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Old 07-12-2012, 06:50 AM   #21
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No, they're building Barettas

Looking forward to seeing this come a long though
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:13 AM   #22
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Well I thought it was going to be difficult to source more wood. Luckily my dad saved some wood from an old school that I could use though

Here's some maple from the gym floor of said school, and a piece of.. Well I don't actually know :/



I split one piece of maple, and a sliver of the unknown wood for a centre stripe. Cut and planed:

Glued and clamped, with some walnut veneer between the laminates:

How much do you reckon I should say the walnut veneer cost? 2 do?
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #23
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I fine-tuned my neck and body templates. Should be accurate enough that I can rout necks and bodies, and drill bridge position straight from templates. No lining up the bridge with the neck with a couple pieces of string! Means I should be able to rattle-off a good few Teles to sell We'll find out whether or not it works with this build. Fingers crossed guys

After that I drilled out all my body cavities and neck pocket, then I got to routing! Didn't get my neck pocket done though as my tea was ready, yum



More to come tomorrow I'm sure
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:22 PM   #24
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Looking forward to seeing/hearing the end result.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #25
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Oooh! Router bit twins! Wait. Yours is shorter than mine. Although I'm thinking I'm going to need one of those too.

Looking good.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #26
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Looking forward to seeing/hearing the end result.

Me too! Everything's gone really smooth so far

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Oooh! Router bit twins! Wait. Yours is shorter than mine. Although I'm thinking I'm going to need one of those too.

Looking good.

I need the shorter one to do the neck pocket. That's the first thing I'm going to do tomorrow. Then thickness my neck blank I guess!
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #27
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Nothing you post from now on will beat that bacon butty... unless you post a bigger bacon butty. Do it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #28
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From this pic you can see that I did the neck pocket in two parts. I first used the template to take off the first layer. Then I took off the template and the bit just followed the cut I'd already made. I clamped some plywood to the bench with paper inbetween to get it to the same height as the body for extra stability on the router:

Lovely neat neck pocket

Neck unclamped, and the back of it planed. It's ready to go through the thicknesser now:

As per request, lunch:

That's a four sausage butt joint, held together with hot sauce for strength. I've veneered the top with a couple of slices of bacon and left it clamped between to slices of bread. Next to it is a cup of tea.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:01 AM   #29
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TBH I only look at this for the pictures of your lunch.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:05 AM   #30
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Wow! Looks like it's gonna be a sweet build, very interested in how it's gonna turn out. *stickied* Oh, but by the way, your sandwich looks absolutely delicious and I hate you cause I'd want one. Totally kidding about the hate thing, but I'd love to have your sandwich
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #31
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Build looks sweet! Definitely be following this
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #32
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Next time, throw some black pudding or an egg in there. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee boooooi
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #33
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thx 4 kind w3rdz

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Next time, throw some black pudding or an egg in there. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee boooooi

Egg maybe

Blank squared off and thicknessed, centreline and outline marked on:

Being at the wrong end of a thicknesser is very messy business!

Truss rod cavity and acces routed, headstock veneers glued and clamped:

Now, I need opinions!!
I've decided I'm keeping a natural finish on the body, 'cause I really like it. I even like the small gaps between the strips of teak on the fron. Heck, even the plywood Question for you guys though is this:

Oil or lacquer?

Here are some lovely pics to admire and help you decide what I should do:



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Old 07-13-2012, 03:36 PM   #34
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Lacquer.



Yeeeeeeeeeee boooooooooooi
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #35
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I think laquer, simply to protect the soft pine sandwich filling.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:11 AM   #36
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Create some faux binding,

Then, get the inexpensive veneer from those bigbox DIY stores. Maple, dyed Transparent Black.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #37
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Create some faux binding,

Then, get the inexpensive veneer from those bigbox DIY stores. Maple, dyed Transparent Black.

By faux binding you mean painting it on right? Where are you suggesting I put this maple veneer?

I did already toy with the idea of binding it, I decided against it though. I have strips of plastic binding, and real wood veneer that I got sent free from the lovely Ben Crowe at the beautiful Crimson Guitars.

Looks like lacquer's winning so far! I should point out that it's acrylic I shall be using

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Well it doesn't look like I'll get anything done today. Got to go and cut grass which'll take 2-3 hours and it's already 2 o'clock! We'll see though. Here are a couple pictures to tide you over.

Curry for breakfast:

Wilkinson tuners and abalone dots that arrived:
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:29 AM   #38
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the build looks great, but that plate of food


Great job so far
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #39
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why did you let a baby poop on your plate?

killer build though. lookin' real nice.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:28 PM   #40
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Lacquer, like that 8-string. Also, way to ruin curries ^
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