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Old 03-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #21
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You are right about that, I would buy and use a slower hardener, but I don't really need a longer open time, its 4 hour open time in normal conditions, 3-7 days to full cure. Ill be applying it to the edges and placing them together then using a syringe to get right down between the gaps so I'm not really concerned in any way, Any bubbles and so forth on the surface can be drop filled later anyway
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:08 AM   #22
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I wouldn't mess with the mix. I've had only bad experiences with epoxy because apparently I suck at mixing stuff. I tried to fill some pickup cavities with it and it never cured GACK! I finished out the hack with mighty putty (the shit billy mays was on about) and some bondo and it ended up being an awesome sounding guitar! Go figure haha
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:49 PM   #23
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If it were me I would've made each piece a different shape like an actual puzzle, then again I'm like the only person in the world that could pay that much attention to minute detail
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #24
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That is true, but it was just a bit easier sticking to one shape piece, at least then I was gauranteed it'd all fit!

Sorted my template today, JCG notice the edges of this template, smooth curves, no bumps.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:22 AM   #25
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Nice looking template
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:56 AM   #26
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I like the shape! Original, or did I miss something?
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #27
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That is true, but it was just a bit easier sticking to one shape piece, at least then I was gauranteed it'd all fit!

Sorted my template today, JCG notice the edges of this template, smooth curves, no bumps.



i feel so noticed. yes i do thanks
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:32 PM   #28
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I like the shape! Original, or did I miss something?


I based it off a guitar shape that I saw once and really liked, and just drew something close to it in CAD, so not reeeaaallly, but kind of!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #29
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wow nice build
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:25 AM   #30
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Headstock idea?

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:02 AM   #31
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Those top wings could potentially be weak, but if you're careful with tuner placement you should be fine
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:41 AM   #32
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I would just put a regular head stock on it. Maybe some 1mm thin puzzle peices over the top?
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:03 AM   #33
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cool body shape.

someone jsut did a puzzle bass liek this on mlp forums too.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:57 AM   #34
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make it more banjo'esque, but still puzzley, or do a banjo shape with puzzlepeices over it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #35
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GABarrie, ProphetToJables, Nowa, you are right, there will be an area of stress concentration around the cut out areas, both in torsion and direct stress, but I'm not too worried about strength; the neck is a 5 piece laminate plus I'll veneer a piece of purpleheart over the headstock. I also found this picture when looking for headstock ideas which I think confirms it's a plausible design

http://www.bas-extravaganza.nl/imag...e_4_800x600.jpg

Jason, Thanks, yeah I saw that when I was looking for inspiration/ideas for this build, it was quite a cool build, that really sealed the deal for me wanting to try it
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #36
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I'm keeping an eye on this one.

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Cool idea but it could easily break. You'll be alright as long as the tuners aren't in the corners of the piece.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:48 PM   #37
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I would just put a regular head stock on it. Maybe some 1mm thin puzzle peices over the top?

i would prefer this over your headstock idea, it looks weird and i dont think tuner placement will be easy, but thats just my opinion
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #38
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If you went with your headstock design I feel that for the ease of tuner placement Steinberger's gearless tuners would be the way to go. I put them on my Gibson a long time ago, and while I wasn't as impressed as I hoped I'd be they're fairly good tuners.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:57 PM   #39
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Progress;

Picked up my neck laminates and glued the neck blank up



Mixed up my black epoxy mix



I covered both edges for each join for the body and stuck them all togeather, and flooded the surface with what epoxy I had left, there's bound to be a few air bubbles and a few gaps around some pieces but nothing I can't drop fill with more epoxy later

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:41 AM   #40
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Today I went at both faces with the electric plane and roughly took off most of the epoxy to expose areas that need more filling, then I just drop filled those with more epoxy mix. Once all thats sorted I'll run it through the thickness sander and take a good couple of mm off each side



In general the black lines between the pieces were pretty good, they arent perfect, but I like it that way, reminds you it's hand made and everyones human



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