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Old 07-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #81
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It was only today that i realized that this is whoomit's build.

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Old 07-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #82
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #83
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It was only today that i realized that this is whoomit's build.


Not bad for a stupid Pit-Monkey eh?

Well my string ferrules arrived today. You can really tell they're cheap. Two of them have grooves that go around the hole, three are perfectly flat, and one's completely off centre

Anyway, time to go see about fretting and radiusing and that lot.

Eep.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:04 AM   #84
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This build makes me moist, but I think I made that clear already. Keep at it!
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #85
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This build makes me moist, but I think I made that clear already. Keep at it!

Why thank you

Well here's my method for fret slotting. Firstly, mark on my centre line and tape on an accurate ruler! Make sure your pencil's hella sharp, and have a pencil sharpener on hand. A chair, something to eat, and a drink (usually tea, but in this case it's honey and lemon) also come in handy


Mark the points of the frets along the centre line, and then use a protractor to score the fret slots perpindicular to the centre line with a sharp knife:

Then I go through the slots a few more times with the knife to deepen the slot. This gives my saw something to follow:

Then I drag my Japanese saw through the knife scores, and voil, slots are done! You can see my less than perfect slots here:

I've never been great at slotting. It doesn't tend to matter though because next I'll be radiusing the fretboard, which'll erase any imperfections. That's me all done for today, and I don't think I'll be doing anything tomorrow as I'm going to partake in an airsoft event!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #86
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You did use a try square for those perpendicular lines right? But that's coming along nicely man... Wish I had the skills and tools to attempt this...
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:49 PM   #87
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You did use a try square for those perpendicular lines right? But that's coming along nicely man... Wish I had the skills and tools to attempt this...

No, a protractor. I'm working from a centreline.

A tri-square wouldn't work because the edges of the fretboard are angled.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #88
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Ahh, I see... That sounds bloody hard to do man. Sweet project!
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:05 AM   #89
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Ahh, I see... That sounds bloody hard to do man. Sweet project!

Well it's easier for me to do that then to try and make sure I glue the fretboard on perfectly square
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #90
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Looks great so far. Stickied!!! Keep up the good work
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:03 AM   #91
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moar work & pics k thnx
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:46 AM   #92
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So the day before yesterday I started radiusing the fretboard with a plane. Turns out it doesn't like being planed, so I just had to radius it with a sanding block:

Next I marked the centre of my fret markers, and punched the centre:

Holes drilled, inlays glued in and sanded flush:

Next I cleared the slots of all the dust with a knife blade. Unfortunately the tip of the blade snapped off in the slot of the 20th fret which meant I slipped out and cut the nicely sanded board:

To remedy this I sanded the board down some more until the mark was gone, and then cleared the frets VERY carefully I again. Then I cut the slots to final depts. Next I took a small triangular needle file to the slots, this helps to guide the fret into the slot. It also means if it ever gets refretted, the removal of the frets won't chip the surface of the board. You can see the two on the left have been filed, and the two on the right haven't yet:

Sanded to 600 grit, that shine

And some curry that I found in the fridge for lunch:
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:58 AM   #93
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now that's how a curry should look....
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:05 AM   #94
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:43 AM   #95
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And some curry that I found in the fridge for lunch:


I like this wallet on the left!
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #96
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I'm digging this thread.


Also, I made lemon chicken for lunch yesterday. It. Was. Delicious. I suggest you name this The Curry/Lemon Chicken/Bacon Butty Guitar.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #97
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This should be called "the Lunch Build". The has to be an equal Food:Guitar ratio of pictures.

I love it so far. it looks great.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:46 AM   #98
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Well after I had eaten my lunch I started fretting. I forgot I have awkward fretwire. Too thick to fit in slots cut by a japanese saw, and too thin to fit in slots cut by a gentleman's saw. Anyway, I cut through all my slots again with my gentleman's saw, the filing I'd done with the triangular file helped guide the saw into the centre. I did the slots one at a time, and then hammered in the fret. This way I kept changing jobs and was less likely to lose concentration:

I had a break after 9 frets, my back was killing. Anyway, you might be wondering how the frets stayed in if the slots were too wide? With my homemade fret tang wideners!


So I got it all fretted:

I had to stop there though. My dad moved all my fret files and we can't find them Work will continue once I've found them I guess...
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:48 AM   #99
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Wohmt, pls cuntinu.
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Wohmt, pls cuntinu.

That was quick
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