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Old 09-13-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
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Lightbulb 100GBP Challenge 2012 - A Jag of Sorts

Hey guys and gals, finally in a position to enter this challenge (moving islands set me back for a while, but I'm back and raring to go). The plan: a Jag-Strat hybrid:



I found a real cheap-and-nasty strat on one of these daily-deal websites, managed to get most of the parts I need from a $63 rig. So, the cost breakdown (in NZD):

$30.00 Ash (for body)
$25.50 Maple Neck Blank
$17.30 18" Truss Rod
$17.00 Maple 25.5" Fretboard
$ 4.00 Fretwire
$10.00w/b/w Laminate Pickguard Matl.
$16.00 DPDT Slide Switches
$63.00 Sacrificial Guitar, including
6-in-line Tuning Machines
String Tree
Nut
Tremolo Bridge
Single-Coil Pickups
5-Way Selector Switch
250k Pots
Caps
1/4" Mono Jack
Strap Locks
Neck Plate and Screws


Which comes to a grand total of $183.50
The exchange rate at time of posting puts the limit at $196.30

Still waiting on the Stew-Mac parts to arrive, but here's what I've got at the moment:



Next week: Templates!

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Old 09-13-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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Ooh a new one! And you can afford parts from StewMac for your build? I say!

What finish you going for?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:57 AM   #3
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I know, I consider myself something of a high roller

Probably looking at Candy Apple Red, depending on what paint I can find locally (air-shipping regulations on aerosol cans are a real bastard).
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:35 PM   #4
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Looking forward to seeing / hearing the result!
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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Dig an underground tunnel that's slops slightly towards your end and have them roll cans to you through that.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:06 PM   #6
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Hmm, that could work. Might blow my 100 GBP budget though

Templates cut and sanded:



And body glued:



More to follow tomorrow.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #7
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If you haven't already cut it, a 70s style headstock would look pretty awesome.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:45 AM   #8
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Not such a fan of the 70's style to be honest - it would be more true to the Jag though I guess. I'm going with the 60's style for this one, more of a traditional strat style.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:44 AM   #9
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Neck rough-cut to shape:



A bit of really crude thicknessing (I couldn't be bothered making up a new router sledge, so just did it in blocks and took the walls out with a chisel):



Neck routed to shape, and truss rod glued in:



And fretboard glued on top:



Skipped a couple of steps here in my haste, but the body routed (neck still needs the fretboard trimming):



Tomorrow, weather permitting, it'll be onto the arm and belly cuts.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:31 AM   #10
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I do love me some Jag-action
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I do love me some Jag-action

Same.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:12 AM   #12
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Two steps forward, one step back... First things first, I got the arm and belly cuts done with the spokeshave and orbital sander (A little hard to make out in the light though):



Then, routing the edge radius, disaster strikes! Turns out I bought a bead bit instead of a classic roundover - the results were not ideal:



Time to stop, take a deep breath, and relax before I make any more sawdust:

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:10 AM   #13
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just do the whole top like that, and paint the top + the roundover one color, then paint the ledge and the back another colour. it would look awesome.


like, candy red top, with a white ledge and back. like some crazy jag/strat/airline crossover.
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NOOOOOOOOOOO!!

How will you proceed?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:16 AM   #15
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Psssh! That would be a wimpy roundover anyhow. Offsets have nice big roundovers. Go grab a nice big roundover and continue! Or just go around all the way.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:30 AM   #16
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Yeah that's the plan, I'll put a big sucker on to cut out most of it, then if needed just fill in the remaining line before painting. Got a 1/2" round bit en route now.
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You could use a large roundover bit, but small enough that it doesn't take out the whole ledge. That way it'll be like there's a little channel left which could be filled with something, and you could do a stain finish and you'd have a nice little border around the face.
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You could adjust it a little higher and there wouldn't be a channel like that.
That's what I do to get the round over look with a bead bit.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:02 PM   #19
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I'm not sure that would work - the bearing is stepped in, so while raising it up would stop beading on the top surface, it would still bite on the side (exhibit A above )
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You can see the results in my thread.
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