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Old 08-21-2011, 08:55 AM   #81
Jason Jillard
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yeah.. i basically dropped my entire summer pay on those 2 things and some wood...
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:09 AM   #82
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Yea, it's good though. Once I pay mom back the 250 for the walnut SS's hardware I'm going to save up for a drill press and some more clamps....I'll probably get those for xmas/bday in november though, lol.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:07 PM   #83
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good clamps arent always cheap. i got mine for 20 bucks each a woodworking show.. regular 55 each.

i have 6 of them =]
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:22 PM   #84
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I need 2 24" aluminum bar clamps that are $30, and 5-10 normal bar clamps (12" and 24") that a 14/17$ from leevalley. Not to mention the hundreds of other dollars worth I could use, but it should all come with time.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #85
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yeah, just slowly build up your tool supply.. prioritize.. like

i still don't have a handplane. and i'll probbably buy a 2nd router before i buy a handplane lol
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:11 PM   #86
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Me neither.
I want/need more hand tools (spokeshave, drawknife, chisels,files, saws etc), some router bits, clamps, sand paper rolls, sharpening stones, some safety gear (probably first, you only get 2 eyes and ears in your life), and power tools (drill press, spindle sander, band saw) but we'll see in what order I deem them to be needed. Shit defiantly isnt cheap.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:40 PM   #87
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hey guys, been a while for this thread, but its still where i'll be tossing random photos.

so i took some updated pics of a few of my guitars, including how my tele is aging naturally =]
how the legocaster has aged naturally (its seen a lot of gigs and bad transportation.. but.. she is what she is)

and some new shots of old guitars. + another shot proving how awesome james is at wiring stuff.








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Old 11-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #88
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I like that Flamed Scratchplate. Good work.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:28 PM   #89
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I like the Legocaster's new shape better than the original one, actually. It's almost like a Mustang or Jazzmaster, but not quite either. Very cool. I also like the little dude hanging in the pickup cavity, lol.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:11 PM   #90
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hahah yeah, the pickup broke.. so instead of buying a new pup i soldered a lego man inside.


when i play it i still miss that bridge position, but.. the lego guy is awesomee
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:33 PM   #91
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hahah yeah, the pickup broke.. so instead of buying a new pup i soldered a lego man inside.


when i play it i still miss that bridge position, but.. the lego guy is awesomee


It's like phil-x in reverse! Also, I love the look of that les paul, very hand made looking.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:51 AM   #92
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It's like phil-x in reverse! Also, I love the look of that les paul, very hand made looking.



ahaha yeah, he has wolverine stuck into the neck cavity.


speaking of phil x, the guy whos teaching me to build acosutics (loucin guitars)

built a 6 string acoustic for phil. and is currently building him a 12 string. its pretty awesome to watch it come to life.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:53 AM   #93
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Hey jason, i was randomly browsing your website, and i was very interested by the heel of the empress series. how di you did that? do you have any shoot of the neck before gluing? really like the idea of such neck, the high frets acces must be a breeze. Altough, the tenon seems pretty samll from what i observed.
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #94
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yeah, i have to rework that whole idea... so far the pro's havn't outweighed the one con of structual integrity.


although, it held up perfectly fine until i sat on it by accident. after that it hasn't been able to be glued in properly again.

it would work fine with a deep set neck tho.. like i said, just needs to be re-worked a little. but yeah.. its super comfortable.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:55 PM   #95
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hey guys! so, im building a 5 string fanend fret bass for myself... having trouble deciding on a color scheme.

heres the full scale drawing


it will ahve one humbucker, some cool wiring and silver hardware. made from a 2 peice alder body (grain is just meh)

so far my ideas that im tossing around are:

metallic red, with wenge+bloodwood 5 peice neck, ebony fretboard
metallic red, with flamed maple+bloodwood 5 piece neck, flamed maple fretboard.

metallic purple, with wenge/purpleheart 5 piece, ebony fb
metallic purple, with flamedmaple/purpleheart, flamed maple fb

metallic white, wenge+flamed maple 5 piece, ebony fb
metallic white, flamed maple+purplehear neck, purpleheart fretboard

black, flamed maple+wenge neck, flamed maple fb

metallic blue, 5pc flamed maple neck, flamed maple fb


or.. anything cool you guys can think of.

i'm pretty sure its not in the budget for super fancy woods.. but im not 100% on that yet.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:10 PM   #96
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metallic purple, with wenge/purpleheart 5 piece, ebony fb

This. Exept not metalic, please.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:24 PM   #97
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i'm pretty set on metallic. jsut like.. how cars are metallic.. not like glitter or anything.

only thing i'm worried about with purple is the bass looking too feminine.

i'm a pretty small dude, jsut want to make sure it doesn't make me look girly =P

but purple would look good on this bass

anyone else?
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:58 PM   #98
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That really depends on the shade of purple. Imo there's few finishes more badass than a really deep purple burst, like this one
But if it's a lighter purple, then yeah, it might look feminine.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:08 PM   #99
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Hey jason, I know this is kinda random. But whatever happened to the Uke tele you were making? I stumbled across the thread a while back, and it just kinda stops haha. I didnt wanna necrobump so I thought id ask here.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #100
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yeah that build jsut kind of died unfortunatly.. wasn't turning out the wya i wanted it and other builds took priorety.

and i agree purple CAN be b.a im jsut worried abotu it on this more elegant body design.
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