

Also, if the discolouration is due to blocked UV it will probably even out in time as the lighter area is now also exposed to UV.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
Time flies and slowly but steadily this project...

Time flies and slowly but steadily this project sees some progress. Getting close to being fully finished but there's still a lot of little details to do. Cavity shielding + covers, truss rod cover,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-09-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! First off, I had the logo cut out from...

Thanks! First off, I had the logo cut out from vinyl. Then after the first clearcoats and light sanding I placed the logo on the headstock. Then it was just more clearcoats (+ sanding in between) to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-09-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
The buffing will still have to wait because I...

The buffing will still have to wait because I don't have proper tools and I'm not going to do it by hand. I'll go to a workshop of a local luthier to do it, hopefully sometime soon. In the meantime...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
Current status in pics: Headstock sanded flat....

Current status in pics:

Headstock sanded flat. You can still see some tiny bubbles that I hope will go away with further sanding + buffing. I may have sprayed the first clear coats too thick or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
Sorry to let you down but it's not finished yet...

Sorry to let you down but it's not finished yet :) The frets have been leveled, crowned and polished and I'm currently sanding the whole thing absolutely flat for buffing. I'll also move to another...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-08-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,390
Posted By jenrg
You could try vinyl decals, they can be done in...

You could try vinyl decals, they can be done in almost any colour. Basically it's a sticker cut from vinyl and you can clearcoat over it. It does take more coats to get it perfectly flush but it's...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-04-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,831
Posted By jenrg
Here come the pics as promised. The appearance...

Here come the pics as promised. The appearance changes quite a lot depending on the lighting and viewing angle but overall I'm very happy with the results. Now there will be final sanding and buffing...
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