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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-22-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Thanks guys. @T00DEEPBLUE Well, if its small...

Thanks guys.

@T00DEEPBLUE
Well, if its small finishing stuff and assembly I'm doing most of it in my house on a table, so, yessum, I'm a barefoot dweller. lol Crocs for shop work on this build, but...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-20-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Thanks dude. Well 160 hours later and I could...

Thanks dude.
Well 160 hours later and I could start wet sanding and buffing. So here we are!!!

The back
https://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/ethanb081/ETB%20Xtrec/DSC_2796_zpso3ciopzw.jpg

Some...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-06-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Thanks guys! So I started spraying earlier, the...

Thanks guys!

So I started spraying earlier, the target EM6000 is water based, so I was expecting it to go on clear, and it did, very clear. However it didn't give the stain as much of a soaked or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-05-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Thanks guys, building a neck isn't that bad, just...

Thanks guys, building a neck isn't that bad, just do a little research and jump into it... That's what I did!

Any ways I got to some staining today. I applied 2 coats of Target Coatings EM6000 water...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-02-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
So I'm currently posting this on another forum I...

So I'm currently posting this on another forum I frequent and one of the members suggested I should back strap the headstock to clean up the look I had some limba and zebrawood and settled on the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-30-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
@The Locust Thank you! @bobafettacheese Thanks,...

@The Locust
Thank you!

@bobafettacheese
Thanks, I will probably try to get something close to the mechanical pencil I have there, perhaps lighter though, I'll have to test on some scraps first.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-30-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Got the neck mostly finished from profiling. Just...

Got the neck mostly finished from profiling. Just need to spend a little more time with some sanding, to get it comfortable where I want it.

Rasp and spoke shave, birds eye is starting to pop a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-30-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,743
Posted By Ethanb08
Jay Turser Explorer Clone Vox AD15VT combo

Jay Turser Explorer Clone
Vox AD15VT combo
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-29-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Got a little bit of work done, in the last few...

Got a little bit of work done, in the last few days.
My 11mm router bit arrived so I could route the string plate for the hannes and drill the grounding wire channel to the control...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-25-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
It's finally starting to look like a guitar...

It's finally starting to look like a guitar now!
Shaped with a template bit, and some of the parts set on...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-24-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Got a bit of work done today. My bench top drill...

Got a bit of work done today. My bench top drill press is too small to reach into the middle of the body to drill the holes for the hannes bridge, so I ended up making a small 3/4" thick jig on my...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-23-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
So a bit more progress coming along. Gluing the...

So a bit more progress coming along.
Gluing the top on, I typically do one side at a time, Mainly due to a lack of clamps, I have a 4 way equal pressure clamping thing somewhere that I'll maybe...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-17-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Haven't done too much in the last few days, but...

Haven't done too much in the last few days, but here.

After going through up to #1000 fret eraser. The dots on the tape are so I know which frets are done. The line was me experimenting with some...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-15-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Ethanb08
Are you building from scratch or are you buying a...

Are you building from scratch or are you buying a ready to assemble body and neck/kit?

output jack, pots, knobs, switch are some of the basics. If it's a scratch build you'll need a truss rod,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-15-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
So for fret leveling on a compound fretboard its...

So for fret leveling on a compound fretboard its pretty similar to a regular fretboard. Colour the top of the frets with a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-14-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Thanks guys, I hope this build goes well too...

Thanks guys, I hope this build goes well too lol.

Anyways yesterday I made some templates for the control cavities and control cover recesses.

Today I started drilling out some bulk from the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-13-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
@T00DEEPBLUE Well for compound radius boards its...

@T00DEEPBLUE
Well for compound radius boards its probably the easiest way to level the frets. On the last single radius board I made/levelled I used the same radius block for levelling frets as for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-13-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Yeah it is flat, ideally you keep moving it along...

Yeah it is flat, ideally you keep moving it along the radius of the frets so you sort of keep the radius rather than focusing on one area. Its hardly different from leveling a single radius...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-13-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
@T00DEEPBLUE I just use a 12" radius...

@T00DEEPBLUE
I just use a 12" radius sanding block at frets 0 to 6ish, a 14" radius block at frets 6-12, and a 16" radius block at frets 13-onward. Honestly I kind of just eye ball it by sanding the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
First time using alternating wood instead of...

First time using alternating wood instead of inlays, and I think I'm gonna do it this way from now on.
https://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/ethanb081/ETB%20Xtrec/DSC_2161_zps2hprpsww.jpg

Trimmed...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Scalloped headstock! because I love em, I need...

Scalloped headstock! because I love em, I need em, can't get enough of em.
https://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/ethanb081/ETB%20Xtrec/DSC_2141_zpszpuslbvj.jpg

Gluing the ziricote fretboard to the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
Template to be cut...

Template to be cut out
https://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/ethanb081/ETB%20Xtrec/DSC_2087_zpsx2yeyisl.jpg\

Gluing up the neck...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ethanb08
ETB Xtrec Build (my take on the explorer shape)

So I've started a build at the beginning of September and I've finally dedicated the time to put together some photos of my progress thus far, and I'll likely update as I get work done on it.

So as...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-31-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Ethanb08
Well some of the stuff I did in a cabinet shop...

Well some of the stuff I did in a cabinet shop while I worked in one, but then I got another job else where and they didn't get touched for about a year (on the account of no time) but when I finally...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-30-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Ethanb08
They play pretty good, the neck on the...

They play pretty good, the neck on the mockingbird is probably the best feeling neck I've ever made, I typically build asymmetrical necks just cause I like the feel and I really found my balance on...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Ethanb08
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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2015, 09:47 PM
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Views: 391
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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2015, 09:46 PM
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Views: 391
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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2015, 09:45 PM
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Views: 391
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