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Old 10-19-2012, 07:59 AM   #21
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They do look unusual, but rolling saddle will definately help with string breaking,
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:44 AM   #22
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They do look unusual, but rolling saddle will definately help with string breaking,

Yeah, plus they looks slightly more comfortable on the hand than a standard TOM. Also, when I think about it, I think Dogear P90s are ugly but I'm using them anyway

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #23
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My thicknessing jig, pretty simple:

Horribly cut timber before:


During:

and after thicknessing:

Here's the other one:

Both bodies are just over 1" thick, so I'll probably put tops on them.

Elm?

Or, Elm on one, and Teak strips (kinda like the Teles, but thicker) on the other?

There's also some Oak and other stuff lying around, I'll have to have a proper look. Throw ideas at me people.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #24
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Please post a video or soundclip of those p90s im thinking of getting them for a sg im starting soon. P.S. the guitars look great so far cant wait to see the finished product.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #25
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Well, you might have noticed that progress stopped on my builds. I've been trying to get the workshop into shape. Still not there, in fact, it's not even half way there. Hell of a lot better though so I started up again a little yesterday.

I put Elm tops on these and routed them. I went with the control layout on the template for the first one (left) and wasn't exactly in love with it. I've moved up and to the right on the second one.


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Please post a video or soundclip of those p90s im thinking of getting them for a sg im starting soon. P.S. the guitars look great so far cant wait to see the finished product.

When I get finished I will

Edit: Oh, and those bevels were inspired by W4RP1G's Shred-Tele build. I didn't like the look of them when he first did it, but they grew on me. Thanks man

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #26
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I was about to say, everyones putting a little bit of W4RP1G into their builds, i think its a nice effect that allows you to add an accent bevel without doing the whole body. How are you going to fill the abscess' in the elm top on the right where the burl is? Im looking at doing a tele on my next build so ive been watching this go along.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #27
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I think I'm just going to go with wood dust and glue. Going to research to see if there's any other methods though too.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:12 PM   #28
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*sigh* yeah.. i added bevels to the more recent models of the jillard Jr. thought i was being all unique and stuff.. guess not..

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Old 01-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #29
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That's where I've seen it! I could've sworn I'd seen somewhere, even Googled it

I actually looked through your stuff when I was looking for knob placement ideas as well
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:12 PM   #30
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Hufscmid was doing that body contouring long before anyone on the forum.



And you really can't blame anyone for using your ideas when you are posting your work on the internet. That was something (just about the only thing) that always bothered me with Ormsby, he would always post something new, and then complain that it popped up everywhere.

On a more constructive note, I think those Elm tops look great! I love Jrs. I really want to build one.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #31
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Pickup cover, yay or nay?

I think yay.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #32
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i like it.

did you make it?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #33
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yay! that looks awesome man
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #34
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i like it.

did you make it?

Yup! Not quite as neat as I want though, so I'm going to make up a good template and remake it and make its partner
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #35
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interested to see how you do yours, i just started getting into covers, bobbins, pup rings etc recently.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #36
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Well for this I just routed out the inside.
Cut the outside to the rough dimensions and sanded them down on the belt sander.
Then I taped a plastic cover upside down on the top for the holes.

I'll post a picture of my template once I've got a better technique down though.

How do you do yours?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:08 PM   #37
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yeah, route the inside shape, then use a template, bandsaw and robosander to get it to size.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:12 AM   #38
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How do you line up your outside template with the inside hole? Do you just do it by eye?
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #39
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How do you line up your outside template with the inside hole? Do you just do it by eye?



i use a caliper...
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