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Old 04-05-2012, 10:37 PM   #61
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Looking great man. It may not be your idea, but I'd say you're doing a far better job than others I've seen. It must have taken bloody ages on the bandsaw too - glad to see you're putting it to good use.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:50 PM   #62
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Thanks man, and you're dead right about that, a long time spent hunched over the bandsaw and router table
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:12 PM   #63
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Did a little bit today,

Cut out the neck profile, routed for the truss rod, had a bit of wobble on my first pass, had to clean that up with some epoxy and purpleheart dust. Ah well



Sanded down the inlays



My little idea to use the 3 different timbers mixed with epoxy for the dots didn't work out that great, came out reasonably dark which was a shame, but hey you win some and you lose some!



Got out the overhead routing jig and thinned down the back of the headstock and neck

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:54 PM   #64
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Amazing build! Well done so far, very creative. Looking forward to the next update!
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:45 AM   #65
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Shame about the inlay dots, at least you can drill them out and start again. I'd go with the same wood as the inset puzzle piece, and a little bigger (6mm or so), but I'm pretty conservative like that.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:53 PM   #66
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i kinda like the real light dots. its makes the fretboard look a lot simpler from far away but lets you still have markers for yourself.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:35 AM   #67
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Exactly my thinking when I saw how they came out!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #68
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Tinier (than the 12th fret marker) puzzle pieces in different shapes/colors and all slightly askew and off the center axis would look awesome, IMO. Like you just dumped out a puzzle box and that's how the pieces landed.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #69
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Tinier (than the 12th fret marker) puzzle pieces in different shapes/colors and all slightly askew and off the center axis would look awesome, IMO. Like you just dumped out a puzzle box and that's how the pieces landed.


While I'm sure that'd look nice, I'm leaving the fretboard as it is, simple, and not cluttered.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:50 PM   #70
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The minimalist in me likes that concept too. Just trying to throw an idea out there. This is an interesting build and I look forward to your updates!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #71
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The puzzle piece inlay looks great! And love the neck woods.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:12 AM   #72
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Did a little bit the last couple of days,

A couple of dabs of silicon on the ends and middle and put in the trussrod, then a merbau filler strip.



Planed down the filler strip, ready to glue the f/b on



Routed out some cavities and a small roundover



Got the overhead router jig out and double sided taped a angle block underneath the body



Like so



Instant forearm contour



This did however reveal a couple of minor cracks in a pine piece, which pissed me off a bit but hey not much I can do about other than get on with it! So stabilised it with some thin CA, will most likely gouge that out a bit and fill it with some pine dust and glue later.



Did a wee tummy cut, nothing too large





That's all for today folks!
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:02 AM   #73
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That body looks great, do you think youll redo the inlay dots or just keep them this way?
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #74
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Looking great dude.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:53 AM   #75
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Cheers Boysie, Leon I think I will, they're a lot more noticeable in person, and I kind of like them
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:59 AM   #76
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That looks fantastic!
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Freakin sweet!
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #78
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Update time, but with no pictures until later.

Last time I used gfs pups I was pleasantly surprised, and most of the tone of course comes from the amp, so thought I'd give them another go, bought a black on black dream 180 bridge pos, and a lil killer modern in neck pos.

Planning to have those 2x hums , 1V, 1T, 3way selector, 1 push/pull for coil split.

Also ordered something I'm alot more excited about, a graphtech ghost piezo tune o matic, black nickel finish. I'll most likely make my own summing board and wire it into a artec MB-1 which I have lying around. but we'll see.

ALSO made a new 12" gluing block yesterday and glued down the fretboard, so I'll post pictures tonight or tomorrow

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:51 PM   #79
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Sounds great, my buddy put GFS burstbucker 3 copies in his LP and they sound great. Looking forward to see how the other electronics work out; sounds very interesting.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:51 AM   #80
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Got the neck into the clamps



Got it out and rough sawed to shape, then to the router table



Routed to shape



Now I need to stop stalling and figure out what I'm doing for the headstock!
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