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Old 07-11-2009, 04:51 PM   #41
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Be careful with that cocobolo, it's super waxy so it's hard to glue.
I'm looking forward to this!
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:59 PM   #42
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Thanks for the tip

I was thinking about scoring the sides which will be glued with some rough sandpaper (60?) before glueing them to the cherry. Good idea?
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:03 PM   #43
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It will help. Although apparently, if you plane down each surface as smooth as it can, it will bond just as well.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:06 PM   #44
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I found that the cocobolo is cut a bit like a parallelogram, but almost square, if that make sense, so I'm going to put it through the table saw in an attempt to square it up.

I lack a planer.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:20 PM   #45
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Wipe it down with naptha to clear off the oil before glueing
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:22 PM   #46
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Thanks man.

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:36 PM   #47
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New Body Design. Probably final.

Also, anybody who has an opinion - Walnut vs. Cherry! Go!

This is the best shape I think.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:59 PM   #48
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What did you make that on?
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:15 PM   #49
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It's more or less the shape I'm going with - changed one or two tiny things for my printout. I made it on Autodesk Inventor. My school gave us free 30-day trial downloads, so I took advantage of it and used all 30 days to design that and then print it off. I'm not very productive...

EDIT: Wood pics will be up in a few.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:08 PM   #50
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PICTURE TIME!

This is my wood.

First Post of Thread for These Pictures

And now each piece individually. Cocobolo, Padauk, Cherry, in that order.


I think the cherry has some flame figuring to it... there are lines in it reminiscent of flamed maple, but I'm not certain. Look closely at my picture and you might be able to see it.


Here are some more shots of the Padauk - possibly figured. Can someone confirm this?


In that last one, the cherry seems to have an ugly burn mark from sawing. Good thing it's going to be a neck laminate and no one's gonna see it
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:23 PM   #51
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cocobolo.........

you haves teh sexy wood copa
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:26 PM   #52
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Thanx brahski. I'm kinda disappointed that I'm using the cocbolo as a neck lam - that swirl pattern would look awesome as a fretboard.

Ah well. Natty finished neck and headstock will look sweet.


EDIT: Wow, the smaller images look alot better. I should've put in the time to resize everything. That's what I get for being lazy, I guess.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:30 PM   #53
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Natural finishes FTW!
tis a bit of a shame, but is cocobolo even good for fretboards?
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:42 PM   #54
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Cocobolo is a true rosewood, so I'd think so.

I guess it's, like, second only to Brazilian Rosewood?
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I will be lurking in this thread for a while TS. Tis very sexy design you have going, have you done any guitar mods before?
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:02 PM   #56
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I have not... this is my first.

Design inspiration came from a 4 inch doodle in my math notebook. Designing guitars while I should be paying attention to Pre-Calc. I must be the next Paul Reed Smith or something
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:01 AM   #57
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I have not... this is my first.

Design inspiration came from a 4 inch doodle in my math notebook. Designing guitars while I should be paying attention to Pre-Calc. I must be the next Paul Reed Smith or something



meh, **** precalc. anyway, good luck!
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:13 PM   #58
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Thanks man. Hopefully I will be cutting the neck lams and body board tomorrow; might glue them.

Today I think I'm gonna round up some clamps, see what I've got.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:20 PM   #59
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Haha, doodling guitar designs on school papers has been a staple of my school career

Anywho, shexay woodz
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:08 PM   #60
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Quick update:

Dropped my Padauk off to my uncle, who does crazy cabinet work and stuff like that.

Tomorrow, he's gonna stick it through a thickness planer and then a thickness sander. And after that, he's going to do something to the sides which I will be glueing (end-joint, I think?) so that they're really smooth and at a perfect 90* angle to the other faces.

He says he'll lend me a few clamps, and then thow it in the thickness sander again after I glue it so that it's really nice.


EDIT:

Also - apparently my Cherry isn't actually cherry. It's Brazilian Cherry, which I found out the other night in the Jim Thread is Jatoba.
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