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Old 05-07-2012, 07:07 AM   #21
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Looks good man. Every build you do seems to come out that much tidier - keep it up.


thanks man! the tremolo template wont be bought soon because i just bought a new amp if you are wondering.

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:50 PM   #22
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here's the top belly cut all nice and sanded. looks awesome! i can't believe i actually did it!





now to buy that template. getting paid tomorrow so i'll be able to get it soon. . .hopefully!

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #23
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Cool. Will keep an eye on this.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:00 PM   #24
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since i was uploading pics, i started the control cavity:

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #25
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Dont go routing out a cavity like that, you'll ruin your router bits in no time. Drill out the bulk of the cavity with a forstner bit, or any drill bit for that matter, BEFORE routing it out, it'll be faster and save you money when your not dulling your router bits and having to buy new ones
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #26
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Also, make a copy of that template onto thicker plywood or MDF, and use the copy as your 'working' template and keep the acrylic one as a master.

Those acrylic templates are very thin and it forces you to take off much more material just to get the bearing to run against the template, if you make a thicker copy the bearing can sit higher and the cutter/router wont have to work as hard.

and if you mess up the working template you can just make another from the master,
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:34 AM   #27
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just got this:


so ill have some updates when i get around to it. i had some problems with my router bearing but im all good now.


EDIT:

ive had one of these hanging around that ill use (not same model)

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Old 06-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #28
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sorry, no updates. the bearing on my bit broke so i havent been able to do anything lately. but the bearings just arrived so hopfully ill find time to work
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #29
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #30
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Lookin' good!
Make sure that huge gap between the neck and neck pickup doesn't throw off your scale length.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:44 PM   #31
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thanks and ok
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #32
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thats all i have to say
(sorry if you were looking foreward to seeing the rectangles )
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Looking pretty good man, good stuff.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:33 PM   #34
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thanks. close call recently. I left it outside to dry an hour ago and i never noticed that it started raining. the finish is as good as or better than before that gave me a heart attack. . .
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hey guys,

I'm looking at truss rods and i need some advice. First off the fingerboard will be a 25" scale with 24 frets. I want this non adjustable truss rod but its not the length of the fingerboard. would that matter? If not i'm looking at carbon fiber rods. what do you think about those ? and then there is the hot rod double action truss rods. The thing about that is that is that the guitar has a set neck so i could only use one side. Can i still do that?

What do you recomend?
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #36
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BUMP!

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The thing about that is that is that the guitar has a set neck so i could only use one side.
Not sure what you mean by that,

but you definately want a double action truss rod, the hot rods from Stew Mac are pretty good.

But the pics show you have already made the neck, and there is a hole on the heel? Have you not already put the truss rod in?

This is the pic I mean,

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums...55/routsfl2.jpg
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I haven't made the neck yet. The picture won't work so i dont know what you mean. Since it's a set neck one side of the truss rod can't be adjusted
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I haven't made the neck yet. The picture won't work so i dont know what you mean. Since it's a set neck one side of the truss rod can't be adjusted


Why can't it be adjusted? You make the truss rod adjust from the head just like a lot of guitars are and unjust it like normal.
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I haven't made the neck yet. The picture won't work so i dont know what you mean. Since it's a set neck one side of the truss rod can't be adjusted



You only need to adjust one side of the truss rod.........

The adjusting nut will be accessed at the base of the headstock. The neck heel has nothing to do with it.
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